La Paradura del Niño – Standing Up of the Child

In the Andean region of Táchira, Mérida and Trujillo, the celebration called La Paradura del Niño is focused on Jesus as a baby. It is celebrated around the 6th of January. It is a procession in which the baby in the manger is placed on a large handerchief and each corner is held by a person who … Read more

Independence Day in El Salvador

Independence Day in my country, El Salvador, is on September 15th, but the people start to prepare for it on May 1st. All the schools and the military have a parade in the streets; in the capital they do it at the most important stadium. In order to have a parade, each school has already … Read more

Explaining My Name Xiao Wei Nong from China

Our Chinese names regularly consist of three parts. Societies in ancient China were made up of extended families, so the first part of the name is the last name, the family name. The second part is the middle name and should be the symbol of the generation. The third part is just your first name, … Read more

Guineo, A Typical Colombian Food

Guineo is a typical dish made with green bananas, which is popular in some parts of Colombia, such as Santa Marta. I think that seventy percent of the people there eat guineo at least two or three times a week. When my mother prepares guineo, we have it for breakfast or for dinner. I really like it. I seldom … Read more

A Turkish Wedding

There are different kinds of wedding ceremonies in Turkey. The forms of ceremonies depend on the social and economic status of couples and their families. In the rural areas, they are different from the wedding ceremonies of urban areas. In the villages, the wedding ceremonies continue for two days. There are two separate wedding ceremonies, … Read more

Saudi Arabian Traditional Dress

In Saudi Arabia, as in all countries, climate, usefulness, and custom influence dress. Men and boys wear the thawb, an ankle length piece of clothing which is long and fits loosely. Athough the thawb covers almost the entire body, it allows air to circulate freely. This piece of clothing was traditionally made of cotton, but it is also … Read more

What If Children Ruled the World?

International students used their imagination to answer this question. Children need to know how to get along with others before owning the world. I can imagine this from the movie “The Planet of the Apes.” In the very beginning it would be great. After that, if children faced trouble, they would learn from history. In … Read more

Nikujaga, A Special Dish from Japan

When I think about Nikujaga, I remember my home, and I start to think seriously about going back to Japan. This dish is not served in restaurants in Japan. Mothers usually cook it, and each family has its own version. Sometimes, even the ingredients are different in each family, so it makes me think about my … Read more