Category Archives: Culture

Christmas Greetings

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Share Afrikaans - ‘n Geseende Kersfees en ‘n voorspoedige Nuwejaar Arabic - I’d Miilad said oua sana saida Basque - Zorionstsu Eguberri. Zoriontsu Urte Berri On Bangla - Bodo Din Shubh Lamona Bulgarian - Tchestita Koleda; Tchestito Rojdestvo Hristovo Chinese - (Mandarin) Kung His Hsin Nien … Continue reading

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Christmas Celebrations Around the World

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ShareIn line with our tradition of writing Christmas blogs, in 2011 we focused on Australia, Japan, Mexico, Spain and Sweden whilst in 2012 we looked at how Christmas is celebrated in Moldova,  Finland,  Poland and France. This year, our countries of … Continue reading

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ELS Gives Talk on International Marketing from a Language Perspective

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Share Express Language Solutions’ CEO Dina Railean will give a talk tomorrow 11 April 2013 on International Marketing from a Language Perspective. The presentation will be given as part of an event organised by North & Western Lancashire Chamber of … Continue reading

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Easter Traditions around the World

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ShareWith the Easter Weekend upon us, here at ELS, we thought it would be interesting to take another look at global celebrations of the Easter period and typical customs or traditions pertaining to others during the festivities. Read on to … Continue reading

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International Women’s Day

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Share International Women’s Day is celebrated on March 8 every year. It was originally called International Working Women’s Day. The purpose for celebration ranges from general appreciation of women through to appreciation and celebration of women politically, economically and socially. … Continue reading

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Mărțișor

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ShareMărțișor is a celebration of spring that begins on 1st March each year. It is a tradition belonging to Moldova as well as Romania, and has variations in places such as Bulgaria and Macedonia and Albania. The term Mărțișor is … Continue reading

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St. Valentine’s Day Traditions around the World

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ShareWales According to old Welsh folklore, instead of what is known as St. Valentine, St. Dwynwen is instead celebrated. St Dwynwen is believed to have been a woman who, for reasons which vary through story to story, was not allowed … Continue reading

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New Year Traditions all over the world

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ShareNew Year is a time for resolutions and celebrations all over the world. In ancient times, noise making and fireworks was meant to ward off evil spirits and bring good luck, the perfect start to a New Year. It is believed that … Continue reading

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Christmas Celebrations around the World

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ShareFollowing on from last year’s blog on Christmas Traditions around the World, here at Express Language Solutions, we thought it would be only fitting to look at those of some other countries that were not previously mentioned. Poland Christmas in … Continue reading

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The decline of foreign language learning and its impact on international trade

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ShareAll one needs to do is to take a look at recent news articles regarding foreign language learning in the UK to discover that the number of students currently studying a language other than English is dropping at a worrying … Continue reading

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