Those special days

- there's a special day for most things, from National Days to the Romanian Blouse Day

From all of Clew to all of you

♥ Clew Christmas greetings ♥ These are some of the things the Clew crew had to say to Santa this year: “I just want to tell you I have been good this year and tried most of the time to reeaaally listen to…myself (who else?!)” – Sorana “… this year I am going to ask you […]

A day in December

On this 8th of December… … the Festival of Lights in Lyon will not be as festive as before. It will be a day of lights, and of solidarity and remembrance, as people fill the streets of Lyon – just as people filled the streets of Paris, its bars and restaurants, Bataclan, some short weeks ago – to light candles in honour of the […]

The Romanian Blouse!

The online community La Blouse Roumaine in Luxembourg is celebrating for the third time the Romanian Blouse, called IA. The festivities will take place on Wednesday 24th of June. The fun starts at 19.00 at Place Clairefontaine, with Romanian singing and folkloric dancing – and of course Romanian blouses – before moving on to a […]

The Orangeman & the Knights of the Giant Easter Omelette

Clew takes a tour of Europe to check out Easter traditions somewhat out of the ordinary: Around here: Luxembourg Did you get yourself a Péckvillercher yet? If not, start your collection of them on Easter Monday, from the Eemaischen market in Nospelt or in Luxembourg City. They are tiny bird-shaped clay flutes. France In Bessières in the […]

Women are winning the race

For International Women’s Day last Sunday I was expecting to hear all the same statistics – as every year – showing us that women still do most of the work at home. Way to go girls! I’d say we should be proud of ourselves. Every year on International Women’s Day we should toast to our continuous […]

Twelve grapes for New Year’s

It’s New Year’s Eve, a time for “kissing the old year out; kissing the new year in,” to quote the Bing Crosby song. The oldest holiday (it dates back to Babylonian times over 4000 years ago), New Year’s is the lone holiday that is celebrated around the world. After all, regardless of race, religion, culture, […]

Silent night, holy night – and joy to the world

When did we go from a peaceful calm celebration with family, friends and/or neighbors to this commercial nightmare? I am not going to tell you that Christmas is about baby Jesus. Of course for some it is, and I respect that. In fact, it is a beautiful way of celebrating. But Christmas can be many different […]

Midsummer up north

The midsummer celebration is an old pre-Christianity tradition in many European countries, mostly so those in the north.  At some stage however Rome decided that church should be part of it, so instead of celebrating the solstice, the nature and fertility – everyone were now supposed to celebrate the birth of John the Baptist. 

A book a month

It’s World Book Night, and that is about “giving books and encouraging those who have lost the love of reading – or are yet to gain it – to pick up a book and read.” CLEW picks a monthly treat for you among the many anticipated books of 2014. The April treat (OK, we’ll throw in one […]

World Cancer Day

CLEW honours those who are fighting, those who survived, those who didn’t survive, those who fear, those who lost a loved one, those who continuously work to find cures, and those who continuously work for even more awareness. We all have somebody to stand up for.   For more awareness, go to http://www.worldcancerday.org