All Hallows Eve: Traditional Holiday Traditions

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With each round of the seasonal carousel comes the holidays, which come and go like old friends. They bring memories of past, and promise of new traditions to come. Whether it is winter the incandescent branches of pine are adorned in glittering glass.. Easter, when children scatter in search of painted eggs. Halloween, where children come knocking late in the evening, or thanksgiving-- thankfully eating until you almost yack. Every holiday is filled with their own unique traditions from the past and meaning, which is what makes each and every one special.
Halloween originally known as ‘All Hallows Eve’, or ‘All Souls Days’ was the Pagan celebration of deceased loved ones. It was also known as the last day of the Celtic calendar-their holiday
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It illuminates the front window, sending a warm glow throughout the house. Christmas is a favored holiday by children, maybe because of the presents, or because of the magical aura that seems the envelop the whole season. Christmas is celebrated in honor of the birth of Jesus christ, son of god. A Mass service (which is sometimes called Communion or Eucharist) is where Christians remember that Jesus died for us was resurrected. The 'Christ-Mass' service was the only one that was allowed to take place after sunset (and before sunrise the next day), so people had it at Midnight! Therefore the name Christ-Mass, shortened to Christmas. When Jesus was born three wise men followed the star that led them to the king of Jews. Each of these wise men brought gifts to the lord. One brought frankincense which is a perfume used in Jewish worship and, as a gift, it showed that people would worship Jesus. Another wise men brought gold which represented kings and Christians believed that Jesus was the king of kings. The third wise man brought Myrrh which was a perfume put on dead bodies to make them smell nice, this gift foretells, that Jesus would suffer and die. The wiseman are still celebrated in countries like Spain but in many other countries children await for Saint Nicholas to fill their stockings. Families share a lot of the same traditions when it comes to Christmas as well. Every year families all over the world drive their cars to the nearest tree-lot or farm, and cut down a pine to bring home. Families decorate their trees with wonderful lights that first originated when a man saw the stars shining through a pine. From then on generations have replaced it with candles perched in the tree to nowadays

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