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Potlatch: A Tsimshian Celebration

Diane Hoyt-Goldsmith

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Businesses and civic organisations host treats for children, the elderly and the needy. C., the Charters of Freedom (Declaration of Independence, Constitution, and Bill of Rights) are removed (the first such removal in nearly 50 years) from the Rotunda for preservation improvements and will not be displayed again until 2003, and hundreds of persons sign a facsimile edition of the Declaration that will be added to the Archives for posterity; in Philadelphia, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan is given the 13th Liberty Medal at Independence Hall; throughout the U.

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Mother's Day: Are you my mother?

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Kahimoan Abayan Festival - Celebrated every last week of July by the people of Butuan City, Agusan del Norte in honor of St. Imbolc is defined as a cross-quarter day, midway between the winter solstice (Yule) and the spring equinox (Ostara). These flowers are thought to attract souls of the dead to the offerings. A - This is the norm of Christian Initiation in the church. Impure forces then try to drive away and scare the man ie; wind, noise, blowing small rocks and twigs.

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My Father's Flying Machine (Peter Rabbit Animation)

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The name "Vesak" comes from the Indian month of that name in which it is held. They also make wonderful gifts for other family members. A written declaration was drafted and after two days of debate and revisions, Congress voted to approve the final document on July 4. more» Labor Day honors workers, the men and women who build the nation. May 1 – Wreath Day, Labour Day, May Day 'Protomayia' --Public Holiday -- On this national holiday it is traditional for people to go to the countryside, have picnics, gather flowers, and make them into wreaths for their homes.

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The Ancient Celtic Festivals: and How We Celebrate Them

Clare Walker Leslie

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New Zealand celebrates 11 national holidays. Special one-time non-working holidays are often declared by the government for special events such as voting. Other states, like Texas, could not decide and took both weeks as government holidays. The traditions are derived from Tengriism, the ancient sun religion of the region which has since been driven out by the Russian empire, Russian Orthodox Church and finally the Communist Party.

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I Love My Mama

Peter Kavanagh, Jane Chapman

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It allows people to celebrate and have fun and shows the beauty of light in being symbolic of good heartedness. (Left) The bigger fireworks in the sky. This term Lá Buidhe Bealtaine is also used in Irish and is translated as 'Bright May Day'. Gibson relays some of the stories in The War on Christmas. The problem is that God does not say this is acceptable to Him! Family Dance Party (7-9 p.m.) Dress in white, neon or anything that glows! In Modern Irish (Gaeilge), the name for the month of August is Lúnasa, with the festival itself being called Lá Lúnasa ("the day of Lúnasa").

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A Big Surprise (Green Light Readers: Level 1)

Kristi T Butler

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S. soldiers celebrate the Fourth with a cookout at Saddam Hussein's hometown palace; a National Archives program in conjunction with a National History Day Winner Performance event is held at Union Station in Washington, D. No one can deny that the settlers massacred the Native peoples but I do not think this is connected to Thanksgiving. The sharp drop means Catholicism is, for the first time, New Zealand's most popular religion, with 492,000 devotees, down from 508,000 in 2006.

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Happy New Year! (Strawberry Shortcake)

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On that day, because of the tilt of the earth's axis, the days are short and the nights are long. It was founded by Missouri high-school history teacher Rodney Wilson. Would anyone like to share some of the traditions of his/her family? The date of the holidays are based on the lunar calendar and often differ by country and tradition. During the first 300 years after Jesus’s death, his birthday was not celebrated.

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Cinco de Mayo: Celebrating Hispanic Pride (Finding Out about

Carol Gnojewski

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The average volume / amount of money people spend on Christmas is $914. Though the character of Christmas has changed significantly in modern times, Christmas has never been, forgive the expression, a small potatoes holiday like Hanukkah. Other than the eight lights, there is one light known as shamash, which is placed above the eight lights. This day is celebrated on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month to commemorate the ending of the First World War that ended in 1918.

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Veronica and the Birthday Present

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But in frozen winter, I expected nothing beyond silence and wind. Joulupukki visits people's homes and rides a sleigh pulled by a number of reindeer. Many holidays are uniquely our own and many have been borrowed from other countries. One morning we went for a walk and noticed lots of people were gathering along the sides of the streets. To mark this moment, school children plant trees. Day of Journalists There are many professional holidays in Ukraine, and this is one of them. Well, today [11/18/2011] there is good news, Obama has officially nixed the Christmas Tree tax plan.

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Let's Celebrate Veterans Day (Holidays and Heroes) (Holidays

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You can also intensify the meaning of your message with our exclusive, one-of-a-kind card designs. Readers can also learn much more about the issues and documents that focus on the Revolutionary War era. In Sikhism death is considered a natural process and God's will. Christmas in America becomes a battleground: The fact that atheists view Christmas with disdain is not astonishing, since they've attempted to remove the phrase "under God" from the Pledge of Allegiance and "In God we trust" from U.

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