Category Archives: Non-religious

Celebrate Memorial Day (Our Holidays)

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The name was changed to Commonwealth Day. Holiday, from the Old English halig “holy” dæg “day,” literally means holy day. First point (or cusp) of Aries and first point of Libra are names used by navigators and astrologers. Thus all holiday observances begin the night before, as listed. Furthermore, the atmosphere refracts light, so even when the upper limb of the Sun is below the horizon, its rays reach over the horizon to the ground.

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Independence Day (Holiday Histories (Sagebrush))

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One of the more interesting events is the Palio di Bomarzo, north of Rome (see Northern Lazio map for location). New Year’s Day is also a time when Mexicans start acting on their New Year’s resolutions. In Sweden the Christmas season begins with St. Silent Night, Secular Night. "Christmas is under attack in such a sustained and strategized manner that there is, no doubt, a war on Christmas." Last Saturday of Carnival - Parade in Gythio in the Mani Region.

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Hats off for the Fourth of July (Picture Puffin Books)

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Start by finding your focus: Identify your own sense of tradition or importance within any holiday. Listen to the conversation by pressing the "Play Audio" button and answer the questions. As its name suggests, the festival takes place right in the middle of autumn in the lunar calendar. February 24: Flag Day, This Mexican national holiday honors the Mexican flag. The Kupala ritual, as with Ukrainians, was widespread not only amoung the Slavic people, but also included other segments of Europe and even India.

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Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (National Holidays)

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You are right in saying that there’s no real reason to celebrate any of these occasions. The word “secularism” was once used to describe a non-religious worldview generally but this meaning is now very old fashioned. Politically Correct Holidays: Have you noticed this past week that we have not heard as many greetings of "Happy New Year" as we might have heard in the past? At the beginning of the 20th century, it became custom on the 1st of May, to give a sprig of lily of the valley, a symbol of springtime.

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America's Oddest Holidays (Weird America)

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Christmas divination is  especially popular among unmarried girls.    On Christmas Eve (during the night of January 7), the federal TV  channels broadcast a Christmas service (all-night Vigil), passing  in the liturgy. Gift giving has its roots in the story of the gifts from the Three Wise Men to the baby Jesus. Aug. 29: Beheading of John the Baptist (Christian). After several centuries of disagreement, all churches accepted the computation of the Alexandrian Church (now the Coptic Church) that Easter is the first Sunday after the first fourteenth day of the moon (the Paschal Full Moon) that is on or after the ecclesiastical vernal equinox.

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The Little Gift of Nothing

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Even grandmothers abandon their knitting for the glorious sunny days. Easter Scavenger Hunt: Scavenger hunts are great activities for indoor and outdoor parties. This is the beginning of a three-day celebration of the Chinese New Year, although traditionally the New Year celebration extends for fifteen days until the Lantern Festival. The festival was retained after the Reformation in the calendar of the Anglican Church and in many Lutheran churches.

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The Birthday Presents

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Popular celebratory traditions include “the donkey procession,” on Palm Sunday; a procession of pilgrim carts that come from all parts of Nicaragua and gather in Granada; San Lazaro’s pet dog blessing in Masaya; and San Juan del Sur’s beach party celebration. In more recent times, it has been as a day to campaign for and celebrate the rights of workers. The premier outdoor ice skating rink offers 8,000 square feet of fun where residents and visitors can get a piece of winter.

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Chinese New Year (Buddy Book)

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Charity organizations often set up elaborate and scary haunted houses more» This holiday is celebrated to remember the end of World War I, which officially ended on November 11, 1918. Childermas was the mass celebrated on December 28th to mark the "Feast of the Holy Innocents" killed by Herod. It is no longer appalling to hear that some of the Muslims host the Americans and the other Christians in their own homes to celebrate Christmas, New Year, and other holidays.

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Green with Envy (Angela Anaconda Chapter Book)

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We make it easy to enjoy entertaining, with crowd-pleasing recipes for everything from party-ready appetizers and festive mocktails to luscious cookies and cute kid-friendly holiday-themed treats. Or someone is going to complain about the size of the symbol, the decorations, the music and so forth. Many names of streets, rivers, bays, and villages reflect the years of French occupation, along with styles of architecture and food.

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A Labor Day Hooray: A Rhyming Labor Day Picture Book for

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Celebration was outlawed in Boston from 1659 to 1681. Each year during the summer, the god Jupiter would force Saturn out of his dominant position in the heavenly realm; and the days would begin to shorten. The majority of the celebrations are surrounded by the Fiesta Patronales, they are celebrations that are held in honor of the Patron Saint. Some Muslims fast during the daytime in preparation for the night. It is customary for Zoroastrians to go to the fire temple to make offerings of sandalwood or incense at this time, and to thank the holy fire for the warmth and light it has given throughout the year.

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