Tag: tradition

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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Why Do We Go Trick-or-Treating on Halloween?

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Trick-or-treating is linked to multiple different ancestors whom vary with time. One major event is the Celtic Festival of Samhain, that marked the transition to the new year, and the beginning of the winter. Beliefs by the Celts, that the realms of the living and the dead overlapped and the spirits had the ability to..

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Female Genital Mutilation

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 One of the main controversial topics is whether female genital mutilation is considered a cultural practice or, would it be considered one of the human rights violations. Female genital mutilation is mostly dominant and popular in Africa, especially in Sub- Saharan Africa. The population of women who are circumcised in Africa lies between eighty million..

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