What is Boxing Day?

What is Boxing Day?

(VOVWORLD) - Boxing Day is celebrated each year on December 26th, the day after Christmas, in countries around the world. In the past, it was a day for giving to the less fortunate. today Boxing Day has...
Post Thanksgiving events in US

Post Thanksgiving events in US

(VOVWORLD) - Welcome back to our weekly Culture Rendezvous! We’ll now continue our story about Thanksgiving in the US. In a previous edition, we talked about Thanksgiving celebrations and stopped at the...
Thanksgiving holiday in the US

Thanksgiving holiday in the US

(VOVWORLD) -Thanksgiving is an annual national holiday in the United States celebrating the harvest and other blessings of the past year. The American holiday is particularly rich in legend and...
Hutong, cultural features familiar to Beijingers

Hutong, cultural features familiar to Beijingers

(VOVWORLD) - Surrounding the imposing and world-famous Beijing architectural landmarks like the Forbidden City and the Old Summer Palace are hutong, narrow streets or alleys, closely linked to the life of commoners in...
Knowing to love Argentina’s yerba maté beverage

Knowing to love Argentina’s yerba maté beverage

(VOVWORLD) - Yerba maté is the most popular beverage in Argentina, well above coffee and tea, according to the National Institute of Yerba Maté. It is becoming increasingly popular and can be enjoyed at any time...
Israel’s parenting principles

Israel’s parenting principles

(VOVWORLD) - Raising a happy, healthy child is one of the most challenging jobs a parent can have and also one of the most rewarding. Yet many of us don't approach parenting with the...
Palestine and the Arab world

Palestine and the Arab world

(VOVWORLD) - How much do you know about the Arab world? For example, how many Arab nations are there? What is their common language? How is their culture? Our guest on today’s Culture Rendezvous is Palestinian Salim Hammad,...
South Africa’s Heritage Day or Braai Day

South Africa’s Heritage Day or Braai Day

(VOVWORLD) - For South Africa, Heritage Day on September 24 is an annual occasion that grips the country in a series of events, festivities, and social and family gatherings. It celebrates South Africa’s roots, and...
The meaning of White color in Brazilian culture

The meaning of White color in Brazilian culture

(VOVWORLD) -Have you ever wondered about the meaning of different colors in your culture? What color do you usually choose for your New Year’s Eve Party? Red, Black, Pink or any colors that make you...
How cycling becomes a symbol of Dutch culture

How cycling becomes a symbol of Dutch culture

(VOVWORLD) - The Netherlands is one of the very few countries that actually encourage the use of bicycles as a means of transportation. People joke that Dutch people are born with a bicycle...
Laos’ greetings, etiquette customs

Laos’ greetings, etiquette customs

(VOVWORLD) - Laos enchants tourists with its beauty and unique culture and customs. When you visit Laos you’ll have a chance to meet super-friendly locals and observe their unhurried lives. Laotians impress tourists...
Laos’s Boun Ork Phansa Festival

Laos’s Boun Ork Phansa Festival

(VOVWORLD) - Lao people celebrate scores of traditional festivals and holidays throughout the year. Most of them, including the Boun Ork Phansa Festival, are based on Buddhism and interwoven with the seasons and...
Ukrainian Cuisine

Ukrainian Cuisine

(VOVWORLD) -Cuisine is the first thing people notice when visiting a country. Ukrainian cuisine is closely linked to the customs, culture, and way of life of the Ukrainian people. It is famous for its...
What you should know when traveling to Indonesia?

What you should know when traveling to Indonesia?

(VOVWORLD) - One of the most difficult parts of living in or visiting a foreign country is understanding its culture, customs, and traditions. We recently talked to Tommy Sorongan, a reporter with CNBC...
Swedish Midsummer festival

Swedish Midsummer festival

(VOVWORLD) - The Midsummer Festival is one of Sweden’s most important holidays, a highly anticipated event when family and friends get together – at least, when there’s no raging pandemic. Today our...
Fourth of July holiday

Fourth of July holiday

(VOVWORLD) -Americans will consume about 150 million hot dogs on the Fourth of July. For many of them, 4th of July is just an excuse to relax in the sun, toss back a...