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Billie Holiday - Billie Holiday Billie Holiday was born Eleanora Fagan on April 7, 1915 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, but spent most of her poverty stricken childhood in Baltimore. Lady Day, as she was named by Lester Young, had to overcome many tragedies in her lifetime and yet still became one of the most popular jazz-blues vocalists of all time.      Billie's Parents, Sally Fagan and Clarence Holiday, were both born in Baltimore. They married as teens and soon Sally gave birth to Eleanora Fagan. Shortly after the birth, Clarence Holiday deserted his family to tour with Fletcher Henderson's band....   [tags: Music Holiday Biographies Essays]
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holiday - D rough week is finali done and over with. to rush of adrenalin to meet deadlines and homeworks and test and many other things................finali, this has got to stop. i declared my own holiday for this thursday coz im goin home tomolo...i decided to turn my back onto 1 more day of torture...mmm, im luvin it. I can feel myself breathing more easily like wonderbra, i can feel my head became light like KAKA, i can feel my spirit soar as high as roti tisu... my fren invited me and my housemate to go to a pasar malam tonight tat starts around 12am and according to my fren, every1 wears like-they-are-going-clubbing attires to this pasar malam....while my housemate stands beside me n nodded his head til d screw on his neck came loose...im rather interested to go n take a look but skeptical with my fren's description....   [tags: essays research papers] 367 words
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The Harlem Renaissance, Jazz and Billie Holiday - The Harlem Renaissance, Jazz and Billie Holiday In Harlem, the people sit on their front porches in protest of the summer Sunday sun, fanning themselves with the morning paper as the day slides away. Out on the streets, neighbors call to each other. A woman’s voice is audible from an open window, singing nonsensically as she scrubs. Her melodies tumble out the window and intertwine with the trembling harmonica rising from the heat of the pavement and venture into the store on the corner. The boisterous laughter of men on the porch mixes with the skip of the jump rope slapping the sidewalk and the shrieking of children....   [tags: Billie Holiday Harlem Renaissance Essays] 3499 words
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The Narrator Merges with Ottilie in Porter’s Holiday - The Narrator Merges with Ottilie in Porter’s Holiday “Ottilie, now silent, was doubled upon herself, slipping loosely on the edge of the seat. I caught hold of her stout belt with my free hand, and my fingers slipped between her clothes and bare flesh, ribbed and gaunt and dry against my knuckles. My sense of her realness, her humanity, this shattered being that was a woman, was so shocking to me that a howl as doglike and despairing as her own rose in me unuttered and died again, to be a perpetual ghost....   [tags: Porter’s Holiday] 498 words
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Doc Holiday - Doc Holiday Doc Holiday could be known as the most skillful gambler, the nerviest, fastest, and deadliest man with a six-shooter. John Henry Holiday was born on August 14, 1851 in Griffin, Georgia. His father was Henry Broughs, and mother Alice Jane Holiday. Their first child Martha Elenore, had died at six months of age on January 8, 1889. Holidays father was a druggist by trade and later became a wealthy planter, lawyer, and during the civil was he was a confederate Major. Holiday suffered a terrible loss when his mother Alice Jane died on September 16, 1886....   [tags: essays research papers] 999 words
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A Holiday Deconstruction - A Holiday Deconstruction By RA Everyone looks forward to holiday entertainment. Jordan has faithfully kept the tradition of mounting a holiday show for the entertainment of the student body, staff, and students parents. Notice how “communityâ€. does not follow “staff.â€. Anyway, after watching the show A Holiday Celebration I was appalled by the misuse of Christmas themes. So many things were wrong with the show. First off, the Ghetto Holiday Skit: it’s starts off as a predictably funny opening between two half-witted burglars who take too long too enter the damn house, and when they do, they have the audacity to continue (discussing) or alluding the window....   [tags: essays research papers] 385 words
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Billie Holiday - Billie was born to the name, Eleanora Fagan on April 7, 1915. She was born in Philadelphia but grew up in the Fell's Point section of Baltimore. Her mother, was just 13 at the time of her birth; her father, was 15. Holidays' teenage parents, Sadie Harris (aka Fagan) and probable father, Clarence Holiday, never married, and they did not live together for a long time. Clarence, a banjo and guitar player worked with Fletcher Henderson's band in the early 30s. He remains a shady figure who left his family....   [tags: essays research papers] 929 words
