Category: Non-religious

St. Patrick's Day (Holiday Histories)

St. Patrick's Day (Holiday Histories)

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You can only upload photos smaller than 5 MB. Just 36 per cent will read the Christmas story in the Bible. These cumulative effects make the day about 14 minutes longer than the night at the Equator and longer still towards the Poles. Annunciation of the Virgin Mary (Christian). Explore the beautiful Tenere Desert, magnificent Air Mountains and the capital Niamey. Every town, village and hamlet in Britain has its own traditions, some involving months of careful planning and preparations of costumes and choreography, others requiring simply a worrying desire to make a complete and utter fool of oneself.
Birthday Rhymes, Special Times

Birthday Rhymes, Special Times

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Numerous scriptures make this principle clear. (Our article “ Are Birthday Celebrations Christian? ” expands on this subject.) However, what if you went to a birthday party that had been prepared for you and everybody gave gifts to each other and you were left out? We will have fine art, fine craft and crafts exhibitors, and 22 food booths. The UK Noise Association and labor unions are suggesting legal action on behalf of store employees who listen to endless looped recordings of holiday music, the Observer said Sunday [12/24/2006]. "What we're saying is that, if Christmas carols are being played on the same CD repeatedly, that could create an unhealthy working environment.
Canada Day (Rookie Read-About Holidays)

Canada Day (Rookie Read-About Holidays)

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It is a Christian holiday, but it is also observed by many non-religious people who participate in its secular traditions. A traditional Irish and Scottish form of divining one's future spouse is to carve an apple in one long strip, then toss the peel over one's shoulder. The town's lawyer reportedly said Christmas trees and other symbols were acceptable, but written signs would not be allowed, a decision that has caused an uproar in the local community.
Brownie Groundhog and the February Fox

Brownie Groundhog and the February Fox

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Another holiday that has lost its older, religious meaning in the United States is Halloween, the eve of All Saints' Day. The shofar is like a call to attention, and everyone in synagogue stands and gets quiet to hear the call. The real equality of day and night only happens in places far enough from the equator to have a seasonal difference in day length of at least 7 minutes, actually occurring a few days towards the winter side of each equinox. Since 1849, Pioneer Day has given Latter-day Saints an excellent opportunity to express their identity as a covenant people.
Cinco de Mayo: Day of Mexican Pride (Holidays and Culture)

Cinco de Mayo: Day of Mexican Pride (Holidays and Culture)

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It was the week before Christmas when Irv Sutley, a former warehouse worker, first saw the offending ornament in a government building in Sonoma County, just north of here. "I was turning around in the lobby, and I noticed the tree," Mr. Some festival goers may appreciate the sake more than the flowers themselves, but all enjoy the time outside in fresh air. Maundy Thursday is the Thursday before Easter, which Christians remember as the day of the Last Supper.
One-Minute Birthday Stories

One-Minute Birthday Stories

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It is celebrated as a thanksgiving to Allah (God) for successful completion of the prayers and fasting required during the Holy Month of Ramadan. Celebrated throughout Latin America, Semana Santa is a collection of religious processions and plays that depict the Crucifixion and subsequent Resurrection of Jesus. They usually serve grilled steak called "bistec a la parrilla" or a grilled sirloin known as "lomo". Anniversary of the Bab’s execution in Tabriz, Iran in 1850. The winning numbers are sung by orphan schoolchildren on December 22.
Tin Can Man, The (Real Kids Readers, Level 1) (Real Kid

Tin Can Man, The (Real Kids Readers, Level 1) (Real Kid

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The date is observed on the third Monday in November. By adopting the celebrations of others, we may be harmlessly saying a few words or just enjoying ourselves. More » Mikolaj, the Polish Santa, visits children on December 6th, during Advent church services, or on Christmas Eve. People go to cemeteries to be with the souls of the departed and build private altars containing the favorite foods and beverages as well as photos and memorabilia of the departed. Check on the preferences and beliefs of the sudents.
Monster Needs Your Vote (Monster & Me)

Monster Needs Your Vote (Monster & Me)

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Christmas coincides with the beginning of summer and many celebrate it outdoors. With electric lights trees could be illuminated safely for longer periods, but they were only affordable by the wealthy until 1903 when the Ever-Ready Company offered the first string of ready-made lights. What makes the Obando fiesta unique among Philippine festivals is the dance performed in the streets by the childless women. If not then go onto www.ask.com or www.google.com and just simply type in Albanian weddings.
Won't You Be My Kissaroo?

Won't You Be My Kissaroo?

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Van Curren submits these two non-prayers. He is president of the Humanists of Idaho and became a Humanist Celebrant in 2006. Surfers and surfing fans from all over Central America are expected to attend and participate. The French were following … What holidays and customs are unique to England? A religious store can supply also Tree of Jesse symbol activities and you can cut Christmas cookies into camels, angels, Nativity figures, stars, crosses using cookie cutters.
Charlie and the Blanket Toss

Charlie and the Blanket Toss

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If you are interested in renting the Unitarian Society for your wedding, please visit our weddings page. American Holidays and Special Days. (Lanham: Maryland Historical Press, 1986). Michaelmas is a holiday made for honoring St. It is interesting to make a comparison of the rejected celebrations compared to what is allowed for a Jehovah's Witness. Patrick’s Day, Thanksgiving and Halloween. 5. The story of the exodus from Egypt relates that the Israelites left Egypt hurriedly and the dough they had prepared had no time to rise, so they baked it into matzah, unleavened bread.