Celebration Issue

November/December 2019

We are celebrating the launch of Bloomer Magazine by exploring various celebrations around the world

One of the benefits of globalisation is that we are exposed to food, art, music, history, and views that enrich our experiences and clue us into a world beyond our every day. We like the familiar because it brings us a sense of comfort and belonging, but it's also heartening that we can be surprised and delighted by something unknown and different, add it to our repertoire to make it part of our own traditions. In this issue we take a look into some of the global celebrations that our various international communities carry with them from their homelands and share with us.

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What to expect from the 'Celebration Issue'...

FEATURES THIS ISSUE

Ringing in the New Years

How a saint from the past inspired today's New Year's

Sharing High Holidays

Sharing the celebrations of one of the oldest Abrahamic Religion

One Tough Mother

Appreciating the beauty and strength of the Goddess Durga

Winter In The Levantine

The phases of winter explained through Levantine folklore

Food and Celebrations

Looking at the connection between food and festivities

OUR REGULAR COLUMNS
BOOKISH

"Top Chef"

Connecting through cooking with Özlem's Turkish Table

TRAVEL

"Winter Wonderland of Kars"

A photo essay from

Eastern Turkey

EXPAT LIFE

A perspective change

from a struggling expat

TÜRK ABROAD

"Selda Heavner"

Journey of a Türk

abroad in America

IN FOCUS

"Holiday Cheer?

Don't Mind If I Do"

Celebrating away from home

WELLNESS

"The University Blues"

A case study of the

first year reality

IN SEASON

"What's In Season"

Wonderful

winter squash

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