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When you sit down for turkey and stuffing on December 25th, after unwrapping the presents left by Father Christmas, and when you sing Auld Lang Syne at midnight on New Year's Eve, it's easy to imagine that the rest of the world is doing the same thing. But in actual fact, even our closest neighbours have very different traditions.
For this special festive event, two regular Rest Less hosts join together, combining their interests in languages, culture and history. We'll look at some of the celebrations that take place in December and January, explore some very strange traditions, and teach you how to wish someone a Merry Christmas in lots of different languages.
We're looking forward to sharing our festive event with you all.
- Duration: 60 mins
- Online Zoom event: Join from your computer, phone or tablet (a recording will be available)
Meet the Host, Ian and Sally-Jayne
Ian and Sally-Jayne met while working for a translation company in the 1990s and share a passion for languages and cultures. They have both made these interests into their careers, with Ian working as a freelance translator and a Blue Badge tourist guide, and Sally-Jayne becoming a teacher and tutor, specialising in modern foreign languages.
On Rest Less, Ian provides events focusing on UK travel, culture and history, while Sally-Jayne does classes in French and Spanish. They will be pooling their combined skills and knowledge to bring you a very special festive event.
What if I can’t make the event?
If a recording’s available for the event, you can still register for it and we will send you an email with a link to a recording shortly after it ends.
Will my camera be on and will I be visible to the other people?
Your camera and microphone does not need to be on for you to enjoy the event. The choice about whether to do this is completely yours.
How do I watch the live event?
Rest Less events are hosted on Zoom, a computer application that allows you to attend online events just by clicking a link. For detailed instructions, please go to our "FAQ" page, which you can find a link to in the nav bar at the top of the page.
How do I sign-up for and access the recording? (Recorded events only)
Book the event as normal (as if you are attending live). After the event ends you will automatically receive a post-event email with a link to the recording, as long as the event was recorded. You do not need to do anything else and there is no separate booking process for recordings only. Please note it can take up to 24 hours for Zoom to process recordings.