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            Holidays and Traditions

            Holidays, celebrations and festivals from around the world. This category covers religious and non-religious holidays and their associated traditions, as well as some multicultural events.

            Asked by Stefanie Raynor in Christmas, Holidays and Traditions

            How early do you start celebrating Christmas?

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            Typically the day after Thanksgiving is when the Christmas decorations go up! The elf on the shelf makes his appearance on St. Nicks Day and the friends and family celebrations take place all throughout December.
            Asked by Kevin Stringer in Halloween, Halloween Costumes, Holidays and Traditions, Cosplay

            What is your Halloween costume this year?

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            I'm dressing up as Link from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, my favorite video game!
            Asked by Jazlyn Hoppe in Christmas, Santa Claus, Holidays and Traditions

            If your childhood 苹果彩票网登录 had no chimney/fireplace, how did you think Santa got in?

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            Santa is a man who breaks into your house in the middle of the night (using captured and enslaved animals who pull him to EVERY HOUSE IN THE WORLD). He is covered in red, eats your food, and has a big bag for the children. He also "watches you when you're sleeping".
            Asked in Holidays and Traditions, Calendar, Boxing Day

            What is the origin of boxing day'?

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            December 26 is called Boxing Day in England and other countries in the Commonwealth, but it is unknown exactly when it first began. Boxing Day seems to have originated in the mid nineteenth century in England. Some historians believe the name 'Boxing Day' came about because the boxes placed in churches where parishioners deposited alms (coins) for the poor and needy were opened, and the contents were distributed on December 26, which is also the Feast of St Stephen. (St Stephen was the first Christian martyr.) Others believe that the Boxing Day tradition originated as a holiday for members of the upper class to give boxes containing food, clothing or money to tradespeople and servants, in much the same way that many employers offer their employees bonuses today. These gifts were usually given in boxes; hence the name 'Boxing Day". Oxford English Dictionary says this comes from the Christmas box; the verb box meaning: To give a Christmas-box, and then leading to the term boxing-day. An extension of the above theory is that when Christmas holidays were much shorter than they are today certain services often only had Christmas Day as a holiday and returned to work the day after. These included services such as the mail, newspaper or milk delivery. Householders would give them a Christmas gift or, as it was commonly called, a Christmas box on this day to thank them for their service throughout the year. The common theme, however, is that Boxing Day has absolutely nothing to do with the sport of boxing. Likewise, it does not gain its name from the overpowering need to rid the house of an excess of wrappings and mountains of now useless cardboard boxes the day after St Nick arrived to turn a perfectly charming and orderly 苹果彩票网登录 into a maelstrom of discarded tissue paper. The name also has nothing to do with returning unwanted gifts to the stores they came from, despite its common association with hauling about boxes on the day after Christmas. as after Christmas families had extra food left over so they would put it into boxes and bring it around to their neighbours It was custom for tradesmen to collect boxes of gifts for charities and 苹果彩票网登录less. Now its just a holiday boxing day dates back to around 400 A.D. but its true origin remains a mystery.
            Asked by Michael Bogisich in Thanksgiving, Food & Cooking, Holidays and Traditions

            What is the absolute best Thanksgiving dish? What's the absolute worst?

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            Best: Pumpkin pie. Worst: Green bean casserole, especially the kind made with cream of mushroom soup.
            Asked by Carlo Kiehn in New Year's Eve, Holidays and Traditions

            What's your New Year's resolution?

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            My New Year’s resolution, as always, is to be nice to people. I also resolve to enjoy what I enjoy each day, be it writing, reading, exploring, or otherwise.
            Asked in Holidays and Traditions, Flower Gardening, India

            When is town park flower show huda faridabad 2011?

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            It is held annually in the month of January. Faridabad is a town 25 miles from Delhi, India.
            Asked by Darian Altenwerth in Saint Patrick's Day, Holidays and Traditions, Plants and Flowers

            What’s the difference between a four-leaf clover and a shamrock?

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            I guess I get where this can be confusing, because both are clovers, but it’s pretty clear: A shamrock has three leaves, and a four-leaf clover has, well, four. Though there are around 300 species of clover, a shamrock isn't one of them—in fact, it could be any of them. Any type of clover that typically has three leaves can be considered a shamrock. The shamrock is the main symbol of St. Patrick’s Day and all things Irish because it’s supposedly what St. Patrick used to illustrate the concept of the Holy Trinity. Four-leaf clovers, on the other hand, are just freaks of nature in those same species of clover.
            Asked in Holidays and Traditions

            When is children's day celebrated?

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            Some say it is on march first others the second Sunday in June...... I choose to believe it is on march first......... Happy children's day no matter when you choose to have it
            Asked in Holidays and Traditions, Ash Wednesday

            What month is Ash Wednesday?

