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Global Easter Traditions

MiNDFOOD takes a look at how people around the world celebrate Easter in weird and wonderful ways…

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Indian village plants 111 trees for every girl born

A village in India plants 111 trees for every girl child born, safeguarding their future and a better life.

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Spanish Christmas poopers bring good luck

Catalans get into the Christmas spirit with unusual tradition of “poopers” known as Caganers.

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Love weighs down Parisian bridge

The weight of too many “love locks” has Parisian authorities worried after famous footbridge was evacuated.

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Divine Inspiration

Chef Moshe Basson drew on Biblical and Rabbinical texts when creating the menu at his Jerusalem restaurant, Eucalyptus, in the Holy Land.

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German couple decorate tree with 10,000 Easter eggs

Continuing a 50-year-old tradition, a retired German couple adorn an apple tree with 10,000 hand-painted Easter eggs.

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Around the world in eight festivals

Festivals are a living museum of the culture and traditions of local communities and March is the perfect time to witness some of the more extraordinary events on the world calendar. We share our favourite festivals in March from around the globe.

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Olympic flame begins marathon relay to Sochi

The Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic torch is lit in ancient Olympia, heralding the start of what will be the longest torch relay for any Winter Games, including a trip to space.

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Bullfighting: Adios Matadors?

The future of Spain’s world famous bullfighting looks direr than ever in its three-century-long history.

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My Story: Shellie Morris

Fewer than 10 fluent speakers of the Yanyuwa language remain in the world and musician Shellie Morris is one of them.

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Abandoned babies given away on Pakistani talk show

A Pakistani talk show has given away two abandoned baby girls during a live television broadcast.

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Umbrellas – more than a rain shield

When it comes to sheltering yourself from the sun, look to the humble umbrella, researchers say.

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Papal election: 10 fun facts

While no pope was chosen following the first conclave vote, we decided to explore the mysticism and rituals surrounding the election process a little further.

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In the footsteps of the cardinal

Vatican TV releases a recreation of the passage the cardinals will take as they arrive at the conclave to elect the next pope.

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THE DAILY BITE, FEBRUARY 2012

According to tradition, women can propose to their partners only once every four years. We look at the historic roots of the bizarre tradition on Leap Day.

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Surging syrup prices bring boom time for maple

Surging syrup prices bring boom time for maple

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The star of Japanese cuisine

Ground breaking Japanese chef, Seiji Yamamoto, employs medical technology in his kitchen in order to serve traditional delicacies to his adoring customers.

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India’s new frontier wine market

Old World Wines are being snapped up by wealthy, young professionals in India, MiNDFOOD reports.

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Survive the silly season

Prepare your Christmas feast ahead of time so that you can enjoy the day with family and friends, MiNDFOOD reports.

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Humble olive ditched for tapas art

Latest global food news: Madrid bars turn tapas into fine works of art, offering an innovative take on the traditional style of cuisine, MiNDFOOD reports.

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