Friday, December 9, 2016

Weekly Newsletter

Welcome to the Tulane Study Abroad Blog!

Hopefully everyone is studying hard in preparation for their finals, and looking forward to winter break! If you need a study break, you have come to the right place. This weekly blog is sharing the interesting holiday celebrations around the world.

A Myriad of Traditions

This article contains an abundance of information about Europe’s Christmas Festivals, Festive Christmas Cities, and some crazy holiday traditions that take place all around the world. Check out the link here for more!

Budapest, Hungary

This article depicts Budapest Christmas markets, filled with amazing food, drinks, crafts, ice skating, and other annual ceremonies.

Latin America Celebrations

Want to know how to really enjoy the holiday season in Latin America? This article gives a list of ten amazing festivities and traditions that take place in a variety of Latin countries… some of these have lasted more than a century!


One of the most populous nations in Asia, and also predominantly Christian, the citizens of the Philippines celebrate Christmas from September to January. Learn more about these beautiful traditions on CNN’s website!

Celebration of Kwanzaa

Jessamyn Reichmann, a student from Loyola University of New Orleans, writes about the history of Kwanzaa, its importance, and the variety of Kwanzaa celebrations that take place right here in New Orleans! Click here to read more about it.


If, on your return back to New Orleans for the spring semester, you find yourself missing the holiday season, worry no more! We live in a city full of celebration year-round. One of the unique celebrations in New Orleans is Tet, the Vietnamese New Year. This is the most important holiday for the Vietnamese. To learn more, check out these two sites!

We at the Study Abroad Office wish everyone a wonderful winter break filled with family time and relaxation. Looking forward to seeing y’all back here in January!