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Billie Holiday - ... . against achieving any sort of recognition without help.”” (Jackson, pg. 86) Billie stopped working as a prostitute and began singing at night clubs and speakeasies in Harlem. The New York nightlife is where John Hammond would discover her. He introduced her to many prestigious jazz musicians and promoted her unparallel sound. Billie Holiday played on the radio where she became recognized as a female singer within the jazz industry. Without the help of John Hammond, Billie may not have had a chance as a singer....   [tags: Musicians ]
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Holiday Shopping - Holiday shopping, for me, is a nightmare because of the abundance of crowds, all of the fighting and competitiveness. I believe those last minute shoppers are the worst, they are the ones that are rude and impatient. For some people, with lots of patience, dealing with holiday shoppers is a good experience. For people like me, who has very little patience, it is a dreadful experience. Another aspect of shopping during the holidays is dealing with tired, overworked and frustrated employees. They are just trying to get their jobs done as quickly as possible, so they can go home to their families....   [tags: Personal Narrative, Descriptive Essays] 512 words
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Roman Holiday - Review: Roman Holiday Roman Holiday is a famous and important film for many reasons, probably most for introducing the world to the incomparable Audrey, here in her first major starring role, and one which won her an Academy Award. With lots chemistry, inspired direction by William Wyler, and impressive locale work, shot completely on location in Rome, this ranks as one of the best romantic comedies ever made. It's a modern-day twist on a fairy tale, where the princess wishes to be a normal young girl, rather than the other way around....   [tags: essays research papers] 515 words
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Holiday Shopping - Holiday Shopping As I skim through the Chadwick’s mail-order catalog, I come across a woman, who looks as if she is in her mid-thirties, standing outside on the snow-covered ground. Her gloved hand is arched back in a ready-to-throw position with a snowball resting in her palm. The woman is wearing a ¾ length gray wool coat and black leather gloves, which catches my eye. The serene, white-topped leaves of the pine trees lean in different directions, waiting for spring to arrive. “Winter is a breeze if you buy this coat” is the message I receive from this friendly-gestured woman....   [tags: Descriptive Essays Psychological]
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Billie Holiday - ... Billie went on to perform in other clubs in Manhattan. (www.numberonestars.com, 2010) Later in her career Billie Holiday became one of the first black performers to work with white performers of her time. She was still subjected to the racial barriers of her time like waiting in a dark room until it was time for her to perform and using the back entrances to perform. Billie was quoted once for having been said, “I’ve lived songs like that.” (www.numberonestars.com, 2010) Billie had a lot of soul and gut wrenching emotion in both her songs and performances....   [tags: Music, Jazz] 1114 words
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Holiday Warfare - Holiday Warfare Brave men of war have faced adversities both physical and mental and risen above them as butter from cream. Chivalry and conquest have carried soldiers from pole to pole and across the seven seas. Hardships of campaign life are legendary, and the iron men these trials created go down in history as examples to all mankind. I have faced battle under duress and have learned I am not a brave man. Shell-shock is partially defined as a "psycho neurotic condition akin to hysteria." To this day I am saddled with the memories of the day I was sent to battle in my Grandmother's kitchen....   [tags: Personal Narrative 123 essays] 1173 words
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Billie Holiday - To understand the controversy that Billie presented one must first go to the root or source of such controversy and examine Billie's childhood. Billie was born Eleanora Harris to her father Clarence Holiday and mother Sadie Fagan who were just fifteen and thirteen years old, respectively, at the time (A 91). Born between 1912 and 1915 in Baltimore, the date unsure, Billie grew up without her father, who moved away early on in her life. Billie and her mother used to fight a lot, when her mother was around....   [tags: essays research papers] 650 words
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Holiday - In German - Holiday - In German Lezten Sommer bin ich mit meiner Familie nach Frankreich gefahren. Wir sind mit dem Auto und der Fähre in die Dordogne gefrahren und die Reise hat zwei Tage getdauert. Die Reise war sehr langweilig und sehr heiβ. Wir haben unterwegs in Frankreich in einem Hotel ubernachtet. In die Dordogne haben wir eine Woche auf einem Campingplatz in der Nähe vom Fluss Dordogne verbracht. Meine Schwester und ich haben das Zelten toll gefunden. Am Montag haben wir Domme besichtigt und es war sehr schön....   [tags: Papers] 328 words
