Category: Non-religious

Merry Jane and the Holidays

Merry Jane and the Holidays

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Groundhog Day Europeans do not have an equivalent of Groundhog Day. You can expect a lot of fanfare during Guatemala holidays and festivals, and more often than not, you should be prepared for fireworks. The festival was placed on December 25th when the Christian (Julian) calendar was adopted. Eid is an Arabic word meaning "festivity", while FiTr means "to break the fast" (and can also mean "nature", from the word "fitrah"); and so the holiday symbolizes the breaking of the fasting period.
Harcourt School Publishers Reflections California: Time for

Harcourt School Publishers Reflections California: Time for

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Mistletoe is a parasitic plant that attaches itself to trees, never touches the ground and can bear fruit in the winter. This book is available in some stores but also on Amazon. In Iceland, children put their shoes on the windowsill so the ‘Juletide Lads’, the Santa Claus, fills the shoes with little goodies. In fact, Saint Patrick would be extremely upset if he saw some of the things people did to "celebrate" his entry into heaven.
Albert's Birthday

Albert's Birthday

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Mothers burn shirts of ill children in the Kupala fire as illnesses are believed to burn away with it. Gift-giving can be a way of expressing love, gratitude or of having fun, but it can also create feelings of obligation in the recipient — often with no such intention on the part of the giver. Brigid (also known as Brighid, Bríde, Brigit, Brìd) is the Gaelic goddess of poetry, healing and smithcraft. After ritual questions and answers, the doors are opened and Mary and Joseph are taken to the nacimiento, or manger scene, where they will remain until the next night, when they once again go out seeking shelter.
The Bunnies' Ball (Jellybean Books(R))

The Bunnies' Ball (Jellybean Books(R))

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As well as an exotic desert landscape there is a rich cultural heritage waiting to be discovered. At the end of this lesson, students will: Students will compare how dress is influenced by social class and social customs, both in ancient times and today Students will discuss what holiday customs can teach us about cultural values, both in ancient times and today If you are looking for holiday arts-and-crafts and gift-making ideas or lessons for teaching about the multicultural holidays of December, don't miss Education World's December Holidays Archive.
T. Rex and the Mother's Day Hug

T. Rex and the Mother's Day Hug

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Irish colonists brought Saint Patrick's Day to what is now the United States of America. A. in Judaic studies from the University of Michigan and an M. Officially, it’s the nominal observance of the birth of Jesus Christ, though as is the case in most western nations, Canadian Christmas has steadily evolved into a largely secular celebration centered mostly around gift-giving. Various Neopagan groups celebrate reconstructed (to varying degrees) versions of these customs on May 1.
Liberty Cafe Is Open

Liberty Cafe Is Open

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However, others feel that National Kiss Day is July 6th or June 20th. He also advises non-profits and foundations on communications. School districts developing guidelines about religious holidays will want to base their policies in the shared commitment of respect for individual religious beliefs expressed in the constitutional guarantee of religious liberty. C. before "a Publick Assembly of the Inhabitants"; on Kaskaskia Island, Ill., George Rogers Clark rings a liberty bell as he and his Revolutionary troops occupy Kaskaskia (under British rule) without firing a shot; at Mill Prison, near Plymouth, England, Charles Herbert (of Newburyport, Mass.) and other captured American prisoners of war celebrate the Fourth of July by attaching home-made American flags to their hats which they wear the entire day 1779- The Fourth falls for the first time on a Sunday and celebrations take place on the following day, initiating that tradition; in Boston, continental ships fire a "grand salute" from their cannons; in Philadelphia, although 14 members of the Continental Congress object to having a celebration, an elegant dinner at the City Tavern, followed by a display of fireworks, is given. 1781- The first official state celebration as recognized under resolve of a legislature occurs in Massachusetts; at Newport, R.
A Fall Festival (Fun in Fall)

A Fall Festival (Fun in Fall)

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Dubbed as the "fiesta island of the Pacific", the Philippines is home to rich, colorful and lively festivals. Although much of this celebration occurs the night before, the merrymaking typically continues to New Year’s Day. An old Scottish tune, “Auld Lang Syne” literally means “old long ago,” or simply, “the good old days.” The lyrics can be found here. In Puicíní (pronounced "poocheeny"), a game played in Ireland, a blindfolded person is seated in front of a table on which several saucers are placed.
Quinceanera Means Sweet Fifteen

Quinceanera Means Sweet Fifteen

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In the main scriptures of Hindus, two main stories are mentioned: Return of Rama to Ayodhya: Diwali also celebrates the return of Rama, King of Ayodhya, with his wife Sita and brother Lakshmana to Ayodhya after a 14 year exile, and a war in which he killed Ravana. As winter passed, nature returned to life and birds began laying eggs. For eight nights, Hanukkah is celebrated with prayer, the lighting of the menorah, and food.
Just in Time for New Year's! (Harry and Emily Adventures)

Just in Time for New Year's! (Harry and Emily Adventures)

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In the years around 2000 BC, the Babylonian New Year began with the first New Moon (actually the first visible crescent) after the Vernal Equinox (first day of spring).? This is a great opportunity to go to a ceilidh – a party with Gaelic folk music and dancing. Virtually every civilization has a fire/sun god. PBS Multifaith Calendar Christmas is the Christian celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ. Andrea Skoros filed the suit in 2002, after seeing what she felt was a slight on the Christian faith.
Shamrocks, Harps, And Shillelaghs: The Story Of The St.

Shamrocks, Harps, And Shillelaghs: The Story Of The St.

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New Year celebration is one of the most major events in Japan. If a baby boy has been born during the previous year he is carried around the fire. My rubbish bin is full of Christmas cards. This day celebrates the circumcision or naming of Jesus at eight days old in accordance with Jewish custom, as recorded in Luke 2:21. One effect of equinoctial periods is the temporary disruption of communications satellites. Since the festivity of Christmas is near, I wish you merry Christmas dear.