Written by Scott Rousseau If you are an InterNations member and would like to contribute an article, do not hesitate to contact us! Getting deep into the local culture is a fantastic way to adapt to your new home, but there are numerous reasons why maintaining our own cultural traditions when we move overseas is just as important.
Diwali is also known as the festival of lights as it is traditional to light up your house with an impressive array of candles and small clay oil lamps to symbolise the triumph of good over evil.
Due to a broken down bus I missed the train by five minutes and thought I would not be able to make it back to London in time to make the celebration that I had been looking forward to.
From that day I made myself a promise that I would not ever come that close to letting my family down again, especially when the day is that meaningful.
Article Topics. When we hosted our recent Canadian Thanksgiving dinner, we invited a new colleague and his family who had just spent an exhausting couple of months going through the trials of getting settled into a new job, finding appropriate housing, and jumping through the usual bureaucratic hoops that accompany any move to a new country.
They were extremely grateful for the chance to wind down, meet new friends and exchange tips on local life.