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Account Of A Holiday - Account Of A Holiday Letztes Jahr bin ich allein nach Deutschland geflogen. Ich mag das deutscheskultur weil ich, daβ die Gemeinschaft in Deutschland immer eng und vereinigt ist, glaube. Ich finde, daβ im allgemeinen die deutschen Leute freundlicher als englischen Leute sind. (I was really looking forward to the trip as I was born there and so I wanted to visit the place where I grew up) Von Heathrow Flughafen bin ich zur Frankfurt Flughafen geflogen. Die Reise war zwei Stunden lang und wann ich bin abgesetzen, meinen Freund von mir hat mir mit ihre Familie gegrüβt....   [tags: German Essays] 441 words
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The Many Faces of Billie Holiday - The Many Faces of Billie Holiday The movie Lady Day: The Many Faces Of Billie Holiday paints an interesting, and thought provoking portrait of one of jazz and blues most charismatic, and influential artists. The incomparable talent of Billie Holiday, both truth and legend are immortalized in this one-hour documentary film. The film follows Holiday, also referred to as “Lady Day” or “Lady”, through the many triumphs and trials of her career, and does it’s very best to separate the facts from fiction....   [tags: Papers] 400 words
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The Voice of Billie Holiday - The Voice of Billie Holiday       A woman stands before you, and although she isn't a politician, she expresses her moving thoughts on issues that affect all Americans. Her voice isn't harsh or demanding in tone. Her stature is slender and traced in a shimmer of light that reflects from her dress. A southern magnolia is lying comfortably above her ear. She sings. She sings of incomprehension, of hate, and of a race's pain. She sings low and confused. She sings as "Our Lady of Sorrow"(Davis 1), a representation of a whole people torn and discriminated against.  And though her speech is not spoken, she moves a crowd, one that gathers into many....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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The Appeal of Holiday Brochures to Customers - The Appeal of Holiday Brochures to Customers For this essay I shall discuss ways that holiday brochures appeal to their customers. I will examine three brochures and compare them to each other. The three brochures will all have different target audience, so as to show you what different techniques are used to get a certain group of people to buy the holiday a company is selling....   [tags: Papers] 1612 words
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Setting Realistic Holiday Expectations - Everyone has holiday expectations and dreams of the perfect Thanksgiving, a magical Christmas and a prosperous New Year. While these expectations are what most strive for, it is not always how these occasions happen. Setting realistic expectations that leave room for mishaps that may occur will perhaps save you from suffering undue disappointments. There is nothing wrong with planning for a perfect holiday, but when things do not go as planned it can be devastating for some. Couples who are experiencing their first Thanksgiving together is a perfect example....   [tags: Holidays] 536 words
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My Holiday to Gran Canaria - My Holiday to Gran Canaria I went with my mum and dad. I took one of my friends with me called Pat/ and my brother and three of his friends, Mark, Scott, and John also went with us. We travelled by aeroplane and the flight seemed really long. Everybody was asleep most of the way there but I was awake the whole way either watching TV, listening to music, or thinking about the holiday. I was so exited. We finally arrived at the airport in sunny Gran Canaria and waited for our luggage to come through....   [tags: Papers] 445 words
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Christmas as a Federal Holiday - ... Many people however believe that including Christmas with these secular holidays was an error because back then Christmas only meant the celebration of Jesus’ birth, which is construed by many as a conflict of the separation of church and state. The First Amendment of our Constitution clearly states, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof….” While James Madison is credited with writing this amendment it was influenced by his mentor, Thomas Jefferson who believed that “Government had no right to favor any faith” because although a spiritual man, he saw the injustice of citizens being taxed to support the “official church”, and that people of certain religions were not allowed to hold public office (Thomas Jefferson: Life,)....   [tags: Religion Holidays]
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Holiday by Margaret Atwood - Holiday by Margaret Atwood 'Holiday' by Margaret Atwood has a simple and familiar subject but the real meaning behind the simple story is hard hitting and in many ways it is a warning. She talks of a holiday and story shows how she is at a barbeque with her family in the countryside. However she interweaves a bleak image of our future within this straightforward story. It starts of with Atwood describing her daughter eating sausages. She uses the words 'barbarism' and creates an image of ' burst meat dripping down her chin' these words create a very primitive and uncivilized image....   [tags: Papers] 650 words
