Recently, Taiwan has been celebrating the Lunar New Year, and the Lantern Festival.
Join us as we talk about another celebration being observed in France, Italy, and Brazil! Take a break and learn about the origins and customs of Carnival around the world, with ICRT’s Paz and Tim, as they chat with Podcaster, Mary. ICRT Break Down is a fun and relaxing podcast to help you build your English vocabulary, and improve your understanding of common expression in the news. So, join us with a cup of your favorite coffee or tea. Just sit back, relax, and listen!
台灣最近在慶祝農曆新年和元宵節。加入ICRT 新聞主播Paz 和 Tim 一起與Podcaster Mary聊天，討論在法國、意大利和巴西舉行的另一場慶祝活動！ 休息一下，了解世界各地狂歡節的起源和習俗。
" ICRT Break Down "是個輕鬆好玩的podcast，不但傳播新聞，也讓聽眾順便增進英文單字，知道一些英語會話方式。所以來杯咖啡或是好茶，坐下來聽聽吧! 建立英語詞彙量，並提高您對新聞中常見表達方式的理解。
* religious tradition 宗教傳統
The family followed the religious tradition of celebrating Easter with a big feast and church service.
* local custom當地習俗
As a sign of respect for the local custom, visitors to the village are expected to remove their shoes before entering the temple.
* animal bladder動物膀胱
In medieval times, the animal bladder was used as a tool for playing the traditional game of Hacky Sack.
* pagan 異教徒
The villagers secretly practiced their pagan rituals under the cover of darkness, away from the judgment of the local church.
Fasting is a common religious practice in many cultures, where individuals abstain from food or drink for a set period of time to show devotion and seek spiritual growth.