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            Ash Wednesday is sometimes in February and sometimes in March. It is not on a specific date.
            Asked in Holidays and Traditions, Rodents, Gophers and Groundhogs, Groundhog Day

            Did they use a badger or a hedgehog instead of a groundhog on Groundhog's Day in Europe?

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            Europeans do not have an equivalent of Groundhog Day. In Canada and the US, Ground Hog Day is a silly annual festival, held in late winter, to 'predict" how soon Spring will come to the area, Groundhog Day in the US (as seen in the Bill Murray film) is 2nd February. Early in the morning, of the " Day ", a tame Ground Hog, is observed, to see if there is enough daylight for him " to see his shadow ". The result means either 6 more weeks of winter weather, or a earlier than normal spring thaw of the lakes and rivers, which are frozen in winter in Canada. A number of towns hold such a "Ground Hog Festival" as a tourist boost for the town. Some attract huge crowds, as much as 25,000 people to a town with a normal population of 5,000. The Day is allways held on a week end to get maximum attendance, and TV stations all ways send a camera crew to do a "live remote shoot". It is all in fun, and nobody takes it seriously at all. Pre-Christian Celts observed solar cycles halfway between each solstice and equinox; these are called Quarter Days. On Quarter Days, the "veil" between this world and the Otherworld or spirit world is thinnest. This is the best time to see into the future, with the aid of the spirits. On Samhuin (now Halloween) one dresses as a ghoul so that spirits intent on mischief would mistake you for one of their own and pass by. Groundhog day corresponds to Imbolc, therefore it has the prognostication aspect. Hedgehogs are "used" in Britain. Don't pick one up - they're loaded with fleas. The underlying principle behind Groundhog Day in North America was almost certainly brought over by settlers from western Europe. Both in England and Scotland there are old weather sayings about the same date (2 February) which is celebrated in many Christian traditions as the Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the popular name for which is Candlemas. All these sayings are similar; one example is: "If Candlemas Day be fair and bright Winter will have another fight; But if Candlemas Day brings clouds and rain, Winter's gone and won't come again." The principle behind the rhyme is this: in NW Europe (including the British Isles), sunny weather in early February is normally associated with anticyclonic weather, which often persists for long periods and brings long periods of cold, frosty weather. Cloudy, rainy weather is usually associated with depressions coming in from the Atlantic and the weather is consequently less cold, snow and frost appearing only briefly, if at all. The important thing is that by early February the weather is normally set in a pattern in that one or other of the above types tends to persist, usually for several weeks.
            Asked in Holidays and Traditions, Languages and Cultures, Mexico

            What are important holidays in Mexico?

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            Mexican holidays include: Observed by law: January 1: Año nuevo / New year's day February 5: Dia de la constitucion / Constitution Day March 21: Nacimiento de Benito Juarez / Benito Juarez's birthday - honors the most beloved president among Mexicans. May 1: Dia del Trabajo / Workers' day September 16: Independence day's military parade (Mexican Independence was declared on September 16, 1810 and the celebration usually begins on the late hours of September 15 at the Grito de independencia). November 20: Dia de la Revolucion / Mexican Revolution Day - commemorates the Mexican Revolution of 1910. December 25: Navidad / Christmas Not observed / Religious holidays: Note: Many companies and businesses grant these as paid-absence holidays, but it depends on an individual basis. January 6: Dia de los Santos Reyes / Epiphany celebration - is the day when Mexicans exchange Christmas presents. February: Carnaval / Lent - equivalent to the Mardi Gras in the United States, it is celebrated with parades, floats and dancing in the streets. February 2: Dia de la Candelaria / Candle-mas February 24: Dia de la bandera / Flag Day March 18: Expropiacion Petrolera / Expropriation of the oil industry in 1938. April: Semana Santa / Easter April 30: Dia del Niño / Children's day - Due to the celebration of the Revolution on November 20, in Mexico Children's Day is celebrated on April 30. May 5: Cinco de Mayo / Fifth of May - honors the Mexican victory over the French army at the Battle of Puebla in 1862. May 10: Dia de las madres / Mother's day - Due to the importance of the mother in Mexican culture, Mother's Day is an especially significant holiday. June 1: Dia de la marina / Navy day September 13: Niños Heroes de Chapultepec / Child Heroes of Chapultepec - Honors the martyr cadets of the Battle of Chapultepec during the Mexican-American War of 1847. October 12: Dia de la raza / Columbus Day November 1 & 2: Dia de los muertos / Day of the dead - Mexican holiday that merges Pre-Columbian beliefs and modern Catholicism. December 12: Dia de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe / Day of the Virgin of Guadalupe - honoring Mexico's patron saint.
            Asked by Damaris Hackett in Holidays and Traditions, Easter

            How is Easter’s date determined?

