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Happy Easter from All at Linguamax

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Blossoms, song-birds, all spring voices
The world wide,
Chant thy solemn Paschal blessings,
Easter-tide.

[Eliza Allen Starr]

Happy Easter from all at Linguamax – Grace, Erika & Monika 

Office closing times over the Easter period

Please note that our office will be closed from Friday 14 April until 9:00 am on Tuesday 18 April 2017

Wishing you a very Happy Easter!

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The air is like a butterfly

With frail blue wings.

The happy earth looks at the sky

And sings.

[Joyce Kilmer]

Happy Easter from all at Linguamax – Grace, Erika, Monika & Justyna

Office closing times over the Easter period

Please note that our office will be closed from Friday 25 March until 9:00 am on Tuesday 29 March 2016

Happy Easter!

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Easter is a symbol of hope, renewal and new life and we wish you lots of happiness, love, peace and joy this season!

From all at Linguamax – Grace, Erika, Monika & Justyna

Office closing times over the Easter period

Please note that our office will be closed from Friday 3 April until 9:00am on Tuesday 7 April 2015

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter from Linguamax

 

Wishing you all a very Happy Easter!

 

Have a peaceful, sunny holiday full of joy and excitement – from Linguamax

 

Office closing times over the Easter period

Please note that our office will be closed from Friday 18 April until 9:00am on Tuesday 22 April 2014

 

Happy Easter

Linguamax wishes you a very Happy Easter

easter subway art copyIf you have been virtuous and have actually managed to give something up for Lent (be it chocolate, alcohol, swearing, or facebook – whatever your vice), then I congratulate you on your achievement and your resolve. More importantly, I hope you enjoy indulging again (if you so choose) once the ban is lifted!

Bring on those delicious hot cross buns and chocolate eggs and bunnies! And, I think that we are all hoping that spring has finally sprung…

Office closing times over the Easter period

Please note that our office will be closed from Friday 29 March until 9:00am on Tuesday 2 April 2013.

Easter Around the World

DSC_0107-01Easter is one of the most important festivals in the Christian calendar celebrated throughout the world. There are a few things, such as the Easter eggs, bunnies and chocolates that are common to Easter celebrations in most countries. There are, however, some local traditions in different parts of the world.

France celebrates Easter with a lot of enthusiasm. Known as Pâques in French, Easter is one of the major festivals in the country. France has held on to its traditions by giving eggs (chocolate nowadays) on Easter day, which is related to the renewal of nature in spring time. It has also been related to the end of fast period, a period during which no eggs could be eaten, creating abundance thereafter. Louis XIV gave eggs gilded with gold to his sycophants. They were filled with “surprises” and the tradition remains until today. It is also the symbol of resurrection in Christian religions.

Dominated by the Christian faith, Italy celebrates Easter with great fanfare. Known as Pasqua in Italian, Easter makes the entire country have fun with games and concerts. On Easter Sunday in Italy, all members of the family exchange Easter eggs, which can also be made especially for the occasion containing special gifts that are placed inside the egg. On Easter Sunday morning, each family usually eats a breakfast of salami, eggs, a special cheese cake and the traditional ”colomba” – a sweet cake which contains almonds and candied fruits. On Easter Monday, everybody goes out for a picnic or by the sea and many families eat lamb, broad beans and a strong sheep’s milk cheese.

In the Czech Republic Easter is no longer considered a great Catholic holiday. It is more of a welcome to spring, an opportunity for a family to meet at dinner or to visit one of the cultural events held during Easter. Fairs are held in many places, there is usually a wide offer of beautiful hand-painted Easter eggs and eggs decorated by different techniques – the so called “kraslice” (yolk and white are removed and egg-shell is decorated), which decorate shops as well as households.

In Ireland Easter-time is rich with traditions, the overlapping of centuries of ritual celebrating rebirth, resurrection, salvation and everlasting life. Many of the traditions surrounding Easter in Ireland are universal to the Christian world. Others – such as the dawn dance, the herring funeral, and the cake dance – are distinctly Celtic, and many look back to the traditions of pre-Christian times.

Poland celebrates Easter in a conventional style. On Saturday people take to churches decorated baskets containing traditional food to be blessed: eggs, ham, sausage, salt, bread and cake. Prominently displayed among these is the Easter lamb made of sugar and colourful pisanki. The food has a symbolic meaning:  eggs symbolize life and Christ’s resurrection, bread symbolizes Jesus and lamb represents Christ. One of the more quirky Polish traditions is Lany Poniedziałek (Wet Monday) which is celebrated by everyone with enthusiasm by sprinkling each other with water. Some people say that being splashed with water on Easter Monday will bring you good luck throughout the year!

In Sweden, Easter is more than just a festival. It is a religious occasion that is celebrated with great splendour. The grandeur of the festival is seen from the fact that a week before Easter, the entire country revels in the Eastertide festivities and shops are gaily decorated in festive symbols.

In Israel thousands of pilgrims and tourists travel from across the world to celebrate the holy festival of Easter in the Holy Land of Jerusalem. Holy fire lights and candles symbolize the resurrection of Jesus Christ here.

Traditions in the U.K.include eating hot cross buns – meant to symbolize the Cross, exchange of chocolate eggs or bunnies (symbols of new life) on Easter Sunday and often small eggs are hidden around the house and garden for children to find. Children paint decorations on egg shells and simnel cakes are baked – a rich fruit cake with a layer of marzipan in the middle and 11 balls of marzipan on top symbolizing 11 true apostles (excluding Judas).

Wishing you a fun-filled, happy and sunny Easter!

Grace, Claire and Magda

Please note that our offices will be closed between 6-9 April.