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28 October 2019
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Language & Culture Special: Halloween in Italy

This seems to be a tricky question…. Traditionally they don’t. As in most Catholic countries, they have Ognissanti or Tutti i Santi, a public holiday celebrating All Saints, on November 1. While Halloween today is associated with Anglo-Saxon countries and especially the U.S., its roots lie deep in European traditions. Halloween is thought to have originated from the […]


European Day of Languages

European Day of Languages What is the European Day of Languages A day like today, proclaimed by the Council of Europe on 6 December 2001, at the end of the European Year of Languages (2001), which had been jointly organised by the Council of Europe and the European Union. Its aim is to encourage language learning across Europe. Why is it important? This is […]


Language & Culture Special: All Saints’ Day, All Souls’ Day and Halloween

What is All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day (or Day of the Dead) and how are they linked to Halloween? The day after Halloween is known as All Saints’ Day – other names include Day of the Dead, All Hallow’s Day and Hallowmas, which falls on 1 November each year. This is a day of remembering all […]


1 November 2018
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Language & Culture Special: Halloween in Latin America

Is Halloween celebrated in Latin America? Despite the conception that such a pagan tradition as Halloween may not be celebrated in Christian and Catholic countries, we have seen that in Spain there is a crossover between the witch-associated festival with the religious celebrations. From the North to the South of Latin America, let’s have a […]


Language & Culture Special: Halloween in Spanish-speaking countries

How do Spanish-speaking countries celebrate Halloween? We may think that such a purely pagan tradition as Halloween could never enter the borders of Spanish-speaking countries, which normally celebrate Christian traditions. This Language and Culture special shows a crossover between the pagan and the Christian traditions typical of this season. Let’s have a look at what […]

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