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Meessen De Clercq

Meessen De Clercq is a contemporary art gallery in Brussels, Belgium. The gallery is in an old building with three floors. In 2007, art historian Olivier Meessen and art lover Jan De Clercq began to work to start a contemporary art gallery in Bru ...

                                               

Moselle Franconian language

Moselle Franconian is a variant of West Central German. It is spoken in southern Rhineland and in the Moselle. It is also spoken in North Rhine-Westphalia, western Rhineland-Palatinate, Saarland, Luxembourg, and Belgium.

                                               

Order of Leopold (Belgium)

The Order of Leopold is one of the three Belgian national honorary orders of knighthood. It is the highest order of Belgium. It is named in honour of King Leopold I. It consists of a military, a maritime and a civilian division. The maritime divi ...

                                               

Trappist beer

Trappist beer is brewed by Trappist monks. There are eight Trappist monasteries--six in Belgium, one in the Netherlands, and one in Austria. Monastery brewhouses, from different religious orders, have been across Europe since the Middle Ages. The ...

                                               

Unity makes strength

Unity makes strength ; French: Lunion fait la force ; German: Einigkeit macht stark) is the national motto of Belgium. It was also taken on by Bulgaria and Haiti.

                                               

Frauzio

Frauzio was a comic book Brazil floor monthly, created in 2001 by Marcatti distributed by Publisher SCALE. Was launched with a circulation of 30 thousand copies and distributed at newsstands around the Brazil, became the first magazine undergroun ...

                                               

Alton Towers

Alton Towers is a theme park in Staffordshire, England. It is near the town Alton. It has seven large roller coasters and three smaller roller coasters. Theme: Escapism or escaping normal life

                                               

Bank holiday

A bank holiday is the name used for a public holiday in both the United Kingdom, Ireland, and some other Commonwealth countries. The UK started using bank holidays in 1871.

                                               

Chav

Chav and chavette are mainly negative slang words in the United Kingdom for a subcultural stereotype of young underclass white people. Chav: "a young working class person who dresses in casual sports clothing". They may wear fashion based on Amer ...

                                               

Mischief night

Mischief night is a tradition in some parts of the world; a night when people do mischief to their neighbours. This is usually 30 October, the day before Halloween night.

                                               

Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2015

The Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2015 was the thirteenth edition of the contest. It took place at the Arena Armeec, Sofia, Bulgaria on 21 November 2015, Bulgarian broadcaster Bulgarian National Television was the host broadcaster for the event. ...

                                               

Coat of Arms of Netherlands

The Greater Coat of Arms of the Realm, is the Coat of Arms of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The components of the coats of arms were regulated by Queen Wilhelmina in a Royal decree of July 10th 1907.

                                               

Balikbayan box

A balikbayan box is a corrugated box filled with items given by Filipinos overseas to their family back home. Most of the time the box is sent to its destination by people who work as "freight forwarders" who know a lot about shipping balikbayan ...

                                               

East Asian cultural sphere

The East Asian cultural sphere, Sinosphere, or Chinese sphere of influence, is a region in Asia that has many influences from Chinese culture. These including the use of Chinese characters, clothing, art, food, inventions, social structures, gove ...

                                               

Hudhud

Hudhud is a tradition of narrative songs from the Ifugao region of the northern Philippine island of Luzon. Ifugao is known for its terraced rice fields in the mountains. This tradition is practiced during rice planting, as well as in funerals an ...

                                               

Manila Sound

Manila Sound is a type of music that started in Manila, Philippines, from the last years of the 1960s to the middle of the 1970s. It is commonly known as the "bright side" of the time of President Ferdinand Marcos because of its cheerful words an ...

                                               

Tagalog language

Tagalog is one of the main languages spoken in the Philippines. More than 22 million people speak it as their first language. It was originally spoken by the Tagalog people in the Philippines, who were mainly in Bulacan, Cavite, and some parts of ...

                                               

Taglish and Englog

Taglish and Englog are the names of the mixed language family that developed in Manila from the of English and Tagalog languages, the common languages of the Philippines. There are several versions of it, including Coño English, Jejenese and Swar ...

                                               

Tinikling

Tinikling is a traditional Philippine dance which originated during the Spanish colonial era. The dance involves two people beating, tapping, and sliding bamboo poles on the ground and against each other in coordination with one or more dancers w ...

                                               

Afrikan tahti

Afrikan tahti is a popular Finnish board game. It was designed by Kari Mannerla. It has been produced since 1951. Afrikan tahti has remained one of the most sold board games in Finland for 65 years. During this time it has been translated to over ...

                                               

Angry Birds Toons

Angry Birds is a Finnish animated television series based on the Angry Birds series of games created by Rovio Mobile. The series was first shown on channel Teletoon. It began on March 16, 2013.

                                               

Moomins

The Moomins are the main characters in a series of books and a comic strip by Swedish-speaking Finnish illustrator and writer Tove Jansson, originally published in Swedish by Schildts in Finland. They are a family of white, roundish fairy tale ch ...

                                               

Sami languages

The Sami languages are a branch of Uralic languages. They are spoken in Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Russia. It is related to the Finnish, the Estonian, and the Hungarian language. "The Sami languages. are sometimes considered dialects of one lan ...

                                               

Branle

The branle is an old French dance of the 16th century. Though French in origin, it spread to most of western Europe. Spelling varies greatly: bransle, brangle, brawl, brawle, brall, braul, or brantle.

                                               

Can-can

The can-can is a music hall dance, performed by a chorus line of female dancers who wear costumes with long skirts, petticoats, and black stockings, like the fashions of the 1890s. The can-can was first danced in low class ballrooms of Montparnas ...

                                               

Corsican language

Corsican is a Romance language spoken on the island of Corsica, together with French, which is the official language. Similar languages are also spoken on the nearby island of Sardinia, in the city of Sassari and the istorical region of Gallura. ...

                                               

French language

French is a Romance language that was first spoken in France. It is also spoken in Belgium, Luxembourg, Quebec, Switzerland and many different countries in Africa. About 220 million people speak French as a native or a second language. It has als ...

                                               

Poitevin language

Poitevin is one of the langues doïl. It is a Romance language spoken mainly in Poitou in central west France. Like with most langues doïl, there are discussions as to whether it should be called a language or just a dialect. The region where it i ...

                                               

Rococo

Rococo is an artistic style which originated in the 18th century in France. Often referred to merely as Late Baroque, the Rococo developed from the Baroque artistic movement. Whilst it kept several characteristics of the original style, including ...

                                               

TF1

TF1 stood first for Television France 1 created in 1978. TF1 was the only channel in France for 28 years, and has often changed its name since the creation of Radio-PTT Vision on April 26, 1935, making it one of the oldest television stations in ...

                                               

Brahmo Samaj

During the 19th century Indian society had various social and religious problems in the Indian society. Several movements were started to help reform the society various "samajs" were formed. These included the Prathna Samaj, the Satya Shodhak Sa ...

                                               

Chipko Movement

The Chipko movement was a group action in India with the goal of saving trees. This is mainly done through the act of hugging trees to protect them from being cut. It was also known as Chipko Andolan. Those who were part of it used nonviolent pro ...

                                               

Desi

Desi is a supra-ethnic and pan-ethnic term that refers to people and things from the Indian subcontinent. The word "Desi" comes from the Sanskrit word देश, which means "land" or "country." People agree that the word refers to things and people fr ...

                                               

Dhanteras

Dhanteras, also known as Dhanatrayodashi or Dhanvantari Trayodashi, is the first day of the festival of Diwali in India and the festival of Tihar in Nepal. Dhanteras is celebrated on the thirteenth lunar day of Krishna Paksha "dark fortnight" in ...

                                               

Holi

Holi is one of the major festivals of Hindus. It is celebrated in South Asian countries, especially in India and Nepal. Hiranyanaksap wanted to kill his son, so he called his sister, Holika. She had a magic robe. This robe had the power to save t ...

