Celebration Essays

The Religious Roots of the Festival of Halloween

Halloween is an extremely enjoyable festival that occurs every year on October 31st. It is mostly celebrated in the United States and Britain and my talk today is associated with the British version of this holiday. Today many people see Halloween as a pleasurable holiday, for both adults and children. The celebrations of the ancient Celts are still evident in modern festivities as you can see from the old traditions still practiced today. October 31st today is a time for…

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Bacolod Public Plaza

* The Bacolod Public Plaza is one of the notable landmarks of Bacolod City, the capital of Negros Occidental, Philippines. It is located in the heart of the downtown area, near the city hall and across from the San Sebastian Cathedral. The plaza is a trapezoidal park with a belt of trees around the periphery and a gazebo at the center. Scattered within the trees are four circular fountains. * The plaza was constructed in 1927 as a place for…

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May Day

Origins The earliest May Day celebrations appeared in pre-Christian times, with the festival of Flora, the Roman goddess of flowers, and the Walpurgis Night celebrations of the Germanic countries. It is also associated with the Gaelic Beltane. Many pagan celebrations were abandoned or Christianized during the process of conversion in Europe. A more secular version of May Day continues to be observed in Europe and America. In this form, May Day may be best known for its tradition of dancing…

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The Perfect Cowboy Birthday

This party is to welcome this man to adulthood by celebrating it with his favorite theme.  He will enjoy the festivities and appreciate the efforts made by his family and friends.  The strengths of this theme include the readily available props and decorative items for the theme.  There are many places to purchase the items to decorate the bar for this theme.  The weaknesses in this theme include the commonality of it.  It is rather difficult to come up with…

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Like Water for Chocolate

Like Water For Chocolate by Laura Squalevella Bantam Doubleday Dell Pub (Trd); ISBN: 0553472550 Copyright 1994 CHAPTER ONE. JANUARY. Chrutnuw Ro/ INGREDIENTS 1 can of arOin 1/2 choriw aaye oreyano 1 can of chitej rrano 10 haro ro PREPARATION: Take care to chop the onion fine. To keep from crying when you chop it (which is so annoying!), I suggest you place a little bit on your head. The trouble with crying over an onion is that once the chopping…

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A Foundation Week Story

What is Foundation week? Other students celebrate it by not going to school because for them it’s the time of their rest day but other students celebrate it by going to school and hanging out with their friends. As students of College of Nursing and Allied Health Sciences, we celebrate Foundation week by making ourselves busy. On September 22, 2014, Monday, the programme starts with the Cultural Competition and due to our Anatomy Class we’re not able to watch the…

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The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Stop me if you’ve heard this one: “I can’t stand the Christmas season. First they start calling it Xmas, then you’ve got this Santa fellow who is basically a middle-man between the toy companies and the gullible family that buys $20 pieces of plastic crap for their newly-greedy brats. Now It’s A Wonderful Life, as if it weren’t long enough in the first place, now reaches saga proportions while being interrupted every 1.5 minutes by an ad for, most appropriately,…

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Christmas Celebration

As Christmas arrives, instead of just opening presents, my family celebrates it by throwing a fun and exciting party. The events we plan are way to thrilling than any ordinary Christmas celebration because it’s our family’s tradition. For example, each year we make American style food and Vietnamese food, open presents under the Christmas tree, eat at the dining table, and sing! Most of my family members could not control their excitement and have broken one of the family’s traditions…

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The Waiting Game

Valentine’s Day is a wonderful holiday for everyone who gets the flowers, balloons, candy or stuffed bears that are delivered to the building throughout the day.  Today is Valentine’s Day and the florist has been in the building at least ten times with deliveries, but I am still waiting.  I have not been a person who has a history of being forgotten and I do not get depressed because no one loves me, because that is not the case.  I…

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Holiday

Each country in the world has different holiday traditions. There are very different events but they have some similarity. In both Thailand and in the United States, national holidays celebrate tradition and bring people together. First of all, both national holidays in Thailand and the United States celebrate tradition. Songkran festival is the traditional Thai New Year’s Day and is celebrated from 13 April to 15 April. It is also known as the “Water Festival” as people believe that water…

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Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year is the biggest holiday celebrated among Chinese people. It is often referred to as the spring festival because it signals the beginning of spring. It is a time when families and friends get together to say goodbye to the old and welcome the new. It originally lasted for 15 days, but now only lasts for 5 to 7 days. The exact origin of this Chinese New Year holiday is too old to be traced, but many explanations…

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History of Halloween

Close to $7 billion dollars is what consumers spent on Halloween costumes, candy, and decorations in 2011. When the temperature starts to drop, the leaves turn different colors and the sun sets earlier little by little each day, fall is the perfect season to celebrate Halloween. Millions of children dress up and go to strangers doors begging for candy. Have you ever wondered where this strange and unique tradition originated from? — The three most important points of Halloween can…

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India Is a Country of Festivals

India: A Land Of Festivals INDIA, the world’s second largest country, has over 1 billion inhabitants, who speak 18 major languages and more than 1,000 minor languages and dialects. It features an infinite variety of landscapes and unsurpassed cultural richness. With so much diversity embedded within one culture, it is easy to understand why India is called “a land of festival and fairs.” Every day of the year there is a festival celebrated in some part of the country. As…

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Lunar New Year in Vietnam

The Vietnamese lunar New Year festival, Tet Nguyen Dan, is the most significant holiday taking place within the first three days of the New Year. During these days, people welcome a new coming year with good health, lucks and success. The preparation for Tet holiday is taken place very soon because it requires many steps. All members of families clean and redecorate their houses together. Then, they buy food such as cookies, sweets, candies fruit, watermelon’s seed to offer their…

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Kannawidan_ the Ilocos Festivity

Kannawidan is a festivity which the City of Vigan celebrates every year. In this festival, the Ilocano people showcase cultural shows, native products and the talents of the Ilocanos. Kannawidan Ylocos Festival became an annual festival that aims to create awareness on the preservation of the province’ rich cultural heritage, practices and traditions, and a showcase of the different agriculture and industry products of the province.There is a need to preserve our rich heritage and unique culture. With this in…

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