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Where Did the Tradition of the Christmas Tree Come From?

Each year, when the weather gets colder and December approaches, many Americans who celebrate Christmas will get together to decorate a Christmas tree. But why in the world do we decorate these (often artificial) fir trees in the first place? It turns out, the meaning behind Christmas trees as holiday decor goes back further than […]

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November 5 is the day when Britons everywhere set fire to things and let things off. But why?

¬† What is bonfire night? November 5¬†– which this year falls on a Saturday –¬†¬†commemorates the failure of the November 1605 Gunpowder Plot by a gang of Roman Catholic activists led by Warwickshire-born Robert Catesby. When Protestant King James I acceded to the throne, English Catholics had hoped that the persecution they had felt for […]

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