Tag: culture & holidays

  • Reminiscing German Christmas in Thailand
    Reminiscing German Christmas in Thailand

    Missing Christmas celebrations back home, Christina shares some Christmas rituals and traditions that are quintessentially German, and her ‘secret’ family recipe of vanilla crescents.   By Christina Grawe   It’s that time of year again when I usually ask my Bangkok expat friends, “Are you going home over the holidays?” or “Is your family coming […]

  • My Childhood Memories of Diwali
    My Childhood Memories of Diwali

    Hetal reminisces about her family’s celebrations of her favorite Hindu festival, Diwali, and shares how she is passing the traditions down to her daughter.   By Hetal Shah   Diwali is an important Hindu festival celebrated globally in October or November according to the new moon day of the Hindu Lunisolar calendar. It is also […]

  • 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 […]