Samples "Holidays"

Holidays

Switzerland is known for its beautiful Alps, the scenery, and the culture. A good question is how did this culture evolve, and how is it that Switzerland has come to exist for nearly eight hundred years? National holidays reveal the character of a nation. In Switzerland, this is the 1st...

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As you walk towards the house and into the backyard, you will see big, bold and bright letters that spell out “Tanafest.” This “Tanafest" sign symbolizes an annual birthday celebration for Montana Mauro, who is better known as the "party animal." This festival has gone on for the past several...

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The Carnival in Rio is a massive scale event, known worldwide as an extravagant four-day festival of Brazilian culture, namely the dance of samba. The samba dancers, gathered by teams, or ‘schools’ compete every year for the most prestigious award in Brazil - the Samba Parade Championship. Thirteen teams and...

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Samhain occurs towards the end of October. It is a festival whereby Druids, Wiccans, and other pagans across the United States, Europe, Canada, and other areas in the world celebrate. According to Armstrong (2011), it is a “festival of the dead.” It marks the end of summer and the beginning...

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One of my reservations about many national holidays is that they eventually evolve into mere traditions and lose their historical significance. The focus eventually shifts to the processes rather than the purpose. If I ask few young Americans how we celebrate Thanksgiving, most of them will be able to answer...

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My vacation in the Caribbean was one of the most memorable ever in my life. This is because I had a lot of leisure through my experience and my interactions in the Caribbean. One of the most enjoyable aspects of the vacation was the manner in which I got massive...

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Cancun is usually perceived as one of the most common places to go and do tourism in Mexico. As for me, I always wanted to explore the countries beyond the United States as well break the stereotypes about Hispanic people. Moreover, I also wanted to learn something more about the...

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Juneteenth should be celebrated across the United States, because it was an important milestone in history. A day that is otherwise referred to as Freedom Day, Independence Day, or Emancipation Day clearly has enough significance for a large group of people to be deemed an important holiday that should be...

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Vacations are something nine-to-fivers look forward to every year. They can be an escape from the office, a way to take the family somewhere new, or just a moment’s peace from the daily grind. In general, vacations can be grouped into three categories: road trips, family vacations, and exotic destinations,...

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