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Kavos Holiday - Original Writing - Kavos Holiday - Original Writing Here where it all starts. My first holiday with my friend's without my family being there looking after me making sure if am all right. I can do what I want, when I want and I thought that might be a dangerous combination for me. Here I am in my hotel room, I did have high expectations of my accommodation but, it wasn't that bad. All I wanted was a room with a decent view which I got. I was so excited, just to walk about and see how Kavos is, so then we decided to visit the local shop and stock up on essentials (water, food.) On the second day we have all started to get a better vibe about Kavos, due to the amazing beaches that are there and it was a unbelievable view of Greece from the beach....   [tags: Papers] 470 words
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An Unlikely Holiday Tradition - An Unlikely Holiday Tradition “People look forward to this,” Ward said. “It’s become a Christmas hit for us. People just keep their TV’s on.” Walter Ward is a spokesperson for the television station TNT. In 1998, TNT called it a “Ralphie marathon.” According to Ward, it was only a “stunt” but, when TNT saw how much the viewers liked it, it became a sort of tradition. Each year TNT runs a twenty-four hour marathon of the movie, A Christmas Story. That’s seventeen times from seven o’clock on Christmas Eve until seven o’clock on Christmas Day....   [tags: A Christmas Story Essays] 913 words
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Holiday Customs in Victorian England - Holiday Customs in Victorian England Although Christ's Nativity has been celebrated since the 4th century, most of the English customs we are familiar with today are as recent as the mid-19th century. Many of the early ceremonies were started with pagan beliefs. “The Protestant Reformation condemned most of these pagan customs as superstitious and banned public celebrations of Christmas.” Michelle J. Hoppe. It wasn't until Prince Albert married Queen Victoria and brought many German customs with him that Christmas began to gain popularity again....   [tags: essays research papers] 697 words
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My Holiday in Japan - The breathtaking scenery just swept me off my feet. The pavements, trees and even the vehicles by the roadside were covered under the thick layer of snow. As I walked down the streets, the refreshing winter breeze blew against my face. It was like a dream come true. I was in Japan, the country I have wanted to visit all my life. That December holiday, my parents finally decided to bring the family for a holiday in Japan. When we arrived there, the first thing that struck me was the scenery, it was just unbelievably beautiful....   [tags: Personal Narrative, Descriptive Essay] 623 words
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Christmas - An Extraordinary Holiday - Christmas - An Extraordinary Holiday As I grow older, Christmas is the greatest holiday for my family and me. The powerful feeling of family is never any stronger than on Christmas Day. The stress of the time between Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve all seeps away as our children come running into our bedroom to see if we are awake yet. Even though our children are teenagers, the tradition doesn't change; Santa is real if you believe in him. I've seen our children wake up as early as 5:00 a.m. As our children awake us, my husband tries to draw out the anticipation by telling them he needs to take a shower first....   [tags: Personal Narrative Writing] 785 words
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My Holiday- Personal Narrative - My Holiday- Personal Narrative This was the boarding day itself, the day which I had been dreading for weeks but also ecstatic about. The day started early for me, getting up at four in the morning due to the fact that I couldn’t sleep that night. I felt mixed emotions as I was lying in bed, I was extremely excited for my vacation to Hong Kong since it was going to be my first ever holiday abroad. The fact that I would be flying on an aeroplane as well also made me feel petrified....   [tags: Papers] 722 words
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Another Holiday for the Prince - ... I wish he’d eat!’ She watched me as I took bread and spread the butter thick, she was never mean about butter, when we didn’t have other things we always had plenty of butter” (117). Through this passage the author convincingly demonstrates that they are poor and cannot afford an assortment of things right at the beginning of the story. The mother is focused on her drop out son and only focuses on her daughter when her son is not around. “‘He’s resting,’ Mother comforted herself. ‘Boys outgrow their strength they need extra rest....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Elizabeth Jolley] 1168 words
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New Way To Spend A Holiday - An experience in life that forces you to grow up and to take on responsibility, can only be rewarding and uplifting in the future. When you look back at all you came thru and the courage that possesed you at that most trying time. I only have one moment that really sticks out in my mind. Christmas on 1997 my family and I went to The Banquet which is a local food provider for the less fortunate in Sioux Falls. Being thrilled about this certain project my mom decided we should do was not quiet my attitude....   [tags: essays research papers] 736 words
