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Traditions across Europe: an Online European Project Meant to Promote Interculturality

In the European year of intercultural dialogue, the eTwinning project Traditions across Europe is aiming to facilitate intercultural communication and make students and internauts familiar with national, regional and local traditions.

The project consists in a blog which can be accessed at http://traditionsacrosseurope.wordpress.com, where students and teachers of the 21 partner schools have posted and will be posting nice and interesting materials about old and new traditions in their countries, regions and towns. The materials are posted as the events take place, the project being not only a simple collection of traditions, but a blog celebrating events which are lived and being reported on from their proximity.

Traditions across Europe
started in February 2008, having celebrated so far the Italian Carnival, the Lithuanian spring festivals, Mother’s Day, Martisor Day, St. Patrick’s Day, the Catholic Easter and other more events through articles, photos, recipes, drawings, cards, audio and video files. You will also be able to get acquainted with traditional dances, recipes and songs from different European countries. Students’ and internauts’ message exchanges and commentaries have made our virtual space a place where cultural dialogue and communication in general are at home.

New materials will be posted soon, so we all look forward to reading your opinions, suggestions and why not messages that you can enter in our guest book on the blog.

Liliana Mihalachi
Comanesti School, Suceava