Celebrating Chinese New Year in Taipei, Taiwan

Celebrating Chinese New Year in Taipei, Taiwan

Chinese New Year: The Biggest of the Chinese Holidays In addition to marking the beginning of each lunar (moon) year, Chinese New Year represents the most important holiday of the year in traditional Chinese culture.  You can find it being celebrated in Chinatowns all over the world. It’s naturally a huge event in my native…

Argentina’s tradition of Three Kings… and their thirsty camels

Argentina’s tradition of Three Kings… and their thirsty camels

Today, I invite you on a virtual visit to  Buenos Aires, Argentina, where the children anxiously await the arrival of the Three Kings … and their camels. Argentine native, Alejandra Vicco, first shared this Central and South American tradition with us in December 2011, when she was proprietor of Bebeba Baby Equipment Rentals in Buenos…

La Befana and her trouble-shooting small broom: An Italian holiday tradition
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La Befana and her trouble-shooting small broom: An Italian holiday tradition

Careful, kids… the Befana may fly overhead any moment and see what you’re up to! Today, Travels with Baby Traditions returns to Rome, where for centuries the children have spent this very night, Epiphany Eve, anticipating a visit from the celebrated Befana. Sharing the Italian tradition with us is Valeria Spizzichino, a native Roman, mother,…

The captivating carousels of Paris in December
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The captivating carousels of Paris in December

Paris has lovely carousels year round, with an extra 20 carousels offering free rides the final 2 weeks of December. Today, the Travels with Baby Traditions series takes us to Paris, where resident mom Camille Spanjaard whisks us past the loveliest carousels in all the city – a definite highlight of Paris in December. Camille…

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For Christmas in Copenhagen, tots flock to Tivoli

Kids in Copenhagen flock to Tivoli Gardens in its Christmas splendor..  Today the Travels with Baby Traditions series takes us to Copenhagen Denmark, with a guest post by by local resident Christine Blin. Christine is a French/Icelandic native to who moved to Copenhagen 7 years ago and is the owner and founder of MUU Baby…

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Let’s go fly a kite: Guatemala’s families celebrate the "Day of the Dead" in high style

Yes, my friends, that’s a kite. Have you ever seen a 36-foot wide kite sail into the heavens? That’s what they’re doing en masse today on the next stop of our Travels with Baby Traditions: Sumpango, Guatemala. Here to share the fun details is our guest blogger reporting from lovely Central America, Marina K. Villatoro. …