La Befana: The Italian Christmas Witch

La Befana, the Italian Christmas Witch #happyholidays La Befana, the Italian Christmas Witch Have you ever heard of a friendly witch that delivers presents? This month Cultural Mixology invites you to learn more about La Befana, the Italian Christmas witch.  La Befana...

Hand Gestures Around the World

Do you think you know what the “okay” sign means? Or, “thumbs up”? What about the “V” sign? Gestures play an important part in our communication. They can replace words. Or, emphasize attitudes and emotions. But, the fact that hand...

Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival

Happy Mid-Autumn Festival! 中秋快乐! (Zhōngqiū kuàilè!) Mid-Autumn Festival Harvest festivals have a long history in modern human societies. Let’s explore the beautiful tradition of the harvest festival, which has been celebrated in China since the early Tang...

Your First-Aid Kit for Managing Culture Shock

Cultural Mixology First Aid Kit Created with Figma #SOS Adapting to a New Cultural Environment Can Be Challenging Culture shock is often defined as the expected reaction to the unknown, whereas reverse culture shock is the unexpected reaction to the known when an...

A Beginner’s Guide to Cricket

Soccer or American Football? Cheers mate, but the most popular sport in Straya* is cricket!  #culturematters A Beginner’s Guide to Cricket   As sports are a popular topic for small talk, below Cultural Mixology provides you with a beginner’s guide to cricket for...

A Lesson in Quechua

A Lesson in Quechua #languagematters A Lesson in Quechua Quechua, often referred to as Runasimi (“the people’s language”), was the language of the Inca Empire. Nowadays, there are approximately eight million people who still speak the language, which...
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