20    Dec 20100 comments

Families Around The World

In this series we look at some of the more interesting family stories from around the world over the past 7 days.

This week we have a wide-range of family stories from the US, Australia, Ghana, Iraq and South Africa for you to check out. We hope you enjoy them.



From the US we have a story called “My Family's Celebration” which is a great first person look at Kwanzaa - a weeklong celebration held in the United States honoring universal African heritage and culture



In Melbourne, Australia, the Herald Sun newspaper talks to a family that is lucky enough to have 5 generations sharing in the festivities this year.



Although this story comes from Dallas, it’s all about the life of Iraqi refugees and how they’re coming together in writing groups to deal with the things they went through before escaping to the US.



Ghana is abuzz with news that Ghanaian “fanciful coffins” are being placed on display in a gallery in London. The use of these coffins is a key part of the veneration of ancestors.

There are no pictures of the coffins in that story, but check out this link after you’ve read about them in the link above, to see what the fuss is all about.


South Africa

And finally, one for the celeb-fans – The Kardashians were stranded in South Africa this week and were forced to miss their annual family Christmas lunch with their dad’s side of the family. News spread as the girls started tweeting how upset they were at missing the event. It’s great to see that fame has not blinded them from the joy of spending time with their family during the festive season.

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