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17 mars 2010 3 17 /03 /mars /2010 00:10
Today is Saint Patrick's Day...

What do you know about this Irish tradition ? Click on "take quiz" and answer the 10 questions !

Special congratulations to Julia, who's trying to improve her results  ;o)
SAINT PATRICK'S DAY : test yourself ;o)

1) Saint Patrick is the most famous

     patron of...

The article "Saint Patrick's Day" on Wikipedia
will help you check it all ;)
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16 mars 2010 2 16 /03 /mars /2010 23:38
WGN Radio's Bill Moller presents
a CityCam report on the Chicago River :
watch it wearing special colours for
Saint Patrick's Day ;o)

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26 décembre 2009 6 26 /12 /décembre /2009 22:25
Today is Boxing Day !


Boxing Day is a bank holiday and a public holiday in Australia, Canada, Germany, Ghana, Greenland,  Hong Kong, Jamaica, the Netherlands, New Zealand,  Nigeria, Trinidad and Tobago, the United Kingdom and in some countries in the Commonwealth of Nations with a mainly Christian population. In South Africa, it is known as "the Day of Goodwill".

Click on the box to find out more about Boxing Day :
http://imgcash2.imageshack.us/img42/5051/boxboxingdaygloubiwebfr.gifits origins, its past and present traditions...

  Boxing Day is not an official holiday in the United States and yet,  it gets currently known among the Americans  -especially those living near the Canada/U.S.A. border.
When Boxing Day falls on a Saturday or Sunday, the following Monday is the public holiday.

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24 décembre 2009 4 24 /12 /décembre /2009 20:09
... are plainly explained in the video clip below.
The transcript will help you understand ;-)
                                                                                                                                                               plainly = clearly

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22 décembre 2009 2 22 /12 /décembre /2009 21:07

Gingerbread recipes, gingerbread houses and men
are also part of  the Xmas holiday traditions

Some historians claim Gingerbread Houses date from the early 19th century :  "Hansel and Gretel"  -a fairy tale by the Grimm Brothers -  showed such a house.  But others suggest that the Grimms merely developed a pre-existent idea..

As for the White House, each year both members of its staff, and its Pastry Team contribute to maintain the holiday tradition : more than 150 pounds of gingerbread dough and 250 libers of white chocolate are used to build the White House Gingerbread House. You can watch how it is achieved in the video below : 

Real carpenters, plumbers, or electricians help this project become a full success. This year, not only does the Gingerbread White House include a view of the State Dining Room and a marzipan vegetable garden... but it also shows the US President's family pet : the dog Bo :o)
gingerbread = a type of cake, usually very dark brown and soft, which contains ginger / ginger (gingembre)   |   mere = simple
pastry = sweet baked goods such as cakes, biscuits etc  |  dough = flour mixed with water, fat, sometimes yeast (levure), to be baked.


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31 octobre 2009 6 31 /10 /octobre /2009 00:01


   Jack O'Lantern
   is one of the most popular

   legends related to Hallowe'en :
   it's an Irish tale...

    Click on the lantern to discover the story
   of 'Stingy Jack'...

... and listen to the tale thanks to the video below :

(1) : Photo by Photograph by Toby Ord,
under CC BY-SA license
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20 septembre 2009 7 20 /09 /septembre /2009 19:52

I've just finished transcribing the video (September 18)

that shows a New York guided tour...

http://png-3.findicons.com/files/icons/628/shiny_lockers/128/locker_notebook.png Click  ^^^ above

and read the script of the video !

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19 septembre 2009 6 19 /09 /septembre /2009 21:45

Watch the NY City guided tour video (Friday 17)...

and answer this quiz !



New York City
      1) Central Park is in the middle of...
  Little Italy
  Battery Park

By the way, if you observe the blog main page...

you should be able to see Brooklyn Bridge /

be attentive... the picture's quite small  :o) 

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18 septembre 2009 5 18 /09 /septembre /2009 20:57

New York is often referred to as New York City (NYC)...

800px-Apfel 05    ... or the City of New York,


to distinguish it from the state of New York. It is also nicknamed 'Big Apple'. The city is the centre of the New York metropolitan area (one of the most populous areas in the world).

A street (& water !) tour of a few New York City's most famous places and tourist attractions :

New York strongly influences global commerce, finance, media, culture, art, fashion, research, education, and entertainment. It hosts the United Nations Headquarters and is therefore an important centre for international affairs.


Apple illustration by jacoon, under CC BY-SA license

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