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History of Oktoberfest: Why is it in September?
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HISTORY OF OKTOBERFEST Why is the famous German beer festival held in September if it’s called Oktoberfest? Officially, the beer festival starts the… Read More

History of Oktoberfest: Why is it in September?
History of the Aspens
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HISTORY OF THE ASPENS Every year about this time, Fall is ushered in by a flush of Aspen trees as their leaves turn to gold. Where I live in the Rock… Read More

History of the Aspens
History of Fall: What is the Autumnal Equinox?
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History of the Fall: how does it relate to the Autumnal Equinox? Read More

History of Fall: What is the Autumnal Equinox?
History of Rosh Hashana
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HISTORY OF ROSH HASHANA Rosh Hashana designates the beginning of the Jewish new year, starting today -- which according to the Jewish calendar began… Read More

History of Rosh Hashana
History of Talk Like a Pirate Day
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HISTORY OF TALK LIKE A PIRATE DAY The International Talk Like A Pirate Day began not back in the Golden Age of Pirates in days of yore but in 2002. C… Read More

History of Talk Like a Pirate Day
History of Ethiopian New Year: What is Enkutatash?
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HISTORY OF ETHIOPIAN NEW YEAR: WHAT IS ENKUTATASH? Why is your friendly neighborhood historian writing about the Ethiopian New Year? A couple of year… Read More

History of Ethiopian New Year: What is Enkutatash?
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