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History of Samba Music
By     |    Mar 4, 2010
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History of Samba Music

Samba music remains a popular and widespread musical genre. Thought to have originated with African slaves who brought it to Brazil, the music has roots in traditional African ceremonies. Enjoyed by people all over the world, the samba has a distinctive sound and vibe in which revelers take pleasure. Fused with contemporary music, samba music became an integral part of the yearly Brazilian Carnaval. This cultural tie samba has with [...]

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History of Presidential Campaigns
By     |    Mar 3, 2010
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History of Presidential Campaigns

In electoral crusades for almost all countries’ top positions, including that for the U.S. presidency, one cannot help but notice the different gimmicks and promotional ads plastered on every medium there is. Political rivals fight tooth and nail for nationwide campaigns, hiring-top-of-the-line people in hopes of boosting their names in the next survey or poll results. But how did these campaigns, specifically those for the presidency, come to be? History [...]

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History of Parades
By     |    Mar 3, 2010
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History of Parades

The traditional pastime of parades fills us with excitement and a sense of nostalgia. Who can pass up a Thanksgiving Day or Mardi Gras celebration parade? People stand curbside and cheer as the procession of high school bands, enormous floats and actors and politicians pass by the crowd. No matter what kind of entertaining parade you enjoy, the parades seem to outdo themselves in fun, excitement and visual spectacles every [...]

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History of Memorial Day
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History of Memorial Day

Memorial Day, which takes place annually on the last Monday of May, is one of America’s favorite federal holidays because it officially kicks off the summer season. It is also a very emotional holiday for a lot of people because it is held in honor of all the U.S. Army’s fallen soldiers. The history of Memorial Day is much more complex than it might seem and dates back to the [...]

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History of the Christmas Tree
By     |    Apr 3, 2009
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History of the Christmas Tree

Throughout the world when the Christmas holiday season is upon us one of the most popular traditions involves decorating a tree with ribbon and small ornaments, a string of lights that flash, and of course the magic of stacking gifts for loved ones under the bottom branches. Usually the decorated Christmas tree takes pride of place in the corner of the room or beside the fireplace for several weeks, until [...]

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History of Christmas
By     |    Apr 3, 2009
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History of Christmas

Christmas is the time of the year when Christians celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ and along with Easter is their most important event in the Christian calendar. In the 21st century the Christmas holiday season has become popular outside of the Christian faith, with many Hindus, Buddhists, Jews, and even Muslims adopting the holiday aspect of Christmas. Whilst Christ was born a little over two thousand years ago, the [...]

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History of Veteran’s Day
By     |    Mar 7, 2009
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History of Veteran’s Day

Veteran’s Day as a US federal and State public holiday honoring service men and women who served in defense of the nation. November the 11th every year is designated Veteran’s Day and involves religious services, veterans marches, and family get togethers. The history of Veteran’s Day begins with Armistace Day. The 11th of November is a day of remembrance outside of the US such as Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, [...]

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History of Halloween
By     |    Mar 6, 2009
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History of Halloween

The evening and night of the 31st October which we call Halloween, is a magical time celebrated by people of all faiths these days, and none more so than by children who delight in dressing up as ghosts and skeletons going from door to door trick or treating. Carrying hollowed out pumpkin lanterns and singing ghoulish songs they are rewarded for their efforts with candy and sometimes a few coins [...]

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