On 18 May 2021, the 75th UN General Assembly approved the application by the International Commission of Glass (ICG) that 2022 be declared an International Year of Glass. Glass has accompanied humanity on its journey of development for nearly 3500 years. Today, as one of the most versatile and important inventions of mankind, it has become a dominant material in our everyday lives and has also taken a prominent position worldwide.Read More
Author: Dora M Kovacs
Valentine’s Day, a festival to celebrate romantic love, is coming up soon. Many believe that it is very important to celebrate Valentine’s Day, although some say that every day you can spend with your beloved should be a holiday. Valentine’s Day became increasingly popular in many countries around the world by the second half of the 20th century. This day is now celebrated as the day of romantic love when lovers exchange gifts.
Saint Valentine has most likely become the patron saint of lovers owing to the calendar coincidence, first in Italy and later in England and France.
The Nuremberg Christkindlesmarkt is one of the oldest and most famous Christmas Markets in the world. The pre-Christmas event on Nuremberg’s Main Market Square dates back to the mid 16th century. The first mention in writing is from 1628. Although the Nuremberg Christkindlesmarkt 2021 cannot take place, due to new Covid regulations issued by the Free State of Bavaria. Instead let’s remember the good times we can recall, let our imagination take us on a trip during this Advent Season.Read More
Starting a “zero-waste” lifestyle requires serious thought and determination in the first place. We need to be clear about why we want to reduce the amount of waste we produce. The answer is simple: if we love the planet we live on, the beautiful landscapes provided by nature, the amazing flora and fauna, then it is up to each of us to protect them from destruction and save them for ourselves, our families and all of humanity. Once we have the reason, we just have to start implementing the changes step by step, until it becomes part of our daily routine and thus seamlessly integrates into our daily lives.Read More
The 72-year-old law professor and TV personality is known among the Portuguese for his easy-going style. He is also a former leader of the centre-right Social Democratic Party, and has worked closely with the centre-left minority Socialist governments to help tackle the pandemic. He is strongly pro-European and describes his politics as “social right”.Read More