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Organizing an eco-friendly Christmas: tips and tricks

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Reconciling the joy of the holidays with respect for the environment is not as complicated as you might think. To have a green Christmas, all you have to do is think sustainable, homemade and reusable. Here are a few tips to make 'magical holidays' rhyme with 'green'.

14
Dec
2022

What are the different Christmas traditions in Europe?

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Although Christmas is celebrated almost all over the world, each country has its own way of celebrating this holiday, with its own customs and traditions. We offer you a small overview of the different Christmas traditions in Europe.

14
Dec
2022

Organize a Secret Santa in 5 questions

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During the holiday season with family, friends or colleagues, it is sometimes more practical to organize a Secret Santa to limit the gift budget. If you don't know what this means, we explain how to organize a Secret Santa in 5 questions.

09
Dec
2022

Bouquet: which seasonal flowers to offer?

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During the year, there are many opportunities to offer bouquets of flowers. But did you know that most of the bouquets offered in stores are not in season and are grown thousands of miles away from France? To make sure your bouquet is as kind to the planet as it is to its recipient, we explain which seasonal flowers to offer in autumn-winter.

07
Dec
2022

Saint Lucia: 5 things to know about this festival of lights

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St. Lucia's Day, celebrated on December 13, is a particularly important secular tradition in Sweden. This festival in honor of St. Lucy of Syracuse marks the return of light after long days of darkness. Here are 5 things to know about this festival of lights.

07
Dec
2022

Baguette: 5 questions to know everything about the baguette

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Cock-a-doodle-doo! The emblematic French baguette has entered the intangible cultural heritage of humanity on November 30, 2022. On this occasion, we suggest you learn more about the baguette in 5 questions.

05
Dec
2022

Saint Nicholas: history and traditions

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St. Nicholas Day, which is celebrated on December 6, is a long-standing tradition in many European countries. During this holiday, gifts and sweets are distributed to good children by Saint Nicholas, a benevolent character who sometimes replaces Santa Claus. We propose to discover the origins of this holiday and the traditions that are attached to it.

02
Dec
2022

The 5 secrets of a successful Christmas

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Christmas is a favorite holiday for children and raises high expectations from children and adults alike. If Christmas Eve or the meal on December 25th does not always live up to your expectations, you may need to rethink the way you organize the party... We have listed for you the 5 secrets of a successful Christmas

01
Dec
2022

Deepavali: how is this festival celebrated in Malaysia?

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In October 2022, I had the chance to go to Malaysia during the Deepavali or Diwali celebrations. I was able to discover the traditions related to this religious festival in a Hindu family. Here is how Deepavali is celebrated in Malaysia.

29
Nov
2022

How does ESA recruit its astronauts?

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On November 23, 2022, the European Space Agency (ESA) unveiled its new class of astronauts, reservists and parastronauts. These 17 budding astronauts have been selected according to very strict physical, psychological, technical and medical criteria. If you too dream of becoming an astronaut, we suggest you discover how ESA recruits its astronauts.

28
Nov
2022
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