To my Jewish friends and readers all over the world, I wish you a happy and healthy Hanukkah, filled with joy and light.
I hope one of these links will add a little extra cheer to your celebration:
Put your French and Spanish to the (tiny) test every day until Christmas: translate a seasonal term each day to open the door. There are even different versions depending on whether Christmas is a winter or summer holiday for you!
French Advent Calendar
Spanish Advent Calendar
Thanksgiving, as celebrated on the fourth Thursday in November, is a uniquely American holiday, but you still might want to talk about it in French, Spanish, or Italian. Here’s some vocabulary to help you get ready for next week’s American Thanksgiving – and some vegetarian recipes, just in case.
My agent sent me this joke:
A mother mouse and a baby mouse are walking along, when all of a sudden, a cat attacks them.
The mother mouse yells, “BARK!” and the cat runs away.
“See?” says the mother mouse to her baby. “Now do you understand why it’s important to learn a foreign language?”
Now that I’ve convinced you how important foreign languages are 😉 here are some links:
It’s only a few days away – here are some links to help hunt for eggs and celebrate this springtime holiday.
French for Easter
Italian for Easter
Spanish for Easter
Vegetarian recipes for spring
Mardi Gras is the ultimate street party – at least in a normal year. In 2021, with travel restrictions, lockdowns, and social distancing, traditional floats and dancing are out of the question. But creative people will always find an outlet, as in these uniquely 2021 Mardi Gras celebrations.
7 Virtual Mardi Gras Events
New Orleans: House floats / Yardi Gras
Guadeloupe: TV and radio programming
If you’re feeling nostalgic, check out my photos from Nice Carnaval 2013.
And as always, I have multilingual vocabulary for my fellow language lovers: