Tag Archives: Germany

Valborgsmässoafton

My friend Anders is getting ready for the big Valborgsmässoafton celebration in Uppsala, Sweden tonight.  It’s a holiday that I faintly remember being talked about by some of the elder family members when I was still a kid. One of … Continue reading

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No!

It’s a shame that most of the world doesn’t celebrate the important holiday that is so popular in Greece.  It was on this day in 1940, that the Greek government replied, “No!” Do any of us remember being taught about … Continue reading

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King Otto Of Albania?

It was on August 13, 1913 that circus acrobat Otto Witte and his sword swallower friend Max Schlepsig were travelling through the Balkan nation of Albania. Albania had just recently become independent from the Ottoman Empire.  The leadership position was still … Continue reading

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