Sure, global and cultural awareness may be at its highest peak in history - BUT an appreciation of the uniqueness and similarities of the World has always existed.
Take, for instance, an article written nearly 60 years ago - a time long before modern communications linked the world and created a global community – which celebrates Holidays around the globe.
Reading through customs and ceremonies from Panama, Brazil, or France, it is easy to see the parallels in our lives and celebrations. Perhaps, even, a special recipe from Bermuda may make you smile with thoughts of a special tradition unique to your family or heritage...
(Dallas Morning News, 12 December 1951)
At this time of holidays around the globe, its easy to see that no matter your location, your heritage, your religion - or even the festivals you embrace - that our global community is joyously celebrated.