Friday, September 6, 2013

The Writer's International Culture Share

The Writer's International Culture share is a place on the web where writers from all over the world - including the US - can share folklore, local culture, religious stories and details of daily life that would be difficult or nearly impossible to discover through ordinary web research avenues. We now have more than thirty articles listed in three categories: Cultural Practices, Folklore, and Religion. The Cultural Practices list includes all articles, but those addressing the other categories are cross-listed (some combine all three!). You can use the index below, or (as we grow) use the search bar with the category and country you are looking for.

With your help, our collection can become bigger and better! I am especially interested in culturally diversifying my collection. If you are interested in contributing, please send email to info at juliettewade dot com for more information.

Index: (*F = also appears in Folklore, *R = also appears in Religion )


Cultural Practices
  1. Australia: Through the Looking Glass by Juliette Wade
  2. Brazil: Write About Your City (A Challenge) by Fábio Fernandes
  3. Bulgaria: May 6th, Saint George, Martyr and Dragon Slayer by Harry Markov *F, *R
  4. Bulgaria: Personification of Spring in Bulgarian Culture by Harry Markov *F
  5. Bulgaria: Saint Haralampi, patron of Plague and Beekeepers by Harry Markov *R
  6. Canada: Time as a measurement of distance in Canada by Heidi C. Vlach
  7. England: The Routemaster by London Monsters
  8. France: Pierrade, fondue and raclette: French convivial meals by Aliette de Bodard
  9. France: Standing stones, and the eve of the Assumption on L'Île aux Moines by Juliette Wade
  10. Greece: Food and Drink Customs in Greece by Dario Ciriello
  11. International: The United World College of the Atlantic by Emily Mah Tippetts
  12. Ireland: An Ear for Language - They speak English here. Don't they? by Joshua Ramey-Renk *F
  13. Iran: Iranian New Year by Jahan and Tahereh Alizadeh *R
  14. Japan: A Banquet by any other name - and Cormorants! by Juliette Wade
  15. Japan: Bathing in Japan by Juliette Wade
  16. Japan: The Tokyo Subways by Juliette Wade
  17. Japan: Unexpected differences: Japanese Taxis by Juliette Wade
  18. Latvia: Living at the Crossroads by Jelena M *R
  19. Middle East: A Glimpse into an Uncommon Childhood by Margaret McGaffey Fisk
  20. Netherlands: Bicycles in the Netherlands by Corinne Duyvis
  21. Paraguay: The Mennonites of Paraguay by M.G. Edwards *R
  22. Philippines: Engagement and Wedding feasts in Ifugao by Rochita Loenen-Ruiz
  23. Philippines: Gates and Exterior Walls by Charles Tan
  24. Scandinavia: Travelers in Scandinavia, and no, I don't mean backpackers by Therese Lindberg
  25. Serbia: Slava, the Celebration of the Family Saint by Alma Alexander *R
  26. Singapore: Qing Ming and Seventh Month - no, they are not Halloween by Joyce Chng *F, *R
  27. Tanzania: A Scandinavian visits the Masai by Therese Lindberg
  28. USA: Growing Up Baha'i in the American Midwest by Jaleh Dragich *R
  29. USA - California: Eastern Friends on Western Shores by Lillian Csernica *F
  30. USA - Florida: Orlando: What's it Like Living in a Mickey Mouse Town? by Ann Meier
  31. USA - Nevada: The Reno You Didn't See by Colin Fisk 
  32. USA - New York: A Walk to the Subway in Brooklyn, NY, USA by Nicole Lisa
  33. USA - The US through UK Eyes: What's in a name? And Other Language Differences by Laura Pepper Wu 
  34. USA - Wyoming: Wyoming, the Square State by Tamara Linse
  35. Wales - What's it like living in the South Wales Valleys? by Juliette B. Edwards *F

Folklore
  1. Bulgaria: May 6th, Saint George, Martyr and Dragon Slayer by Harry Markov
  2. Bulgaria: Personification of Spring in Bulgarian Culture by Harry Markov
  3. France: Standing stones, and the eve of the Assumption on L'Île aux Moines by Juliette Wade 
  4. Ireland: An Ear for Language - They speak English here. Don't they? by Joshua Ramey-Renk
  5. Singapore: Qing Ming and Seventh Month - no, they are not Halloween by Joyce Chng
  6. USA - California: Eastern Friends on Western Shores by Lillian Csernica
  7. Wales - What's it like living in the South Wales Valleys? by Juliette B. Edwards 
Religion
  1. Bulgaria: May 6th, Saint George, Martyr and Dragon Slayer by Harry Markov
  2. Bulgaria: Saint Haralampi, patron of Plague and Beekeepers by Harry Markov
  3. France: Standing stones, and the eve of the Assumption on L'Île aux Moines by Juliette Wade 
  4. Iran: Iranian New Year by Jahan and Tahereh Alizadeh
  5. Latvia: Living at the Crossroads by Jelena M
  6. Paraguay: The Mennonites of Paraguay by M.G. Edwards  
  7. Philippines: Engagement and Wedding feasts in Ifugao by Rochita Loenen-Ruiz 
  8. Serbia: Slava, the Celebration of the Family Saint by Alma Alexander
  9. Singapore: Qing Ming and Seventh Month - no, they are not Halloween by Joyce Chng
  10. USA: Growing Up Baha'i in the American Midwest by Jaleh Dragich





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