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  • Diwali The Festival Of Lights
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    Diwali rituals Diwali, the festival of lights, is one of the important and widely spread holidays celebrated in India. It is a celebration of lights, and for many, it is truly a sensory experience; some families decorate their houses with all sorts of lights and open up to the neighbors, sharing their love and their food. Those celebrating Diwali spend time with family and friends. They perform religious ceremonies to bring in wealth and prosperity for a new year, cook and eat delicious food, de...
  • Popular Festivals In Early Modern Europe
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    'What were the functions of popular festivals, etc. in Early Modern Europe? And why did the authorities, civil and ecclesiastical seek to control or suppress them?' In Early Modern Europe festivals were the setting for heroes and their stories, to be celebrated by the populace. They posed a change from their everyday life. In those days people lived in remembrance of one festival and in expectancy of the next. Different kinds of festivals were celebrated in different ways. There were festivals t...
  • Synagogue Service For The Feast Day
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    Broadly speaking one could trace the history of Judaism back to the early religion of Israel, the religion that produced the Hebrew Scriptures that are known to Christians as the Old Testament. Here, however, we take Judaism to refer to the religion that was known to Jesus and his contemporaries, and that was later developed and formulated by the Rabbis. A key date in the development of Judaism was 70 C.E. the year in which the Jerusalem Temple was destroyed by the Romans. Judaism of the pre-70 ...
  • Woodstock Festival
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    The Woodstock of 1969 was a revolution in itself and responsible for redefining the point of view, respect, and attitude of the so-called 'counter-cultured' youth of the late sixties. The attendants of the festival were youths from around the United States in ages ranging from 17 to 26. The overall mood of the festival was very relaxed and happy. Although there was a minimal amount of violence at Woodstock, there were financial problems, drugs, nudity, and traffic jams that seemed to go for mile...
  • Salt Lake City
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    Project Literacy Now: Funding a Non-Profit Community Book Festival Introduction "Without books the development of civilization would have been impossible. They are the engines of change, windows on the world, 'Lighthouses erected in the sea of time. ' They are companions, teachers, magicians, bankers of the treasures of the mind, Books are humanity in print". -Arthur Schopenhauer The love of reading is of the utmost importance to the development in children. Project literacy now and forever will...
  • Worship Of Goddess Durga
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    The festival of Dassera, also known as Vijayadashmi, is one of the fascinating festivals of India and is celebrated with joy and enthusiasm for ten continuous days. The first nine nights are spent in the worship of goddess Durga and hence these nights are known as 'Navaratri'. This festival falls in the month of Ashwin (September / October). The tenth day of the Dassera day is in honour of Durga Devi. The tribal communities also worship Durga as the presiding deity of Navaratri. The farmers invo...
  • Bangkok The Chiang Mai National Museum
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    Geography Thailand is approximately the size of France with a land area of 513,115 sq. km. bordered by Malaysia (South), Myanmar (West and North), Laos (North and East) and Cambodia (Southeast). It has five distinct regions: the mountainous north, the fertile central plains, the semi-arid northeast, and the eastern sea-shore provinces and the tropical south. There are 76 provinces. Population Total 59,095,419 (end 1994), including 29,552,978 males and 29,542,441 females. Of the total, 9.45% live...
  • Succot The Festival Of Booths
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    Succot: The Jewish Holiday After the Exodus from slavery in Egypt, the wandering Jews lived in tents or booths, called Succot. They were pitched wherever they happened to stop for the night. Today it is called the Succot the festival of booths remembering both the ancient agricultural booths and those of the Exodus. The harvest festival of thanksgiving, Succot, begins five days after Yom Kippur, and lasts for eight days. The first two days are the most holy, during which most Jews do not work. T...
  • Popularization Of The Celebration Of Halloween
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    Black cats, goblins, witches flying on broom sticks, jack-o-lanterns, and scary costumes are all remnants of a holiday known as Halloween. As child you may recall Halloween as this genuinely playful night that lit up their [your] imagination like no other holiday. You probably could describe your very first Halloween costume, and the rushing emotions of terror and excitement as you approached your first house. Only later in your years of growing up, is it discovered that Halloween is no longer a...
  • Saturnalia Holiday
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    In the Roman calendar Saturnalia was designated a holy day, or holiday. The name is derived from the god Saturnus, the god of seed and sowing. At the time of the winter solstice (December 25 in the Julian calendar), Saturnus was honored with a festival. It was officially celebrated on December 17 (a. d. XVI Kal. Ian. ), in the middle of two other agricultural festivals: the Consualia, which celebrated the opening of the granaries and was named after Cons us, god of the granary; and the Op alia, ...
  • Poem Ovid
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    Introduction Publius O vidius Naso was born in Sumo Italy on March 20th 43 BC. He belonged to a prominent family in the equestrian or middle class society of Italy. When he was old enough, Ovid and his brother were sent to Rome to be educated. In Rome, Ovid received an education from men considered the best in their time. Some of his teachers include Arellius Fuscous and Porcius La tro. These men taught Ovid the art of rhetoric in the hopes that he would become a great orator and successful poli...
  • Mongolians
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    Activities The Holy Peaks surrounding Ulaan Bataar hiking and breathtaking views. Manzshir Khi id Route on the Tsetseegum peak's southern side is the easiest route up; Z aisan Route is the most scenic and most difficult. There's more hiking in Gurvansaikhan National Park, around the hills of Kho vd, and in the Gobi Desert. Huge Kh " osg"ol N uur lake is great place for fishing and kayaking and there's some spleunkinling to be done in lakeshore caves. January and February are good months for skii...
  • Halloween Customs And Traditions
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    Halloween Introduction I. According to article the web site web titled Halloween Customs and Traditions "Halloween is the third-largest party occasion next to Christmas and New Years Eve". A. For my family it is the only occasion we have a party, B. As far back as I can remember my parents have always had Halloween Parties. C. The adults would spend the evening eating, drinking, and socializing while all the kids went trick or treating. D. Twenty-five years later, many of the same people will sh...

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