MASLENITSA

MASLENITSA Maslenitsa, the “Farewell to the Russian Winter”, is one of the most exciting, joyful and tasty festivals of the year. It is celebrated very enthusiastically and flamboyantly all over Russia over a period of 7 days. This ancient pagan celebration, with origins stretching back many centuries, has now become...

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Russia Literature & Lunch Group

RUSSIAN LITERATURE AND LUNCH GROUP Have you ever thought: here I am in Moscow and maybe I could read some of that Russian literature I hear so much about? The IWC Russian literature and lunch group has thrived for more than 20 years. The secret: we help each other discover...

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CHRISTMAS IN CROATIA

CHRISTMAS IN CROATIA With almost 90% of Croatians being Catholics, Christmas is one of the most important holidays in Croatia and is celebrated quite similarly as in other Catholic countries. The 4th Sunday before Christmas is Advent Sunday which marks the beginning of Advent and an official beginning of the...

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CHRISTMAS IN PALESTINE

CHRISTMAS IN PALESTINE Each time this year, Christians from all over the world join Christian Palestinians to celebrate Christmas in Bethlehem, the city in which Jesus Christ was born. According to the Western calendar, prayers are held on the morning of 24 December, whereas as another mass is held on...

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CHRISTMAS IN ITALY

CHRISTMAS IN ITALY Is celebrated differently, depending on the region. However, there are many things in common between the regions. For all children, this is the most important holiday of the year and falls on December 25th of each year. Their letters are sent to Santa Claus and are full...

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CHRISTMAS IN POLAND

CHRISTMAS IN POLAND Dear Readers!Christmas is one of the best times to visit Poland! All around the country, there are winter markets, ice rinks, and special events that put us all in the Christmas mood. Preparation for Christmas in many Polish households starts weeks before the 24th of December; families...

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October Meet & Greet

Dear friends! After the many delights of summer holidays, the International Women's Club opened its doors on September 16th and announced the new 2021-2022 season. As might be expected, it was a joyful, spectacular and emotional time for us all.   Our event began with a beautiful Indonesian dance performance; thanks to the Indonesian  ...

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We warmly welcome the new IWC President Ms Tobi Shawabkah

Dear IWC Members, I’d like to take this opportunity to express my sincere gratitude to the IWC Steering Committee and their recent Vote of Confidence conferring upon me the title of President of the International Women’s Club. I’m deeply honoured to represent the Club within the business and diplomatic circles,...

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