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  • Traditional Practices of Chinese New Year Celebrations
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    Chinese New Year signifies the first day of the Chinese lunisolar calendar. This is why it is also known as Lunar New Year. It is the most important festival for the Chinese people and on its eve, families organise their annual reunion dinner. There are various customs being followed since its origin. A popular tradition is that the married couples pass red envelopes or red packets to the unmarried and children. The packet contains money and the amount of money in the packets should be even numbers as it is considered lucky.

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  • Victoria Day Celebrations
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    Victoria Day is celebrated on the last Monday that comes before the 25th of May. It is basically a Canadian statutory holiday to mark the birthday of Queen Victoria. It can be unofficially seen as the beginning of the summer season in Canada and is also considered the formal birthday of the current reigning Canadian Sovereign. This holiday is celebrated since before this country was formed in recognising the sovereign’s actual birthday and the trend has been following ever since.  From 2003 onwards, this day is federally observed as the National Patriot’s Day. Six out of ten Canada’s provinces and the three territories have a public holiday on this date.

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  • Lewes Bonfire Night
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    Every year on the 5th November, Lewes Bonfire night is celebrated in the town of Lewes in Sussex with great enthusiasm. This day is celebrated to mark the uncovering of the arrest of Guy Fawkes who was a part of the plot to blow up the House of Lords in 1605. It also honours the seventeen Protestant martyrs who were burnt because of their faith during the Marian Persecutions. To control overcrowding of the town and any mishap traffic from outside the town is closed that night and the police patrol the traffic on the street for the whole night. There are extra trains running only for the occasion.

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  • Traditional Irish Halloween Celebrations
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    Halloween was originated in Ireland around 100 AD which was then known as “Samhain” which means the end of summer and huge bonfires were lit to drive away the evil spirits. Back then people believed that the dead spirits revisit this world on the eve of Halloween, so people used to burn huge bonfires to keep the evil spirits away. Even in the present day Ireland it is celebrated on 31st October and is a popular festival of the region.

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  • Tips To Shop Online For Birthday Party
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    Whenever the word birthday comes, you think of fun, excitement and party. Nowadays, a trend of birthday themes is so on and especially when it is a kid’s birthday, you can’t get away without one. To make the party memorable for a long time, you need to think of the characters and the colours very carefully. These days, you can get the decorations and other supplies required altogether in theme packages, which is an easier option than to buy separately.

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  • Tips To Celebrate Christmas On A Tight Budget
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    Christmas is the one time of the year you seem to have no control over your spending. Whole year you might plan your spending according to your budget and might succeed as well. But you cannot escape the expenses of this festival. You might dread the extra financial burden which this celebration brings along with its joy and warmth. Here are some tips that can help you to have a wonderful Christmas celebration without burning a hole in the pocket.

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  • Origin Of Diwali
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    Diwali is the biggest and the most awaited festivals amongst Hindus. It is also known as the festival of lights and is marked by four days of celebration. During these four days, the whole country dazzles with lights and the sky is illuminated with fireworks.

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  • Sumidagawa Fireworks Festival
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    The Sumidagawa Festival is an annual festival observed by Japan. The festival is held over the Sumida River so the name Sumidagawa Festival. This is basically a competition which is held on the last Saturday of July, between the various participating pyrotechnic groups. This event is not a display of cheap fireworks. Sumidagawa Hanabi Taikai is an intense traditional Japanese competition between different groups of pyrotechnics. Every year, this competition gets fiercer than the last one. One can see different colours, shades, complicated shapes forming various types of designs and patterns in the sky. This is one of the many competitions being held in Japan round the year. Especially during this time which attracts many viewers as well as competitors.

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  • Queenstown Winter Festival
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    The American Express Queenstown Winter Festival was first held in 1975 as a local racing event and from there it gradually evolved into New Zealand’s largest winter party. This event celebrates the Queenstown’s culture with awesome street parties, Mardi Gras, international and local acts, skiing and a Big Air Invitational makes it worth waiting. Thousands of people gather in this town to welcome winter in this unique style which includes great fireworks display which is a real treat to the eyes.

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  • Origin And Customs Of Hogmanay
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    Hogmanay is a Scottish term that means the last day of the year. There are huge celebrations on this occasion which continues to go along with the New Year. It is celebrated in the Scottish tradition which for some goes on till the 2nd of January which is a bank holiday. The roots of this festival can be associated with the Norse, Goidelic and French etymologies. The origin of Hogmanay goes back to the celebrations of the solstice that occurs in the winter time among the Norse. This winter festival in Scotland, discontinued for some time but was resumed later in the end of the 17th century.

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