Since it’s next to impossible to physically visit our favorite travel destinations at the moment, we thought we’d share a few fun cultural facts about some of your favorite international travel destinations. You may be sitting in a blanket fort in 4 day old pajamas right now, but at least you can say you got a little bit more cultured while you were in quarantine.
DID YOU KNOW…….?
In Italy, you can find all three of Europe’s active volcanoes; Etna and Stromboli located on the island of Sicily and Vesuvius located near Naples. Stromboli has been erupting continuously since 1932!
In India, the largest human gathering in the world takes place. Kumbh Mela is a festival celebrated four times over the course of 12 years. This religious festival attracting over 60 million participants is a pilgrimage said to wash away all of your sins.
France was the first country in the world to ban supermarkets from throwing away or destroying unsold food. That is definitely a stance we can get behind!
In Greece, name days are more widely celebrated than birthdays! When it is a person’s name day, a celebration is held with a giant feast and all are welcome to come celebrate. No official invitation is needed. So, Technically anyone could crash and enjoy your name day feast!
In England, there are more chickens than people! We have no additional information about this fact- just thought you deserved to know. You’re welcome.
In Egypt, there are more than 3,451 hours of sun each year! Aswan is the sunniest state in Egypt getting 10.6 hours of sunlight each day.
In Germany, 65% of the highways do not have a speed limit. That’s a whole new level of trust!
In Mexico, there are 69 official spoken languages. 68 are indigenous and the other is Spanish.
Japan has the more vending machines than any other country in the world. There are just under 5 million! That’s our kind of snacking.
America is home to the very first ferris wheel! The Chicago wheel was designed and built by Ferris Jr and was 264 feet tall!