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Kaffee & Tee, Klatsch und Tratsch (in Deutsch) - Frühling
März, April und Mai sind die drei Frühjahrsmonate. Auf unserer Nordhalbkugel beginnt zwischen dem 20. und 21. März der Frühling. Aber was ist das Besondere am Frühlingsanfang? Warum wird er genau auf diesen Tag gelegt? Zu Frühlingsbeginn sind Tag und Nacht fast genau gleich lang, also je etwa 12 Stunden (Tag-und-Nachtgleiche). Der Frühlingsanfang kann an verschiedenen Tagen sein, das Frühlingsende ist jedoch durch ein bestimmtes Ereignis – die Sommersonnenwende – festgelegt, das (fast) immer auf den 21. Juni fällt.
Coffee, Tea & Chat (in English) - Top books 2018
This is going to be a little complicated. It depends on how much time do you can find for you and reading, but it is really hard to read, when you have little kids. Every year, there is huge amount books published around the world – around 2,2 Millions. I found a very interesting List from UNESCO which put together information from 123 Countries.
Súťaž o milú knižku z vydavateľstva USBORNE na Facebooku
Máme pre Vás súťaž o milú knižku z vydavateľstva USBORNE, ktorú nám darovala jedna z našich návštevníčok, ktorú čochvíľka môžete osobne stretnúť na predajnej výstave kníh vydavateľstva v MC Budatko! Napíšte nám do komentára na Facebooku, či Ste sa už zúčastnili výmeny knižiek v našom materskom centre, aká knižka Vás zaujala, prípadne, čo v spojení s knižkami by Ste ešte u nás chceli zažiť. Jedného z Vás vyberieme na konci marca a knižku s radosťou odovzdáme!
Kaffee & Tee, Klatsch und Tratsch (in Deutsch) - Top Bücher 2018
Das hier wird schwer. Dem nach wieviel Zeit man sich zum Lesen finden kann, kennt man die Bücher vielleicht, aber es ist sehr schwer mit Kindern zu lesen, wenn es so viele Bücher jeder Jahr auf den Markt kommen. Im Jahr ist es ungefähr 2,2 Millionen Bücher in der Welt.
Coffee, Tea & Chat (in English) - Books you should read before...
…no matter what, question is, what else could you read, what is really the top literature from which you could learn something, have fun, be a bookworm because it is so good to read. If you write in Google "Top Books ...” you will find about 3.5 billion results. Everyone has their own list ... But what are the books that are really worth reading? It is not a competition, you read mainly for yourself, right? Nevertheless, one likes to find inspiration. I went through a few of the top lists and here are the books that I have found again and again...
Dobrovoľníctvo a členstvo v MC Budatko
Neustále hľadáme dobrovoľníkov na vedenie herničky, montessori kútika, organizáciu aktivít pre deti aj mamičky, ale aj na pomoc cez PC, výrobou materiálov doma, či distribúciu letákov...
Kaffee & Tee, Klatsch und Tratsch (in Deutsch) - Lesen macht dich besser
Lesen - für jemanden ist es die schönste Freizeitbeschäftigung der Welt. Sie entfliehen dem tristen Alltag und reisen in die Welt der Fantasie. Für manche ist es leere Auszeit ohne was dazu. Viele Leute wiisen garnicht, wann sie das letzte Mal ein Buch in der Hand hatten. Manche lesen überall. Es ist eine Aktivität die man ausübt ohne zu wissen im täglichen Leben bein Autofahren (Strassezeichen lesen), Fehrsehen schausen (Titel zum Nachrichten, Werbung, Übersetzung...) oder sogar in der Kücher (Rezepte, Foodblogs, ...). Beim Buch lesen geht es um ein bischen mehr. Eine langzeitliche Leseaktivität bring uns sogar sehr viel mehr.
Coffee, Tea & Chat (in English) - Reading books makes you better
