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  1. Guy Fawkes Night and Diwali;

    This year Diwali (the beginning of the Hindu New Year) will be celebrated on the 5th November,  thus coinciding with Guy Fawkes Night - So expect there to be fireworks!  We are all familiar with Guy Fawkes Night or Bonfire Night as it is sometimes known.  It is the annual celebration to mark the failed gunpowder plot of the 5th November 1605.        Remember,  remember the Fifth of November,     The Gunpowder Treason and Plot,     I know of no reason     Why the Gunpowder Treason    ...

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  2. Halloween and All Saint's Day:

    Next week - October 31st sees the annual 'Holiday' festival of Halloween and then on the 1st November the Christian holiday; All Saint's Day . Halloween traditions include; dressing up as ghosts, ghouls and witches, apple bobbing, trick or treating, making pumpkin Jack-o-lanterns and having bonfires to scare away evil spirits. It is one of the oldest celebrations in the world - dating back over 2000 years. The link between Halloween and All Saint's Day is in that when Christianity came to Britain and Europe, the 1st of November became a dedicated day for saints who did not have their own celebrated...

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  3. Easter Sunday - 4th April 2010

    Easter is a Christian holiday. It is a holiday which celebrates the resurrection of Christ. According to Christian history, Jesus was crucified on a Friday and rose three days later?on Sunday. New elements such as the Easter Bunny and Easter egg hunts, Easter bonnets, egg painting and of course chocolate eggs have become part of the holiday's modern celebrations, and these aspects are often celebrated by many Christians and non-Christians alike. The giving of spring flowers is also recognised as a suitable Easter time gift and with fresh spring flowers being abundant around Easter time, there...

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