                                               

Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon?

Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon? is an Indian soap opera. It is shown during the daytime on weekdays, on Star Plus. It originally ran from 6 June 2011 until 30 November 2012. The show is mainly about the romance between Arnav Singh Raizada and Khushi ...

                                               

Mahabharat

Mahabharat is an Indian Hindi-language mythological television drama series. It is based on the Sanskrit epic Mahabharata. This 2013 series is a remake of the 1988 TV series of the same name. It ran from 16 September 2013 to 16 August 2014, broad ...

                                               

Onam

Onam is the most popular festival in the state of Kerala, India. Onam is the official state festival of Kerala. It is celebrated with joy and enthusiasm all over the state by Malayalees regardless of religion, caste or creed. According to a popul ...

                                               

Piyaa Albela

Piyaa Albela is an Indian soap opera. It is made by Rajshri Productions. It is broadcast on Zee TV every Mon-Fri at 08:30 pm IST. The show is a love story, a modern telling of the love between Menaka and Vishwamitra. The main actors, Akshay Mhatr ...

                                               

Sindhi writers

Sindhi language is though spoken by very less population of globe but Sindhi literature is as rich as of any language known to human society. Shah, Sachal and Sammi are considered as the legendary trio of Sindhi literature but here in this discus ...

                                               

Vande Mataram

Vande Mataram is the national song of India. It is not to be confused with the national anthem of India. The lyrics were written by Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay, in a mix of Sanskrit and Bengali. The song was written in 1876, but published in 188 ...

                                               

Independence Day (Israel)

Independence Day of Israel is the national day of Israel. It celebrates the day of the Declaration of the Establishment of the State of Israel at the end of British Mandate of Palestine. It occurs on the fifth day of Iyar in the Hebrew calendar, ...

                                               

100 Landscapes of Japan (Heisei period)

The 100 Landscapes of Japan is a list of famous scenic sites in Japan. This list was developed during the reign of the current emperor. The top three are Mount Fuji, Shosenkyo gorge in Yamanashi Prefecture, and Shiretoko in Hokkaido.

                                               

100 Landscapes of Japan (Shōwa period)

The 100 Landscapes of Japan is a list of famous scenic sites in Japan. This list was developed early in the Shōwa period which was the reign of Emperor Shōwa.

                                               

Akihabara

Akihabara is a district of Chiyoda, Tokyo. It is known for its stores which feature electronics and anime products. It is also famous for Yodobashi Camera. In 2009, Akihabara was recognized as one of the 100 Landscapes of Japan which best show co ...

                                               

Bad Badtz-maru

Bad Badtz-Maru is a character designed by Sanrio. He is a penguin with spiky hair. His birthday is on April Fools Day. In Japanese, "badtz" is a term for "X", the symbol for a wrong answer. "Maru" means circle or "O", and signifies a correct answ ...

                                               

Daimokutate

The Daimokutate is a recitation show at Yahashira shrine in Kami-fukawa village, near the city of Nara. The Shinto Temple in Kamifukawa has a tradition of accepting a 17-year-old boy as a member of a religious organization that carries out religi ...

                                               

Echizen Washi

Echizen washi is a type of Japanese paper that is made in Echizen, Fukui Prefecture, Japan. Echizen washi is the best in Japan in terms of quality, variety, and production volume. There are many types of Echizen washi. Echizen Hoshoshi and Echize ...

                                               

Funassyi

Funassyi is an unofficial mascot of Funabashi City, Japan. He is a rock-star in a pear costume. Funassyis main purpose is to promote Funabashi City. He is a singer, dancer, and a talking pear. He was a mascot which a Funabashi resident started. N ...

                                               

Gaman (term)

Gaman is a widely used Japanese cultural concept. The term means "enduring the seemingly unbearable with patience and dignity". The idea is often translated as "perseverance" or "patience". Gaman implies a kind of hard work which is defined by Ja ...