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People across China celebrate Year of Rooster with prayers, festivities

January 28, 2017 7:16 pm
People across China celebrate Year of Rooster with prayers, festivities

Performers wearing rooster costumes give out good luck messages to locals during a parade celebrating the Chinese Lunar New Year in Wen county of Jiaozuo city, Henan province, February 7, 2012. (Photo by Reuters) People throughout China have begun celebrations marking the start of Lunar New Year also known as […]

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April Fool’s terrible history

April 1, 2016 6:23 am
April Fool’s terrible history

If you plan on running a prank on your friend or colleague, try not to get arrested. Photo / iStock Brace yourself: April Fool’s Day, the worst holiday of the year, is upon us again, with its annual onslaught of awkward political gags, careless media blunders, eyeroll-inducing ad campaigns, mean-spirited […]

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Millennium is a period of 1,000 years

May 1, 2013 9:14 am
Millennium is a period of 1,000 years

So many people are finding it difficult to know what this is all about even though they hear of it most times. It is  wonderful to have knowledge about what you desperately desire to know about.  It is in this light that I would want to enlighten you as well […]

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Chinese New Year is also known as Lunar New Year and it is a celebration of the new year in Asian communities around the world

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Chinese New Year is also known as Lunar New Year and it is a celebration of the new year in Asian communities around the world

So many people are finding it difficult to know what Chinese New Year is all about even though they hear of it most times. It is wonderful to have knowledge about what you desperately desire to know about.  It is in this light that I would want to enlighten you […]

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New Year’s Day

December 8, 2012 10:16 am

New Year’s Day is the first day of the year, January 1 in the Gregorian calendar. In the Middle Ages most European countries used the Julian calendar and observed New Year’s Day on March 25, called Annunciation Day and celebrated as the occasion on which it was revealed to Mary […]

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Veterans Day

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Veterans Day, holiday observed annually in the United States in honor of all those, living and dead, who served with the U.S. armed forces. Unlike Memorial Day, which honors those who have died in wartime, Veterans Day honors all those who have served, in times of peace as well as in war. II […]

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Rosh Hashanah

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Rosh Hashanah (Hebrew, “beginning of the year”), Jewish New Year, celebrated on the first and second days of the Jewish month of Tishri (falling in September or October) by Orthodox and Conservative Jews and on the first day alone by Reform Jews. It begins the observance of the Ten Penitential […]

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May Day

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May Day is an holiday of ancient origin, observed on the first day of May, especially in Europe. It has traditionally been celebrated with merrymaking and festivities. Some experts trace May Day celebrations back to agricultural and fertility rites of pre-Christian times. Others associate May Day festivals with ancient Roman rites practiced in honor […]

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Mardi Gras

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Mardi Gras is also known as Shrove Tuesday or Carnival, annual festival marking the final day before the Christian fast of Lent, a 40-day period of self-denial and abstinence from merrymaking. Mardi Gras is the last opportunity for revelry and indulgence in food and drink before the temperance of Lent. The term Mardi […]

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Labor Day

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Labor Day is legal holiday honoring workers, celebrated in the United States and Canada on the first Monday in September. The observance includes parades and speeches reviewing labor’s contributions to society. In most of Europe the first of May—May Day—is set aside as a day to honor workers. II ORIGINS OF LABOR DAY […]

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