Posts Tagged holidays

Land Diving

In my latest business venture, I’m involved with the travel sector (more on that later). Anyway, one sub sector that I deal with relates to activity and adventure holidays. Thus, not only do I come across a lot of interesting destinations, but all sorts of quirky activities that I think would be fun to try. Interestingly, this one: land diving is not one of them. Below is a video of this crazy and oh yeah, dangerous activity! A precursor to bungee jumping, it started as a ritual performed by the men of the southern part of Pentecost Island, Vanuatu. Now […]

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Happy Kwanzaa

With one holiday complete, it’s time to begin celebrating another. Today is the first day for Kwanzaa. According to the Official Kwanzaa Website, Kwanzaa: is an African American and Pan-African holiday which celebrates family, community and culture. Celebrated from 26 December thru 1 January, its origins are in the first harvest celebrations of Africa from which it takes its name. The name Kwanzaa is derived from the phrase “matunda ya kwanza” which means “first fruits” in Swahili, a Pan-African language which is the most widely spoken African language. I like this holiday as one of the gifts most commonly given […]

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