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Holidays around the world

Spring Harvest Festivals in India: Baisakhi, Bihu, Pohela Boishakh, and Vishu

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With 22 recognized languages, 5 major religions, 29 states and 7 Union Territories, India is vibrantly full of local traditions and customs across the country. As a very spiritual country, festivals in India are a strong part of Indian culture. Numerous festivals are celebrated throughout the year bringing people of different traditions and religions together in…

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World Siblings Day

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April 10th is World Siblings Day. Also known as National Siblings Day or National Sibling Day, though can be considered international because it shares similarities with the Indian holiday, Raksha Bandhan. It is also spreading to more countries like Australia. It is celebrated in some parts of the United States. Since 1998, the governors of…

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Keeping the Filipino Christmas Spirit Alive away from the Philippines

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Filipinos are known to participate in one of the longest, if not the longest, Christmas season in the world. Christmas starts early on islands. Once the “Ber” months arrive, the celebration starts! In the Philippines, the usual festivities include dawn masses or Simbang Gabi and Yuletide songs popularized by Jose Mari Chan played in almost…

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5 Activities Seafarers Do in Their Free Time

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Filipino seafarers make up one-fourth of all the seafarers around the world.  They are out to sea 8 to 11 months out of the year with very little time to spend with their loved ones in the Philippines. But what do they do with the little spare time they may have while sailing around the…

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Upcoming Event in Manila: The Future of International Payments

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The international payments industry is in an exciting place with endless opportunities to innovate. It’s an important industry for the Philippines with so many people all over the world sending money there. According to the World Bank, in 2016 the Philippines alone received over $29.9 billion internationally from people sending money to the country. This money…

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5 Ways to Celebrate Diwali away from India

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Diwali is one of the most celebrated festivals in India. Also referred to as the festival of lights, this beautiful festival is a celebration of 5 days. Key rituals take place on the third day which includes the lighting of Diyas and candles around your home and lighting firecrackers. 5 ways to celebrate Diwali away…

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Fintech Industry Veteran, Eugenio Nigro, Joins Remitly to Drive Global Growth

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Remitly makes moves to expand its international footprint and influence as it brings on new global business development lead and opens office in Nicaragua. SEATTLE, September 27, 2017 — Today Remitly announced its new Vice President of Global Business Development, Eugenio (Gene) Nigro. Nigro will drive the expansion of Remitly’s global footprint and influence as…

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