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Discover Halloween traditions from around the world

Discover Halloween traditions from around the world

If you’ve bought a pumpkin ready for carving into some spooky shapes or have some wickedly witchy costumes ready for a party this Halloween, have you ever wondered where these traditions originate from? In this blog, we explore Halloween traditions from around the world and seek to uncover the roots of this haunting celebration. What are the origins of Halloween?   Halloween is traditionally celebrated on the 31st of October each year. It is a tradition that goes back centuries to Celtic times and the ancient festival of Samhain.   Samhain is a 2000-year-old pagan festival observed during Harvest time, marking the arrival of the ‘dark half of the year.’ […]

Learnings from a language tree

Learnings from a language tree tree

When studying linguistics, you’ll often come across the use of trees and branches as metaphors for how languages have developed and what their links are. This idea was beautifully captured in a language tree infographic by Swedish illustrator Minna Sundberg and became highly regarded in the linguistics world. We explore what we can learn about languages from this intelligent representation.   Take a look at Minna Sundberg’s language tree here. Why did Minna Sundberg create a language tree? Minna Sundberg’s career started as a webcomic artist. And it was while creating ‘Stand Still, Stay Silent,’ her project portraying a post-apocalyptic world set 90 years into the future in 2013, she […]

Invented languages: Their value in the story

Invented languages: Their value in the story lord of the rings, ring

What do Babm, Blissymbolics, Fremen and Vampirese have in common? Not sure? Perhaps you’ll have a clue if we add Klingon and Esperanto to the list. Yes, they are all examples of invented or constructed languages, languages that have been artificially created by humans rather than evolving naturally over time.   When thinking about these invented languages, one of the first questions you may ask yourself is why? Why do people go to such immense efforts to create whole new languages, especially when there are so many ‘real’ languages to learn and use? That’s a question we’ll seek to answer in this blog by exploring some of the most popular […]

Six ways to improve your communication skills

Six ways to improve your communication skills talking, communication

As a language services provider, our aim is to support our clients with their global communication, helping them engage different worldwide audiences successfully. Therefore, in this blog, we thought we’d share six top tips for improving your communication skills. These could be useful in any scenario, whenever you need to connect with others, convey your message clearly and understand their perception.   1. Listen first Listening comes before everything else when aiming to be a good communicator. Without listening to understand the position of others, it’s almost impossible to offer something of value to them. Be fully present when listening to others, and focus on what they say instead of […]

6 Wonderfully Weird Easter Traditions from Around the World

6 Wonderfully Weird Easter Traditions from Around the World Painted Easter eggs

If you’re in the UK, you may have seen or perhaps bought a batch of hot-cross buns to enjoy on Good Friday or have a few chocolate eggs stashed in your cupboard ready to delight your children on Easter Sunday. These Easter traditions, symbolic of the Christian faith, are pretty well-known to us. However, around the world, other cultures are engaging in different, less familiar and perhaps sometimes a little more eccentric customs to mark this period in the year. Below we share six of these wonderfully weird Easter traditions: Eggs cracking in Serbia Eggs are an important feature of a traditional Serbian Easter. Like us, they enjoy decorating them […]

How our STABLE model helps build genuine, trusted partnerships

How our STABLE model helps build genuine, trusted partnerships teamwork

At Mission Translate, our core values revolve around developing strong relationships with our clients, built on mutual trust and an exceptional level of service delivery. From this approach, we created our STABLE model, which supports us in elevating our relationships with our clients to genuine, trusted partnerships. We believe it can help others too, who are looking for more than just a transactional client-supplier experience and want to enjoy the benefits of these long-lasting, genuine, trusted partnerships.   Read on to discover what our STABLE model is and how it can help improve your working relationships. S is for service-level agreement From the outset of a client-supplier relationship, there needs […]

5 Valentine’s Day Traditions from Around the World

5 Valentine’s Day Traditions from Around the World Wedding ceremony in China

The 14th of February is more than just exchanging cards and gift flowers with your loved one. Around the globe, we can find a variety of different and meaningful traditions with a historical origin that people still celebrate today. Read on below to learn more about these incredible Valentine’s customs. Mr Jack Valentine, England Every 14th of February, Norfolk’s lovers celebrate this date like Jack Valentine, a naughty but kind-hearted character known for leaving gifts and trinkets on people’s doorsteps. He used to knock on the door and run away before they would answer, so people would find their gifts without knowing who had a crush on them. Quixi, China […]

Christmas Traditions from Around the World

Christmas Traditions from Around the World

Hot chocolate or glögg, Santa Claus or Père Noël, Christmas pudding or turrón. You won’t believe how different the Christmas celebrations are around the globe. To get an insight into how diverse these Christmas traditions are, we’re sharing a compilation of some of the most intriguing ones: Three Wise Men According to the Bible, Caspar, Melchior, and Balthazar followed a star to visit baby Jesus. In recognition of this story, on the night of the 5th of January, Spanish families leave food and drinks for the majesties and their camels. And what would be Christmas without food? To celebrate this day, local bakeries sell sweet bread filled with cream and […]

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