News Year Eve in the West means December 31st. However for a large part of the World this isn’t the prelude to a new Year.
Christmas cards are a tradition that we don’t probably give a second thought to. But there was a time when no one sent them. Here’s some details on their origins.
REASON FOR THE SOLSTICE In astronomy, the solstice is either of the two times a year when the Sun is at its greatest distance from the celestial equator, the great circle on the celestial sphere that is on the same plane as the earth’s equator. In the Northern Hemisphere, the winter solstice occurs either December 21 or 22, when the sun shines directly over the tropic of Capricorn; the summer solstice occurs either June 20 or...
As children we’re taught many different nursery rhymes. Most seem frivolous and amusing however behind every one is a history and story that’s every bit intriguing as the rhyme itself.
Saint Nicholas, Father Christmas, Santa Claus, Sinterklass … whatever you call him he has a rich set of folklore and traditions surrounding him. But are they even the same person ?
We have a lot of traditions surrounding a good British Christmas which enjoy but never really question. But where did some of them originate from ?
Meet a new and disturbing character to add to the pantheon of Christmas mythical beings … Krampus!
Sinterklaas is quintessentially Dutch. You might be tempted to think he’s just a Dutch version of Santa Claus … but he’s definitely not. He doesn’t even live at the North Pole !
Some random jokes, poems and quips from the master of quirky and surreal himself … Mr Spike Milligan …
Thanksgiving is a traditional feature of North American life. We explain the history and origins
Gâche Mélée (pronounced Gosh Mel – are) is a traditional Guernsey apple dessert… perfect for Autumn & Winter treats
Computers are a part of everyday life. At it’s core is the CPU. But what is it and how does it work?
Contrary to to popular belief the Romans didn’t call Guernsey Sarnia. It is likely that the name they gave it was Lisia.
What would you say if scientists could show that brain activity to press a button occurred 7 seconds before you consciously made the decision to even do so ?