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            Easter is always on the first Sunday after the Paschal Full Moon, which, yes, does sound like some pagan witchcraft, but I assure you that’s official church policy. So, what’s a Paschal Full Moon, you might ask? It’s the first full moon after the vernal equinox. However, there’s an important caveat: The church observes the vernal equinox on March 21 each year, whether it actually falls on that date or not. And this is only true of those following the Gregorian calendar; Eastern Orthodox Easter is figured on the Julian calendar instead, and their Easter is later. In 苹果彩票平台, the Paschal Full Moon falls on April 7, making Easter April 12.
            Asked in Holidays and Traditions, Online Shopping, Christianity, Dubai

            Do Christians have major holidays in the year?

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            Yes! Christmas IS a Christian holiday. as is Easter, Valentine's Day, and Saint Patrick's day! These are also hoildays that are celebrated by Christians: Ash Wednesday, Lent, Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Advent, and Epiphany.
            Asked in Holidays and Traditions, May Day

            What are the Ice Man Days in May?

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            The period from May 12 to May 15 was noted to bring a brief spell of colder weather in the Northern Hemisphere under the Julian Calendar. With the change to the Gregorian Calendar, however, the equivalent days would be May 19-May 22.
            Asked in Holidays and Traditions, Easter, Care of Rabbits

            What do bunnies and eggs have to do with Easter or the resurrection of Christ?

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            Nothing, actually. People have been celebrating spring for as long as weather got cold in the winter, and food supplies dwindled. Birds usually lay their eggs in the spring, so eggs were a natural symbol for spring, rebirth, and new life. Rabbits are very fertile animals whose babies scampered about in spring, so they also became symbols of spring. Many ancient cultures celebrated the coming of spring with religious ceremonies. When the Romans were spreading across Europe, there were a lot of different religions, and assimilating people to Christianity was a challenge. Instead of simply forcing a whole new religion on people, they simply 'adopted' traditional dates and celebrated the Christian holidays on those same dates. Christmas also falls on around the time of pagan holidays that were celebrated during the winter solstice (Saturnalia, Yule, Rizdvo). Rabbits and eggs were both symbols of fertility and part of traditional pagan spring celebration of Ostara. They were incorporated into Christian Easter by a process of religious syncretism.
            Asked by Delia Auer in Women's Rights, Feminism, Holidays and Traditions

            When did International Women’s Day start?

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            International Women’s Day (IWD) was born out of women’s rights activism in the early 20th century. Its roots can be traced back to a 1908 demonstration for women in New York City—15,000 women marched through the streets advocating for better pay and shorter hours in addition to the right to vote. Then, in 1909, National Women’s Day was celebrated for the first time in the U.S. as an extension of these activists’ work. National Women’s Day was observed on the last Sunday of February until 1913, but the first official IWD was held in Austria, Denmark, Germany, and Switzerland on March 19, 1911. It was transferred to March 8 in 1913, and it was celebrated by the United Nations for the first time in 1975.
            Asked in Holidays and Traditions, April Fools' Day

            What are the April Fools' Day colors?

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            there really isn't a color for Apirl 1st... i guess it can be any color you want
            Asked in 苹果彩票 & Garden, Holidays and Traditions, Entertainment & Arts

            What percentage of people show for a party?

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            I think it is a matter of your social circle. Obviously, I am one of those whose guests arrive early and leave early, don't show or find something better to do. Reading online, it seems like it may be a matter of the invitation. Online hints include: Contact them at a good time (like after dinner) Bring in personal interest during your conversation inviting them Give them a role - bring something, guest Recontact them later if they cannot give you a yes or a no at that time In person contact is better than phone The way you ask them might be: I'm having a party next weekend. I'd love it if you could come!" Send the particulars on line or on paper so that they have all the information they need to get there on time and party!
            Asked in Holidays and Traditions, Child Health

            Can a baby girl be named a junior when born?

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            As far as I'm aware a baby can be pretty much be named anything if it be Emily Junior or Marshmallow.
            Asked by Laverna Senger in Birthdays, Holidays and Traditions

            Is the "Happy Birthday" song still copyrighted?

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            Gone are the days of TV families having to resort to “For He’s a Jolly Good Fellow” around the birthday cake. “Happy Birthday to You” officially became part of the public domain in 2016 after a judge ruled in a lawsuit that music publisher Warner/Chappell didn’t actually own the copyright to the song. The ruling also mandated that Warner/Chappell return $14 million to people who had paid to use the song (a nice birthday present, if a little late). It’s still not completely clear where the song originated or if Warner/Chappell ever actually held the copyright at all, but the prevailing theory is that it was written in 1893 by Patty and Mildred Hill.

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