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Christmas Celebrations in Australia

Metrosideros Christmas Bush in Australia

Every country has different traditions and celebrations around Christmas. Whether you’re visiting Australia during the holiday, have friends or family celebrating Christmas in Australia, or are just curious, learning about how different cultures celebrate the same holiday can be very interesting. The Christmas Season If you’re from the United States, it might be a little…

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Easter Celebrations in Europe

Easter Card with Les Cloches De Pâques

You might be wondering how other countries celebrate the same holidays as in the United States. It could even be fun to visit different countries during Easter and learn a new way to celebrate. If you are interested, you can try to incorporate some of these fun Easter celebrations into your Easter traditions. Many of…

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Caring for Amaryllis Plants

Amaryllis Logo

Amaryllis plants are great to grow indoors as they do not need direct sunlight. They are easyand bright, and look great as decorations, especially around the winter holidays. The redcolor looks especially festive when paired with Christmas decorations. Watering and Sun You’ll want to keep your amaryllis in a place that doesn’t see much sunlight.…

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Summer Solstice

Garden of Michele and Denis Foley. Source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/nationalgardenclubs/8242152981/

The summer solstice is upon us! What does this mean for us, how can we increase our enjoyment of this time of year, and what is a solstice anyway? The solstice, which is the longest day of the year for a hemisphere, is when either the northern or southern hemisphere is most tilted toward the…

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Thanksgiving – a Brief History

Thanksgiving Turkey

As you and your friends and family gather at Thanksgiving this year, you may wonder about the origins of this holiday. Did you know that Abraham Lincoln made the day a national holiday? Here is a short video that will tell you more… Thanksgiving is a time for gathering with family and friends, and for…

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Halloween Traditions

Halloween Decorations

With summer drawing to a close, it is time to celebrate the fall. Upcoming holidays are Halloween and the Day of the Dead. Halloween, which originated with Celtic Harvest Festivals, particularly Samhain, is celebrated on October 31. The term Halloween means “All Hallows eve”, and is the day before the Christian Feast of All Saints…

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