Winter Holidays Across the World: Latin America

The “winter” holidays in Latin America are made up of factors that are fundamental elements to most seasonal traditions – eating, drinking, dancing and spending time with loved ones. However, to understand how each country in the region developed their own unique traditions, one must look to culture. Whereas culture

Winter Holidays Across the World: Eastern Europe and Russia

The wide variety of customs and traditions practiced in Eastern Europe during the winter holidays reflects the region’s cultural diversity. Yet, a defining feature of this time of year is its close connection to religion. Research suggests that in most countries, the vast majority of the adult population identifies with

It’s not Smooth Sailing for Japanese Whaling 

Global Panorama, Flickr On April 3rd, 2021, four whaling vessels left Ishinomaki and Hachinohe on Japan’s eastern coast. In June, they will be joined by a fifth vessel. These boats are setting out to partake in a highly controversial practice – commercial whaling. This practice has been halted worldwide since