Samples "Holidays"

Holidays

The national holiday experiences can be quite different in different parts of the world. This is not hard to understand because countries can be quite different in terms of cultures, belief systems, and traditions. Frequent travelers are well aware of the vast lifestyle and cultural differences between some countries. When...

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National holidays refer to the days that are established by the law and are usually nonworking days during the year (Fox 39). There are different public holidays across the globe, and their meanings also vary with countries. Although national holidays are held dearly in many states and a majority of...

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In reflecting on holiday time, and what it really means, it is necessary to deconstruct the possible points of view. The three perspectives of interest are the assumptions behind the question, the typical answers to the question and the author’s personal views. Because each of these reflect different values. There...

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It has been quite an adventure learning about the differences between life in Kuwait and life in America and this is also true of holidays in both countries. After living in America for some time, I have noticed there are both similarities and differences between holidays in both countries. When...

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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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