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11 04, 2021

April Fools’ Day

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Happy April Fools' Day! April Fools' Day is on the first of April. People like joking on this day. There are jokes on radio and TV as well. Level A2 Read the text about April Fools' Day jokes on radio and television. Welcome to 'The Way the World Is" - a programme where we look at

12 12, 2020

Human Rights Protection

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Current Issues of Human Rights Protection What are the problems in the implementation and protection of human rights in the 21st century? Which human rights are most under threat and need the greatest protection? Aniuta's Project December 10 is observed as Human Rights Day. On this day in 1948, the United Nations General Assembly adopted

30 10, 2020

Halloween Celebrations

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Halloween Read about Halloween celebrations in the USA today Halloween is celebrated by nearly all American children and over 70% of adults also participate in some Halloween activity. College students and other young adults may attend masquerade parties or Halloween parades. Many families carve pumpkins and decorate the outside of their homes with the traditional

12 05, 2019

Mother’s Day Facts

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Mother's Day is the day to shower your mom with affection (and maybe take her out for a nice meal). Here you will find some Mother's Day facts. In ancient times, many cultures would celebrate a mother goddess whom they viewed as the mother of all. In ancient Egypt, Isis was worshipped as a mother

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