(The One Above)
(The Little Santa Claus)
(The Child's Sleep)
(Winter Is Over)
(Spring Has Come)
(I Don't Like a Farmer's Boy)
(Little Rabbit in His Burrow)
(I Hear a Little Bell)
(Maybug, Fly Away)
(Lullaby, Baby, Sleep)
(Little Turnip Lantern)
(Sepp Has a Little Hen)
(From Lucerne to Weggis)
Please contribute a traditional song or rhyme from your country.
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Basler Brunsli are traditional chocolate almond cookies that are made for Christmas in Switzerland. They’re spiced up with cinnamon and cloves. In my recipe, I cut the normal amount of clove powder in half. You can double it if you like more spice. For the chocolate, I used Ghirardelli [...]
Yodeling began as a way of communicating over long distances in mountainous regions. It’s believed that people as early as the Stone Ages yodeled! To yodel you alternate the voice between low and high pitches.The low pitches come from the chest and the high pitches come from the head region. [...]
Fondue is great to serve for a special occasion. It feels like a fun event to eat it! If you’re familiar with the standard, delicious Swiss & Gruyere Fondue, you may want to try Cheddar Cheese Fondue for a nice change. If you’re a cheddar lover like me, you must try it! It’s easy [...]
Zimtsterne literally translates from German to English as Cinnamon Stars. They’re Cinnamon Star Cookies These cookies are a specialty of Germany, Austria, Alsace (Region of France) and Switzerland. They’re made for Christmas and in Alsace, they’re part of the "bredele" [...]
Going door-to-door for treats between Halloween and Christmas-time has been common throughout the West for the past few centuries. These traditions have their roots in Samhain, an ancient Celtic festival that was celebrated from October 31st to November 1st, the halfway point between the autumnal [...]
We’ve just started Mama Lisa’s French Facebook Group to discuss all things French! This group is for people who love French and would like to learn more about the language and culture. We’ll share French learning resources. We welcome recipes and traditions. We’d love [...]
"’Ainsi périssent les ennemis de la République!’ (Thus perish the enemies of the Republic), refers to how fictional character Mère Royaume poured boiling hot vegetable soup on soldiers climbing up the city walls of Geneva in a surprise attack on December 11-12, 1602. One of the [...]
French Pronunciation is a site that helps you improve your French pronunciation. You can listen to recordings of the sounds you find difficult to pronounce and then practice along with them. [...]
Ed Gawlinski, who’s been involved with various cultural organizations throughout his life, sent me this email… I get emails from AFS (American Field Service) from time to time. AFS is an organization that promotes cultural exchange. It was started by members of the United States’ [...]
In many parts of the world, the foods eaten on New Years Eve and New Years Day have important symbolic meanings. These symbols seem to fall into several major categories. The first class symbolizes financial prosperity. This type of food is round like coins. Often, the dish will be round beans, [...]
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