At the Crossroads

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E. - Drug Abuse Resistance Education Every April 10th is dedicated to educating children and teens about the dangers of drug abuse. If you are in Cuba on April 19, the country will be observing the anniversary of their historic victory at the Bay of Pigs. Christian Easter gradually absorbed the traditional symbols. Likewise it is known that ancient Egyptians celebrated the Festival of Opet in the 1500's BC. On this day, we give thanks for food, our country, and our families.

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Franklin Celebrates (A Franklin TV Storybook)

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Most birthday parties are held at the child’s home, though sometimes elsewhere, such as at a pizzeria, indoor swimming pool or other activity-centred place for kids. I know because I kept seventeen Christmases. This character appears all over promotional materials in retail locations and on TV. September 13: Los Niños Héroes, Heros of the Mexican-American War 1847. Don't be afraid to add actual everyday Christmas items and scenery to your tree that doesn't have commercial in it.

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Hurry Up, Franklin

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It is a celebration for Jesus as a baby, and Venezuelans place the baby from the manager on a blanket. Ukrainian Unity Day (Den Sobornosti) is an important historical event in Ukraine. Either of these make sense as it is the week in which Russians feast on eggs, butter, cheese, and milk (and abstain from meat). They would set up a maypole in the town square and decorate it with ribbons and flowers. Some families organize in-house parties rather than send their children out on the streets at night.

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Bunny Cakes (Max and Ruby)

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Many concerts and music festivals take place in Greece. Other events are centred on the parade. The holiday, which was born in the late 1990s, developed after members of the New Jersey Humanist Network began asking themselves how they, as non-believers, could commemorate the holiday season. Hundreds attend the Divali celebrations held in Trinidad in towns such as St. The foundational belief is that homophobia thrives in an atmosphere of silence and ignorance, and that once people know that they have loved ones who are lesbian or gay, they are far less likely to maintain homophobic or oppressive views.

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Harry's Birthday (I Can Read Book 2)

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Since 1862, this parade has been one of the most popular, with current celebrations attracting around 150,000. Pagans honor the Goddess Ostara (Eostre or Ishtar) during the Spring (or Vernal) Equinox in a celebration of fertility and coming newness of the Earth. Religious festivals: Goa’s Christian and Hindu heritage is reflected in the festivals, and Panaji especially plays host to a fabulous array of religious and non-religious events. And though our arms are empty, Our hearts know what to do.

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Biscuit's Graduation Day

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Christmas and the Christmas celebration are an important tradition for most people. The principals of Sikhism are explained to the initiate and this is followed by Ardas and taking of the Hukam (opening of Sri Guru Granth Sahib to a random page and reading of a hymn). It was 300 years after Christ before the Roman church kept Christmas, and not until the fifth century that it was mandated to be kept throughout the empire as an official festival honoring “Christ.” Can Christ be Honored by Christmas?

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Unite or Die: How Thirteen States Became a Nation

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In the fall of 1897 an 8-year-old girl named Virginia O'Hanlon wrote a letter to the New York Sun asking if Santa Claus really exists. Some people bring roosters to the midnight mass, a gesture that symbolizes the belief that a rooster was the first animal to announce the birth of Jesus.[6] The British wear paper crowns while they eat Christmas dinner. Throughout the Christmas season children go door to door singing Christmas carols.

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Mardi Gras In The Country

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Ronald Hutton suggests that it may be an Anglicisation of Gŵyl Awst, the Welsh name for August 1 meaning "feast of August", but this is not certain. The Thanksgiving feast became a national tradition -- not only because so many other Americans have found prosperity but also because the Pilgrims' sacrifices for their freedom still captivate the imagination. The parades are headed by a marching band wearing uniforms.

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Max Celebrates Cinco de Mayo (Read-It! Readers: The Life of

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In 2011, a movement is growing to add equal treatment for persons of all sexual orientations and gender identities to the human rights specified by the UDHR. Clay diyas are lit throughout the house to welcome the goddess Lakshmi and vanquish demons. You can find hotels, apartments, rooms and even houses through Booking.com's Greece Pages which also contributes to my website when you book. The unholy & pagan associations with mistletoe (and the adulterous temptations) caused the church to ban its use and substitute holly wreaths, which could represent Christ's crown of thorns (with the blood-red berries). (Puritans later condemned holly wreaths as a pagan symbol of sun-worship — the shape symbolizing the sun.) With its large red & white leaves (the colored upper leaves are often mistaken for flowers), the poinsettia has become the Christmas "flower".

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Pachanga Deliciosa / Delicious Hulabaloo

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Shiny stringers would hang on the walls and from the ceilings along with colorful balloons. Place a long strip of receipt paper on the classroom wall. November 1 is not a public holiday but November 2 is. Today the Khalsa refers to the community of baptised Sikhs who've undergone the Amrit initiation ceremony, said to have been introduced by Guru Gobind Singh. A Cafeteria Christmas. "Jesus is the reason for the season" doesn't play well with moral relativism, atheism, individualism, or scientism.

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