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01Sep, 2015

The Gutenberg Bible and Other Valuable Religious Manuscripts

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Gutenberg Bible

Gutenberg Bible
The Gutenberg Bible is one of the most valuable books in the world. What makes it so prized and unique is that it was the first manuscript of significance printed in the Western world using movable type. Originally published in the 1450s in Germany …

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10Jul, 2015

Funeral Customs Around the World

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Funeral Vultures

Many funerals in the United States have a similar tone and structure. The mood is somber, mourners wear black, the deceased are eulogized, prayers are said and fragrant flowers abound. After the ceremony, friends and family often gather for a meal. In other places…

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08Jul, 2015

Canadian Wedding Dance Traditions

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Canadian dance traditions

It is customary to have music and dancing at Canadian weddings. Many receptions include various dance traditions to honor the wedding party and encourage guests to participate in the fun on the dance floor.
 
Customary Schedule of Wedding Dances
 

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01Jul, 2015

Pets and Weddings

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Pets and weddings.

According to the American Pet Products Association’s 2013-2014 National Pet Owners Survey, over 68 percent of U.S. households have pets, which includes over 83 million dogs. These animals are an important part of many families, and including them in wedding cele…

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29Jun, 2015

Understanding the Apocalypse

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Apocalypse in Red

Apocalypse is a word used to describe the total destruction of the world. The “end of days” and Armageddon are other terms for expressing the same idea. Events that cause catastrophic damage such as hurricanes and earthquakes, or a total collapse of the stock …

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25Jun, 2015

Ireland Passes Gay Marriage Referendum

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Gay marriage in Ireland

May 22 was a historic day for marriage equality. Ireland became the first nation in the world to legalize same-sex unions by popular vote. Over 60 percent of Irish citizens voted in favor of the measure.
The country’s constitution will be changed in order to ref…

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25Jun, 2015

The Pope and the Poor

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Pope Francis has been one of the most transformational religious leaders in modern history. He is also well on his way to being one of the most beloved. One reason for all the adoration of His Holiness is because he has made the poor a top priority.
Commitment to t…

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23Jun, 2015

Celebrating Beltane

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May Day Beltane Ribbons

Beltane, also known as May Day, is one of the most important Wiccan festivals of the year, and is celebrated on May 1. In the Southern Hemisphere, it occurs on October 31 or November 1. It commemorates the arrival of spring and symbolizes rebirth and fertility. The…

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19Jun, 2015

Ramadan

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Dried dates and Arabic tea for Ramadan

Close to 25 percent of the world’s population is Muslim, and Ramadan is Islam’s most holiest times.  It always falls on the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, which is lunar based. In 2015, Ramadan begins at sundown on June 17 and lasts until July 16. T…

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