Tag: culture & holidays

  • We Are International Parents
    We Are International Parents

    Raising your children internationally brings about different questions of belonging and identity. By Karin Hongsaton Zackari   We are international parents who have moved away from our home country. Many of us have very international families, with children born to parents of different origins. Some of us carry a sense of belonging not based on […]

  • Ramadan – The Holy Month for Muslims
    Ramadan – The Holy Month for Muslims

    Ramadan is the holiest month for Muslims around the world. Sadef explains how Ramadan is celebrated and it reminds us all to help each other to live in peace and harmony.   By Sadef Chhotani   For Muslims around the world, Ramadan is the holiest month. Ramadan marks the month, in the Muslim lunar calendar, […]

  • The True Meaning of Songkran
    The True Meaning of Songkran

    April is the season for Songkran, and even if you’ve experienced the festivities, you could be forgiven for thinking it’s just about the water fights. There is much more to Songkran and we asked some moms to tell us what Songkran means to them and how they celebrate this significant Thai festival. By Dharak Dhamongrat […]

  • All The World’s A Stage: Try Everything!
    All The World’s A Stage: Try Everything!

    Being a mom of a little kid is not a reason to give up on something your heart desires. Hanae Matsumura is mom to a 2-year-old one and tells her story about how she is following her passion for performing. By Hanae Matsumura   Last year, I auditioned for an English opera production by Bangkok […]

  • Traditional Japanese Festivals for Kids
    Traditional Japanese Festivals for Kids

    In Japan, spring is the season to celebrate children! Fumi tells us about Hina-matsuri and Tango-no-sekku, traditional festivals especially for kids in Japan. By Fumi Yasui Hina-matsuri, a festival for girls Hina-matsuri, meaning “the doll festival” in Japanese, is held on the third of March to pray for girls’ health and happiness. We display dolls […]

  • CRAFT: Make Your Own Advent Calendar
    CRAFT: Make Your Own Advent Calendar

    Long-standing BAMBI member and all-round creative whizz Donatella Lazzari shows how to make your very own healthy or treat-filled advent calendar! By Donatella Lazzari Advent calendars are used to count down the days until Christmas. Advent is the time observed in Christian churches as the time spent waiting and preparing for the celebration of the […]