Archive for History and Traditions

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Hello everyone! Thanksgiving is almost before the door, and today once more Thanksgiving tradition should be remembered. On 27th of November, 1924, the first Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade was held in New York City. Nowadays, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is considered to be the most important and popular USA holiday parade. Each year, several million people parade on the streets of the Big Apple City to take part in one of the greatest American public events. » Read more..

Shopping Reminder Day

Hey everyone! How are you doing? What are your plans on this week’ colossal sales? If no, then it’s time to think about it, yet the holiday season is at its hottest. It’s time to shop for the holidays, start choosing presents for your family and friends, making good bargains and picking up wished-for things. Well, today is the 26th of November, and Shopping Reminder Day takes place today! » Read more..

Thanksgiving Traditions,

or What Are You Going To Do This Thanksgiving

Hello everyone! Let us remind you – Thanksgiving Holiday is only several days away, right? Now, what’s the plan for this day? It might be foods and games, traditional sports or outdoor activities, attending your local church for thanking the God or getting ready for Black Friday shopping. Don’t miss the opportunity to make new acquaintances – plus, we have got a Thanksgiving’ surprise! Special Thanksgiving contest on Step2love and a perfect chance to vote for the most popular lady who cooks excellent!  All that really matters is that you should enjoy it. Spirit of Thanksgiving, you see it. » Read more..

World Hello Day

“Hello, is it me you’re looking for…”

Lionel Richie

This word starts almost every our post and this word is one of the most frequently used words in the world. Yo, howdy, hey, hi, how are you, ahoy and many others are used as synonymous for greeting people, but hello is considered one of the most common. “Hola!” In Spanish, “Namaste” in Hindi, “Ni hao” in Mandarin Chinese, “privet” in Russian…yeah, this word is really popular! In fact, we use this word several times a day – for a greeting or for attracting someone’s attention. But have you ever believed that this word was originally used for inciting dogs in the 1800s? I bet you haven’t! Would you like to know more? » Read more..

Beautiful Day

“Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.”

 ― Confucius

Hello everyone! How often do you usually notice the beauty in unexpected things? Do you pick up every small but pretty thing in everyday life? Fun smile in your latte, freckles on the red-haired girl, a fine clear sky of bright colors (in November, yes) – these are the signs of the fact we are born to enjoy life, and feel its blessings. Some beautiful things lay in the surface, some are thoroughly hidden, but we do not even suspect that there is anything the matter around us. Still greater efforts should be made, however, to discover such things, in the most unexpected places. However, the beauty is worth looking for. » Read more..

International Men’s Day

Hello everyone and happy International Men’s Day, all! Today we celebrate this splendid date, you can’t have forgotten it! Are you celebrating this holiday? Step2love salutes every its user, and our gorgeous Ukrainian ladies are always glad to cheer men on not only today, but 365 days in a year! Ladies highly appreciate masculine, non-girlie behavior, so they encourage men to behave in such a way. And International Men’s Day is the perfect opportunity to mark men’s contributions to society life and to pay tribute to those men that have contributed to the creation of better and more comfortable world. » Read more..

Mickey Mouse Day

Hello everyone! November 18 is one of the most famous cartoon heroes’ day – Mickey Mouse Day! Children adore this character; adults (especially gorgeous Russian ladies) gladly take photos with him or buy Mickey’s souvenirs like toys. Today Mickey is considered to be the official Walt Disney Company mascot. The entire world precisely knows the sayings “Aw, gee…”, “Gosh!”, “Oh Boy”, which are closely associated with the Mickey’s character. So, happy birthday, Mickey! » Read more..

National American Teddy Bear Day

Hello to everyone who follows us! Today is a special day for the cutest furry toy ever in the world! The Teddy Bear celebrates its holiday! Well, strange enough, as that sounds, but the teddy bear toy has its own day. There are a few movies and popular songs  – remember the famous “Let Me Be Your Teddy Bear” by Elvis – devoted to this funny furry friend, there are also a number of museums, festivals associated with this toy. Teddy bear has become a collector’s item – the rarer, the better. Vintage teddy bears are the pride and joy of their happy possessors. So, would like to know more about? » Read more..

World Kindness Day

“To do good, you actually have to do something”

– Yvon Chouinard

Hello everyone! Today is the 13th of November, and this is the day of free hugs and kisses, good causes and altruistic actions. Today the world celebrates World Kindness day. Being kind today is a good practice, and bright Ukrainian ladies share this idea. Donating books to the libraries, volunteering, tutoring children at schools or kindergartens, doing an act of kindness, planting a tree, even saying a warm wish for the special someone – all these actions might help the world and yourself. Only your behavior makes you a good or bad person, so ask yourself what are you doing for others today? It’s really good habit to do good – just try it!

World Kindness Day was started to celebrate in 1998 by the World Kindness Movement. November 13th is nominated as the World Kindness Day. This holiday is celebrated worldwide, including such countries as United Arab Emirates, CIS countries, Commonwealth of Nations countries, Japan, Australia, Nigeria and many others. In fact, this day is dedicated to kindness – big and small, in all its forms and aspects. There are lists of some ideas to do in the World Kindness Day, among them are helping to natural disasters survivors, cleaning the cities’ streets from graffiti, sending flowers or gifts to either your friends or strangers. In other words, this chance encourages all the people to behave better, to help each other and to be kind to others. Not a bad idea these days, isn’t it?

If these few ideas mentioned above are not enough for you, what about the brilliant Italian tradition of pending coffee? It’s one of the most touching expressions of being kind in the world. Suspended coffee (or caffè sospeso in Italian) is a cup of coffee (usually it comes espresso) paid for in advance as a voluntary act of charity. Actually, this tradition is more over that 100 years and roots in low-class Naples cafes, when visitors would pay for two (three or several) cups of coffee, but drinking only one. The waiter recorded the rest for poor people needing it. A cup of suspended coffee became a symbol of anonymous kindness. You can do good – you do it, well, it’s quite simple. This tradition soon spread from Italy to the other countries. One can easily see pending coffee label in Russia, Ukraine, Spain, Bulgaria, Argentina, the USA and many others. So, try to do you can and be awesome today! This world is worth trying!

Travel-living: change your world, open your mind!

Would you like to change your life? Make it free and adventurous, without plans and schedules, without city bustle and traffic congestions, without requirements and restrictions?

Would you like to see diverse countries and cultures, different people and different lifestyles? Would you like to see the world in its beauty and variety? » Read more..