Holidays and Observances

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1 03, 2019

Mardi Gras Facts

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Read some interesting facts about Mardi Gras What is Mardi Gras? Mardi Gras facts tell the story of a celebration that has deep historical roots. Beginning during pagan celebrations, the festival has evolved into a crazy, fun-filled event that has to be seen to be believed. With balls, parades, masks and indulgence in food and

22 01, 2019

Ukrainian Unity Day

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January 22 is Ukrainian Unity Day (Den' Sobornosti). Ukrainian Unity Day is an observance and not an official public holiday in Ukraine. Businesses have normal opening hours. Unity Day is a Ukrainian observance that commemorates the Treaty of Unity signed on January 22, 1919. On this day the Act of the reunification of the Ukrainian

3 12, 2018

Hanukkah, Jewish Festival of Lights

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Hanukkah: Facts about the holiday The eight-day Jewish celebration, also known as the Festival of Lights, begins in the evening of Sunday, December 2. When is Hanukkah and for how long does it last? Hanukkah, the eight-day Jewish celebration, begins in the evening of Sunday, December 2, and ends in the evening of Monday, December

8 11, 2018

Veterans Day in the USA

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November 11th, Veterans Day in the USA        It is a legal holiday and a day to remember and honor all those Americans who served in the Armed Forces and particularly those who fought during the Spanish-American War, World Wars I and II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War.  People also remember

7 11, 2018

Election Day in the USA

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Read to know about Election Day in the USA. You will enrich your vocabulary and do a number of activities on reading comprehension. Voting Requirements and Procedures The first Tuesday after the first Monday in November is Election Day in the USA.  It is a legal holiday.  Since 1845, by Act of Cngress, this date has been

6 11, 2018

Remembrance Day in Great Britain

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November is the time of the year when the British wear a red poppy in memory of those who sacrificed their lives  during wars. This day is called Remembrance Day. The eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month marks the signing of the Armistice, on 11th November 1918, to signal the end

6 11, 2018

Bonfire Night or Guy Fawkes Night in Great Britain

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Read and speak about a very popular autumn festival celebrated in the UK on November 5th. You'll know why it is called Bofire Night and Guy Fawkes Night. Speak about Bonfire Night in Great Britain  In the UK, Bonfire Night or Guy Fawkes Night is celebrated on November 5th. It is a very popular festival

6 11, 2018

Guy Fawkes Night

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Read the text about Guy Fawkes Night celebration in Great Britain  and do the quiz. Guy Fawkes Night or Bonfire Night is one of the most popular festivals in Britain. It commemorates the discovery of the so-called Gunpowder Plot, and is widely celebrated on November 5 all over the country. In 1605 King James I

5 11, 2018

Diwali, the Festival of Lights

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Popularly known as the Festival of Lights, Diwali has many interesting facts worth knowing. Diwali is the time for vibrant colours, eye-popping fireworks, twinkling lights and delicious food. It is an official holiday in Fiji, Guyana, India, Malaysia, Mauritius, Myanmar, Nepal, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Suriname, and Trinidad and Tobago. One of the most popular festivals

30 10, 2018

Halloween Fun

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Read about trick-or-treating, bobbing for apples and other fun activities on Halloween. On October 31, dozens of children dressed in costumes knock on their neighbors' doors and yell, "Trick or Treat" when the door opens. Pirates and princesses, ghosts and popular heroes of the day all hold bags open to catch the candy or other