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A carnevale ogni scherzo vale
During Carnival every joke counts. That is the literal translation of the Italian saying ‘A Carnevale ogni scherzo vale’. It means that it’s allowed to play a fun practical joke on someone during the Carnival season. Every European country has its own Carnival traditions and, just as every Italian region has its own culinary speciality, so does it also celebrate Carnival in its own unique way!
English idioms related to the new year
Yes, it’s that time of year again when the days are drawing in and we are looking forward to the Christmas break. A few days, a week, two weeks perhaps, during which we can recharge our batteries before the next year’s cycle begins all over again!
Seasonal and holiday idioms and sayings
Have you ever wondered why you can’t understand English speakers? Well, perhaps it’s because of the hundreds of expressions they so easily use without even thinking. Here’s a rather exaggerated conversation full of them!
Goose is a traditional meal served in the UK during Christmas. It is also often used in idioms or expressions. See how many of the Goose Idioms you know.
Interesting Irish proverbs or sayings
It’s Murphy’s Law! Let’s make hay while the sun shines. Do you recognize these Irish proverbs or sayings?
Quiz about the republic of Ireland
What do you know about the Republic of Ireland? Test your knowledge of the most important facts.