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Twelfth Night Ends The 12 Days Of Christmas

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Twelfth Night Ends The 12 Days Of Christmas

Twelfth Night ends the 12 Days of Christmas... I can hear you humming it now...

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Happy New Year and Happy Hogmanay, or Scottish New Year!

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Happy New Year and Happy Hogmanay, or Scottish New Year!

In England and other areas of the UK, Hogmanay is celebrated as the New Year's tradition,

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Boxing Day, Giving, Hunts And Shopping

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Boxing Day, Giving, Hunts And Shopping

Happy Boxing Day! For those who aren't familiar with the British term, Boxing Day has no pugilistic connotations but refers to the weekday following Christmas Day when the alms or "poor" offering boxes were opened and distributed to the needy. Boxing Day gift giving began in the middle ages but was revived by Queen Victoria. After all the feasting of Christmas, the leftovers were distributed to the poor as well as monetary gifts. It was also a time to give gifts to the employees of the great houses and for the tradesmen that had served through the year. Gifts were...

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Nov. 14 Prince Charles' Birthday, 1940 Anniversary of Bombing of Coventry, THANKFUL Sale

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Nov. 14 Prince Charles' Birthday, 1940 Anniversary of Bombing of Coventry, THANKFUL Sale

2 things to commemorate for November 14th... a royal birthday and the Coventry blitz during World War II... and a sale!

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