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Cultural traditions all through Europe


Because it’s World Day for Cultural Variety at the moment and European Neighbours’ Day subsequent week, we’ve put collectively a listing of traditions celebrated all through a number of the nations we insure in.

Meals

France

This nation has clearly had an enormous culinary influence within the UK, as we’ve got adopted loads of its phrases as an alternative of fixing them. To call just a few, we’ve got baguettes, courgettes, and pâté.

Italy

We might simply cease at pizza and say no extra, however take into consideration the components wanted to make this heavenly bread disc – passata, mozerella, pancetta!

And to not point out desserts – gelato, tiramisu and panna cotta are however just a few of a protracted listing.

Dancing and Music

Cultural traditions throughout Europe

Spain

The Flamenco is a dance recognized to many all through the world. It has been recognised by UNESCO as a Human Heritage, and it wouldn’t be the identical with out the sound of castanets!

Cyprus

The island could be very pleased with its conventional dancing and music. The Republic of Cyprus shares quite a lot of its tradition with Greece, so dances such because the Tsifteteli are widespread. Greek city ‘Rebetiko’ music can also be widespread and was added to UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage listing.

Spiritual Traditions

Republic of Eire

The three-leaf clover (shamrock) is a part of an necessary Christian story in Eire. Saint Patrick struggled to speak the concept of the holy trinity to the Celts, however this little plant helped them to grasp.

France

In France, Easter is well known in another way to how we do it within the UK. As a substitute of the Easter Bunny bringing chocolate eggs, they’re supply by winged church bells. Nevertheless, Easter egg hunts are simply as widespread.

Myths and Legends

Cultural traditions throughout Europe

Italy

As Italy was dwelling to the Historical Romans, this nation is wealthy for tales of myths and legends. Its capital was named after the founder, Romulus, twin to Remus, who have been raised by wolves. The Roman gods and goddesses are nonetheless well-known at the moment, with many of the planets in our photo voltaic system named after them.

Republic of Eire

Leprachauns are stated to have inhabited Eire lengthy earlier than people appeared. Individuals nonetheless say that you could be discover one with a pot of gold on the finish of a rainbow!

Our personal traditions within the UK

There may be a lot we’re grateful to all these nations for! And we don’t need to go away the UK out of the celebration, so we current to you our choice:

  • The Full English Breakfast, Welsh Rarebit, Cranachan
  • Morris Dancing, the very first Exhausting Rock Cafe, and a number of musicals composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber!
  • Household roast dinners on Sundays and Pancake Day
  • King Arthur, Robin Hood and George and the Dragon

You possibly can inform we’re keen on our meals within the UK, as most of our traditions have a culinary connection! Are there any others you’d add to this listing? Tell us on social media by tagging @Insure_My_Villa (Twitter) or @InsureMyVilla (Fb).

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