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Christmas


The Afro-Colombian village which celebrates Christmas in February

BBC NewsBBC News - Feb 20, 2018
Residents of the Colombian village of Quinamayó have been celebrating Christmas with a procession featuring a statue of a black baby Jesus. Villagers say the tradition dates back to the days of slavery when their ancestors were banned from marking ...  

Easter


Easter 2018: Vegan chocolate egg wins annual taste test

The IndependentThe Independent - Feb 20, 2018
Although the Booja-Booja Hazelnut Crunch Chocolate Truffles Easter Egg isn't technically a chocolate egg, it was still considered by the judges who gave it a high score of 89 out of 100. The truffles, which are gluten, dairy and soya-free, come in a ...  

Fourth Of July


Fourth of July event announced for village
The Review - Feb 10, 2018

“We took a survey on Moving Wellsville Forward's page on Facebook, and it was pretty much an overwhelming response to have a Fourth of July Parade,” Morrow said. Extreme Vocal Experience (EVE)– headed by Jennifer Harris and Tabitha Boley, who will also ...  

Halloween


Adams State places president on leave amid uproar over bullying ...

The Denver PostThe Denver Post - Feb 19, 2018
The president of Adams State University has been placed on leave amid accusations that she bullied faculty and staff, failed to stem declining student enrollment and mocked blue-collar workers with an offensive Halloween costume that sparked an uproar ...  

Fathers Day


Listen to God in your elders; Church Fathers: Day 197

Patheos (blog)Patheos (blog) - Feb 8, 2018
Listen to God in your elders; Church Fathers: Day 197. February 7, 2018 by Pete Socks · 0 Comments. {COUNT}. St. Augustine tells a familiar tale of peer pressure. As a teenager, he was ashamed to be thought of as a “good boy,” so he ignored the advice ...  

Mothers Day


Mums share what they REALLY want for Mother's Day and the list will surprise you

The SunThe Sun - Feb 21, 2018
WITH Mother's Day just around the corner tailored gifts have been hitting the shop shelves, but mums have taken to the internet to reveal what they really want. The annual day to celebrate mums is creeping up, with Mothering Sunday on March 11. The ...  

Cinco de Mayo


CHMA gearing up for Cinco De Mayo
Porterville Recorder - Feb 14, 2018

CHMA gearing up for Cinco De Mayo. Story · Comments. Print: Create a hardcopy of this page; Font Size: Default font size: Larger font size. Posted: Wednesday, February 14, 2018 6:00 am. CHMA gearing up for Cinco De Mayo THE RECORDER recorder ...  

Hanukkah


Chabad to end rabbinical cold spell in Iceland

The Times of IsraelThe Times of Israel - Feb 12, 2018
Rabbi Feldman and his wife visited Iceland in December and organized a Hanukkah celebration for the community, which is made up of some locals and Jewish expatriots from the United States and Israel. The couple hopes to set up an educational framework ...  

St. Patricks Day


2018 St. Patricks Day Parade Scheduled For Morristown

Patch.comPatch.com - Feb 15, 2018
MORRISTOWN, NJ — The annual Morris County St. Patrick's Day Parade will be held on Saturday, March 10, event organizers said. The parade will kick off at the Morristown Municipal Building on South Street in Morristown at 12:00 p.m.. Before that, a ...  

Turkey Day


Playwrights Horizons Announces 2018-19 Season

American TheatreAmerican Theatre - Feb 15, 2018
Next up will be the world premiere of Larissa FastHorse's The Thanksgiving Play (Oct. 2018) a satire about a group of “woke” teachers putting together a school pageant to celebrate both Turkey Day and Native American Heritage Month. Moritz von ...  

Valentines Day


Valentines Day Cards—History From Handmade Hearts to E-Cards ...

TIMETIME - Feb 14, 2018
The earliest English, French, and American valentines were little more than a few lines of verse handwritten on a sheet of paper, but as of the 18th century their makers began to embellish them with pictures as well. Hearts, birds, flowers, and leaves ...  

Birthday


Ohio girls help bring birthday parties to homeless kids

KCRA SacramentoKCRA Sacramento - Feb 19, 2018
The sisters, Campbell and Paisley Barber, are collecting birthday supplies and donating them to Brightening Birthdays, a program run by Volunteers of America, WBNS-TV reports. The program, held at Volunteers of America offices, reaches homeless ...  

Housewarming Party


Museum of Contemporary Art plans housewarming party after 'pretty intense' relocation project

The Globe and MailThe Globe and Mail - Jan 31, 2018
An artist's rendering of the exterior of the new location for the Museum of Contemporary Art in Toronto. Brad Wheeler. Published January 31, 2018 Updated January 31, 2018. "It's been pretty intense," says Heidi Reitmaier, two weeks into her heavy new ...  

Labor Day


Christina considers post-Labor Day school start

CitizentribuneCitizentribune - Feb 22, 2018
After years of starting school the last week of August, the Christina School District is seeking feedback from the community about a post-Labor Day start to the school year. Last week, the district released an online survey asking CSD community members ...  

Anzac Day


Nowra RSL Sub-Branch to take $30k hit over badge sales

South Coast RegisterSouth Coast Register - Feb 15, 2018
CONCERN: Nowra RSL Sub-Branch secretary Rick Meehan (left) and vice-president Fred Campbell are disappointed there will be no Anzac badges sales in the Shoalhaven this year. For the first time in its almost 100 year history the Nowra RSL Sub-Branch ...  

Mardi Gras


Celebrating Mardi Gras for charity

Toledo BladeToledo Blade - Feb 22, 2018
BARR'S Public House in Maumee was the setting for the annual Mardi Gras charity fund-raiser dinner hosted by Michael and Sharon Sordyl. All the food was provided at no charge, but in lieu of hostess gifts, guests were invited to make a donation to the ...  

Super Bowl


Here are all the Super Bowl commercials in this year's game—from big tech to the big names

QuartzQuartz - Feb 2, 2018
No one has yet claimed responsibility for a star-studded series of teasers promoting a fictional reboot of Crocodile Dundee. The latest is over four minutes long and features Danny McBride, Chris Hemsworth, Margot Robbie, Hugh Jackman, and other ...  

Santa Claus


What's the history behind Eagles fans and Santa Claus?

SB NationSB Nation - Feb 1, 2018
Philadelphia has a reputation across professional sports for having the roughest fans. It's not the biggest city in the U.S., but the crowds make it seem otherwise. Nobody knows that better than Frank Olivo. In 1968, the 19-year-old Olivo was dressed ...  

 
 
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