Reading - for someone it is the most beautiful free time in the world. They escape the dreary everyday life and travel into the world of fantasy. For some it is empty timeout without something extra. Many people do not even know when they last had a book in their hands. Some read everywhere. It is an activity that you practice without knowing in everyday life, driving a car (reading road signs), watching TV (news, advertising, translations ...) or even in the kitchen (recipes, food blogs, ...). Reading the book is about a bit more than just reading. A long-term reading activity will bring us much more.
Dobrovoľníctvo ako aktivita s neopísateľnou pridanou hodnotou
Od nášho rozhovoru s Ninou Stueven z Bratislavského dobrovoľníckeho centra (BDC) už prešiel nejaký ten čas. Naše deti odrástli, náš program sa posunul, my sme sa naučili opäť nové veci. Mnoho z toho, čo sme v rozhovoroch spomenuli sme už zabudli, no to dôležité, zachytené a zdokumentované je jednoznačne to, s čím sa stále stotožňujeme.
Program na mesiac marec
Ráno nás zobudí zubaté slniečko, ktoré si po celý deň dodáva odvahy a popoludní už dokáže naozaj zahriať. Prechádzky vonku sú stále príjemnejšie, pobyt na ihrisku začína byť opäť stretnutím džavotavých detí a nielen osamelá patnásťminútovka. Mnoho z nás pociťuje slnečné lúče na tvári ako terapiu, teplo plynúce cez bundu je ako teplý kúpeľ, skrátka, jar aj my sa znovu zobúdzame. My sme si z technických príčin dali prestávku neplánovane aj tento týždeň, takže sa na nás tešte až od toho budúceho, pozorne sledujte webstránku a Facebook, kde Vám určite prinesieme najčerstvejšie informácie. Momentálne je návšteva herne, aktivít i krúžkov pozastavená a veríme, že už v pondelok Vám dáme možnosť nás opäť navštíviť.
Coffee, Tea & Chat (in English) - 10 things nobody told me about parenting
Plenty of people will give you unsolicited parenting advice (I didn´t ask whether my baby should be wearing a hat, thank you), but rarely will they tell you what you really need to know. Starting with the changes in pregnancy, you’re changing to a whole new person called mom. Yes, there will be a father, too, probably, but the change hardly hit them as much as it does the women. Beginning with the figure, state of mind, sleep quality, stress level, health. And then, the baby is born. And the fun starts.
Klub (mladých) Budatkovedcov: Zázračný prášok
Deti milujú zázraky. Je ich plný svet. Aj ja by som chcela žiť v dobe, kedy učiteľ miesto intenzívneho čmárania po tabuli vytiahne dve skúmavky a pred mojimi očami na stole spraví farebný výbuch. Žijem v takej ako rodič - učiteľ svojho dieťaťa a užívam si to plnými dúškami. Pridáte sa?
Návšteva čokoládovne Hauswirth
Minulý týždeň v sobotu sme boli po dlhom predlhom čase opäť na návšteve čokoládovne Hauswirth v Kittsee. Ide o malú rodinnú fabriku, ktorá od roku 1949 vyrába čokoládu a čokoládou obaľované penové, želé a fondánové bonbóny a čokolády. Franz Hauswirth senior kúpil dom a objavil v ňom staré formy na odlievanie čokolády a tak nejako sa začala história tejto fabriky. V Kittsee fabriku postavili začiatkom 60tych rokov minulého storočia a odvtedy priťahuje návštevníkov so sladkými jazýčkami.
Kaffee & Tee, Klatsch und Tratsch (in Deutsch) - Die Woche der Ehepaare
"Das Leben ist manchmal schwierig, für eine Person sogar zu schwierig, daher ist es gut, dass es zwei in der Ehe gibt. Wenn einer müde ist, zieht der andere einfach mit ... und im besseren Fall bietet er sogar seine Schulter an, an die er sich zuerst anlehnen kann, sodass er leicht durch schwierige Situationen kommen kann, aber wenn beide müde oder überlastet sind, sind sie oft mal nicht sicher, ob man sich auf den anderen verlassen kann ... "
Sofi2018.10.26, 23:23
2018.10.26, 23:55
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Coffee, Tea & Chat (in English) - Autumn and its feasts

