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History of St. Valentine's Day

History of St. Valentine’s Day

3 days ago Bill Petro
HISTORY OF ST. VALENTINE'S DAY Valentine or Valentinus, is the name of at least three martyred saints. The most celebrated are the two martyrs whos…
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History of Ash Wednesday: Where does the Ash come from?

History of Ash Wednesday: Where does the Ash come…...

4 days ago Bill Petro
HISTORY OF ASH WEDNESDAY In the Western church the first day of Lent is called Ash Wednesday from the ceremonial use of ashes, as a symbol of penit…
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History of Mardi Gras: Why is it called Fat Tuesday?

History of Mardi Gras: Why is it called Fat Tuesda…...

5 days ago Bill Petro
HISTORY OF MARDI GRAS In French, Mardi Gras means "Fat Tuesday" and is celebrated the day before Ash Wednesday as a last "fling" prior to the 40 da…
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History of Chinese New Year

History of Chinese New Year

7 days ago Bill Petro
HISTORY OF CHINESE NEW YEAR Today marks the beginning of Chinese New Year, the oldest, longest and most important social and economic holiday in Ch…
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7 days agoHistory of Chinese New Year
History of the Super Bowl: Just another Religious Holiday?

History of the Super Bowl: Just another Religious…...

1 week ago Bill Petro
HISTORY OF THE SUPER BOWL The Super Bowl, also known as simply Superbowl -- a territory acquisition athletic contest played upon a fixed agrarian g…
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1 week agoHistory of the Super Bowl: Just another Religious…...