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Mud Flat April Fool

James Stevenson

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In fact, between 1659 and 1681 there was a fine of five shillings for anyone celebrating Christmas in Massachusetts (Nissenbaum 3). Lights are up, trees are decked and, where it's still legal, Nativity scenes are on display. In Mexico, All Saints coincides with the celebration of "Día de los Inocentes" (Day of the Innocents), the first day of the Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos) celebration, honoring deceased children and infants.

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Chicken Soup for Little Souls Della Splatnuk, Birthday Girl

Lisa McCourt

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This may explain the belief that Father Christmas comes down the chimney and places gifts in children's stockings. In some parts of Mexico, such as the towns of Mixquic, Pátzcuaro and Janitzio, people spend all night beside the graves of their relatives. The research also found that 79 per cent of Americans will watch a Christmas movie, but only 59 per cent will go to / for church. Rajendra Pachauri, head of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change in a front page article in the New York Times on December 4, "From Hoof to Plate, a New Bid to Cut Emissions."

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The Night Before Father's Day (Turtleback School & Library

Natasha Wing

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Questions concerning an applicant's religion or the religious holidays observed by an applicant are totally impermissible. It is a day that celebrates the gifts inherent in all of us -- and perhaps particularly the most "common" among us -- to be agents who are capable of transforming the world or just our little corner of it. Chick) which attempt to make use of Halloween as an opportunity for evangelism. Ask them if they're going through a tough time or whether they have a specific problem.

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The Wedding

Angela Johnson

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While the historical date for the observance of Reformation is October 31st, most churches celebrate it on the last Sunday in October. The goal of full and effective participation of persons with disabilities in society and development was established by the World Programme of Action concerning Disabled Persons, adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 1982. During the Easter Holidays the attention of the progressive people in Britain and indeed throughout the world stays focused.

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Columbus Day (Rookie Read-About Holidays)

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Many houses have a nativity scenes, where the hosts enact the roles of innkeepers. Don't be afraid to ask people what holidays they celebrate. In the case that May 2nd is a Wednesday, many Poles can enjoy nine work-free days while using up only three days of leave. Each focuses on a particular Siddha Yoga practice. Saint Patrick's Day (Irish: Lá Fhéile Pádraig; Ulster-Scots: Saunt Petherick's Day) is a religious holiday celebrated internationally on 17 March. See the Sikh Calendar for more information On Bandi Chhor Divas 1619 the Golden Temple was illuminated with many lights to welcome home and celebrate the release of Guru Hargobind from imprisonment in Gwalior fort.

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First Mothers

Beverly Gherman

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On Mimouna night people go from house to house, visiting friends and relatives who are celebrating this holiday, and in neighborhoods where there is a large concentration of Moroccans Jews this house-to-house visiting lasts until the small hours of the night. The term solstice can also be used in a wider sense, as the date (day) that such a passage happens. Day and night throughout the festival, worshippers, congregations, musicians and dancers dressed in traditional clothing perform in Carmen's honor.

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Hurray for the Fourth of July

Wendy Watson

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The first observance had the participation of 27 states and planned events took place in 183 cemeteries. Oct. 31: Reformation Day (Protestant Christian). If you have found time in the rush to decorate a tree, you are sharing in a relatively new tradition. We wish you happy holidays, mark cheers, laughter and joy on your way. This moment has been marked by mankind for centuries. A rather broad term, Asian-Pacific encompasses all of the Asian continent and the Pacific islands of Melanesia (New Guinea, New Caledonia, Vanuatu, Fiji and the Solomon Islands), Micronesia (Marianas, Guam, Wake Island, Palau, Marshall Islands, Kiribati, Nauru and the Federated States of Micronesia) and Polynesia (New Zealand, Hawaiian Islands, Rotuma, Midway Islands, Samoa, American Samoa, Tonga, Tuvalu, Cook Islands, French Polynesia and Easter Island).

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Mama Rex & T

Rachel Vail

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The main purpose of the ritual is to ceremonially bring the sun back from its long winter slumber. Holly, mistletoe, and Christmas trees are all pagan symbols from winter religious festivals that were simply appropriated by Christianity in order to make conversion easier. A poll conducted for Saint David's Day in 2006 found that 87% of people in Wales wanted it to be a bank holiday, with 65% prepared to sacrifice a different bank holiday to ensure this. Jeremiah 7:31 connects Tophet and Hinnom to child sacrifice.

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Geoffrey Groundhog Predicts the Weather (Sandpiper Houghton

Bruce Koscielniak

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H Janmashtami (23 Bhadraparda): Krishna’s birthday, an occasion for fasting and celebration, especially in Agra, Mumbai, Mathura (UP) and Vrindaban (UP). However as new artists took over, Santa Claus developed more secular attire. Source: "Traditional Festivities in Sweden"; Author: Ingemar Liman; Published by: The Swedish Institute, ISBN 91-520-0113-X That's probably because nearly the same amount — some 45 percent — say they do not expect to have enough money set aside to cover holiday expenses.

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Memorial Day (Let's Celebrate)

Clara Cella

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First, we build a democratic foundation for equal access to education. These include Bodhi Day (Buddha’s Enlightenment), December 8. Let the Holiday routine give you a framework during these tough times. He called the event “The Order of Good Cheer,” which first took place on Nov. 14, 1606. “These feasts were often attended by Indians of all ages and both sexes, sometimes twenty or thirty being present. It is usually an Islam free zone, which is not entirely surprising given that it has no basis or relationship to Islam.

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