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Summer has been over for quite some time now. The leaves have changed, the temperature has dropped, and now we warily prepare for a season of coughs, chills and bony, barren trees. Even though winter draws nearer with each passing moment, we still look forward to celebrations associated with Autumn, particularly Halloween and Thanksgiving. Other countries have equally fun, bizarre and exciting celebrations that kick off in the Fall—be it dressing in costume or even setting things on fire, we bring you a handful of the most interesting of them all. Let’s go through it one by one, our, neighbors’, world’s most fascinating.

THANKSGIVING DAY
Thanksgiving Day is an annual national holiday celebrating the harvest and other blessings of the past year. Americans generally believe that their Thanksgiving is modeled on a 1621 harvest feast shared by the English colonists (Pilgrims) of Plymouth and the Wampanoag people. As the country became more urban and family members began to live farther apart, Thanksgiving became a time to gather together. The holiday moved away from its religious roots to allow immigrants of every background to participate in a common tradition. The American holiday is particularly rich in legend and symbolism, and the traditional fare of the Thanksgiving meal typically includes turkey and pumpkin pie.

HALLOWEEN
Hallowe’en, or All Hallows Eve, the name given to the 31st of October as the vigil of Hallowmas or All Saints’ Day. Though now known as little else but the eve of the Christian festival, Hallowe’en and its formerly attendant ceremonies long antedate Christianity. The two chief characteristics of ancient Hallowe’en were the lighting of bonfires and the belief that of all nights in the year this is the one during which ghosts and witches are most likely to wander abroad. Now on or about the 1st of November the Druids held their great autumn festival and lighted fires in honour of the Sun-god in thanksgiving for the harvest.

Halloween activities include trick-or-treating (or the related guising), attending Halloween costume parties, carving pumpkins into jack-o´-lanterns, lighting bonfires, apple bobbing, divination games, playing pranks, visiting haunted attractions, telling scary stories, and watching horror films. In many parts of the world, the Christian religious observances of All Hallows´ Eve, including attending church services and lighting candles on the graves of the dead, remain popular, although elsewhere it is a more commercial and secular celebration. Some Christians historically abstained from meat on All Hallows´ Eve, a tradition reflected in the eating of certain vegetarian foods on this vigil day, including apples, potato pancakes, and soul cakes.

ALL SAINTS DAY
All Saints Day, also known as All Hallows´ Day, or Hallowmas, is a Christian celebration in honor of all the saints from Christian history. The Christian festival of All Saints Day comes from a conviction that there is a spiritual connection between those in Heaven and on Earth. In Catholic tradition, the holiday honors all those who have passed on to the Kingdom of Heaven. It is a national holiday in numerous historically Catholic countries. In Methodist tradition, All Saints Day relates to giving God earnest gratitude for the lives and deaths of his saints, remembering those who were well-known and not.

ALL SOULS´ DAY
All Souls’ Day, in Roman Catholicism, a day for commemoration of all the faithful departed, those baptized Christians who are believed to be in purgatory because they died with the guilt of lesser sins on their souls. It is observed on November 2. Roman Catholic doctrine holds that the prayers of the faithful on earth will help cleanse these souls in order to fit them for the vision of God in heaven, and the day is dedicated to prayer and remembrance. Requiem masses are commonly held, and many people visit and sometimes decorate the graves of loved ones.

SAINT MARTIN´S DAY
Saint Martin´s day, also known as the Feast of Saint Martin, Martinstag or Martinmas, as well as Old Halloween and Old Hallowmas Eve, is the feast day of Saint Martin of Tours. Taking place on the 11th of November, Martinmas celebrates the death of Saint Martin, a Roman soldier who was baptized as an adult, and who later became a monk. The legend states that Martin saw a beggar exposed to the freezing cold, and so cut his cloak in two to share with the man, saving his life. Martin is known as a symbol of charity and generosity and is a patron to the poor. The date of Saint Martin’s death on the 11th coincides with the end of harvest, and so many traditional celebrations are synonymous with enjoying a feast or indulging in certain delicacies. In Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands, schoolchildren design paper lanterns and visit houses in the neighborhood singing songs in exchange for sweets.

5 FASCINATING AUTUMN CELEBRATIONS AROUND THE WORLD
Great Britain’s Bonfire night - Fireworks illuminate the sky on Guy Fawkes Night. Two of the largest celebrations take place in Lewes and Glasgow. People dress up in various costume and parade through the street with lanterns and torches.

Day of the Dead or Dia de los Muertos is a Mexican holiday. Traditions associated with the holiday include building altars to remember the dead, making food offerings to the dead and caring for graves. The celebration is important because it honors the dead while still celebrating life.

Diwali India - Known as “The Festival of Lights,” Diwali is an ancient Hindu festival celebrated in Autumn as determined by the Hindu Lunisolar calendar. The festival signifies the victory of light over darkness, good over evil.

Also called Mid-Autumn Festival, the Moon Festival is a harvest celebration observed by ethnic Chinese and Vietnamese people. It takes place on the night of the full moon between September and October.

The Yi Peng festival is held throughout Thailand and some parts of Laos, and coincides with Loi Krathong. Traditionally, the people make decorated baskets, which are floated down a river for Loi Krathong. Traditionally, only monks released the sky lanterns, but now anyone is free to do so. Other events include parades, beauty contests and celebratory meals.

Questions
1. Do you know any form of Thanksgiving? What do you thank for and how is it celebrated?
2. Do you have other than written festivities in autumn? What is being celebrated?
3. Do you celebrate Halloween? The American version or the ´Night of the 1000 Lights´ with the church? Which one do you like more?
4. How are All Saints celebrated at yours? Together or separately from All Souls?
5. Saint Martin is also associated with other customs, what are you celebrating around St. Martin?
6. What is the best holiday of the year for you?
7. When is your birthday? How do you celebrate your birthday? How did you celebrate your birthday as a girl, single, without children?
8. Do you celebrate your name day? How do you like your own name and what does it mean? Do you have a nick name?
9. What do you like best about autumn?


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