Tea, Motorbikes and Dragons in Hong Kong, Indonesia and Vietnam
While in the same geographic region, Hong Kong, Indonesia and Vietnam could not be more different. Think East meets West capitalism, Muslim and Buddhist influences, respectively.
Sinterklaas vs. Santa Claus and Other ‘Merry-time’ Traditions
Many traditions this merry time of year have European origins, though the United States has added to them via storytelling and commercialism. Germany created Christmas trees and markets among other traditions, England caroling and the most famous seasonal poem, and the Netherlands Sinterklaas, who became known as Santa Claus in America.