Tag: History

Thanksgiving

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Celebrated in the United States and Canada ,Thanksgiving has been around since 1621. It was originally known as Plymouth Plantation, and it was a tradition where the Pilgrims invited the Native Americans after a successfully growing season. In the Unites States, in 1863, Sarah Josepha Hale, a famous editor convinced President Lincoln to declare Thanksgiving..

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The History of Halloween

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Every year, people of all ages wait for the month of October to celebrate its many special occasions, especially Halloween. Every year, on October 31, we celebrate this holiday. Halloween is said to have originated from the Celtic festival of Samhain. In this festival, people would light bonfires and sit around them. Every year, we..

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Halloween

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Halloween, also known as Allhalloween, All Hallow’s Eve, or All Saints’ Eve, dates back to the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain. The Celtic festival, celebrated by the Celts, who lived 2,000 years ago, was mainly celebrated in the area that is now Ireland, the United Kingdom, and northern France. They would celebrate their new year..

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Accidental Etymologies

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What if I were to tell you that words you thought you knew the meaning of are completely incorrect? Well, okay, that’s not true. They’re correct today, but certain words had completely different definitions a long time ago. They have long been led astray from their origins. Here are seven words that had completely different..

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5th Annual Blast Heavy Metal

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Saturday 23rd of April marked the 5th annual blast heavy metal concert in Egypt. It was a long night or rocking, head banging, and just general awesome music. The lineup in these years concert consisted of the usual local bands, this time being Odious and Medic, and featured some huge surprise names, prime of which..

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The Origins Of Valentine’s Day

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Valentine’s Day—or rather, Saint Valentine’s Day—is followed by a colourful history. On the 14th of February ever year, couples celebrate their affection and proclamations of love are made through the giving of gifts such as chocolate, flowers and cheesy poems. However, very few people question why this custom is practised, yet alone why it exists. Who is..

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