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The Best Holiday - Original Writing - The Best Holiday - Original Writing On the 17th of May 2003 I departed for Bangladesh. The reason I was making this journey was for my uncle’s wedding. The day I departed it was unexpectedly dull and chilly. I was excited because it would be the first time I was travelling to Bangladesh, where I would also meet my cousins from America. The journey was expected to take twenty-five hours, because my destination was about a ten hours drive from the Bangladesh International Airport, My uncle was going to meet me at the airport....   [tags: Papers] 1294 words
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Purim the Jewish Holiday - Response Paper Purim Purim is the Jewish holiday commemorating how the Jews of Persia escaped total annihilation thanks to the bravery of Queen Ester. Purim occurs on the 14th of Adar, (or in certain walled cities like Jerusalem, the 15th of Adar.) which this year falls on the 21st of March. The story of Purim is recounted in the Book of Esther, found in the Hebrew Bible. Set in Persia roughly 2,300 years ago, the story tells of how a series of events came together to save the Jewish people from genocide....   [tags: essays research papers] 1497 words
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Film Analysis: Roman Holiday - ... He negotiates a deal with his boss to get an exclusive interview in exchange for enough money to pay off his debts. Joe returns to the apartment and begins a charade with the princess, leading her to believe that he doesn’t know who she is. He lets her think that he is clueless to her identity and that he believes she is just a runaway schoolgirl. Ann leaves his apartment with the intention of returning to the Embassy. As she walks through Rome, however, she finds herself yearning again for the carefree life that her duty denies her....   [tags: Film Analysis ] 1009 words
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Holiday at Fun Island Resort, Maldives - Holiday at Fun Island Resort, Maldives I awoke to a thud and the noise of what sounded like thunder. The aeroplane had just landed in Male, the capital of the Maldives. I was ecstatic when we decided to go to the Maldives on holiday, one of the most romantic places to visit or so I am told. Alex and I grabbed the bags from the overhead lockers and scrambled our way down the busy aisle towards the exit. When we got off the plane you could feel the intense heat almost immediately....   [tags: Papers] 1429 words
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Personal Narrative- Holiday Baking Tradition - Personal Narrative- Holiday Baking Tradition Traditions are reflections of beliefs, superstitions and the personality of a family. I stop short of saying that they are the soul of a family because my family can no longer celebrate these traditions, but the spirit of my family continues to be an integral part of my life, despite the distance that sets us apart. The soul of my family remains unharmed from the miles that deprive us of the opportunity to celebrate common traditions. Regardless of how far we are apart, there is one tradition that can overcome any lengthy amount of distance, and that is my Aunt Millie’s Cinnamon-pecan rolls....   [tags: Personal Narrative] 513 words
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The Greek Holiday with a Twist - Original Writing - The Greek Holiday with a Twist - Original Writing That fantastic day had arrived. I had waited long enough for this holiday, two years, five months, three weeks and three days to be exact. Stuffing all our suitcases, with the limited amount of clothes we were allowed to take, we hurried downstairs to live our dream. 'Come on, Harry'. Shouted mum, standing with her hand on the round, and brass doorknob, halfway walking out of the door. 'O.k., o.k, I'm coming' I said in an excited voice....   [tags: Papers] 733 words
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A Holiday For Murder - Part 1, Chapter 1. A man called Stephen gets off a train and he is set on doing something that he has planned to do for a long time. The man is from Africa because he said that he felt homesick. Was three days before Christmas. Uses words like DrabSaw a beautiful girl sitting on the train. She looked out of place. Part 1, Chapter 2.Pilar, the girl narrates. She was also set to do something. She saw a good looking man in the corridor. He walked in to talk to her. Gave what both people are thinking while they are talking to one another....   [tags: essays research papers] 1182 words
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The Holiday of Ramadan - Ramazan is fast approaching, evoking excitement and anticipation in people of all ages. The very thought of it conjures up images of a splendid month of fasting and the general spirit of well-wishing and generosity. No mention of Ramazan would be complete without referring to the special food and drink prepared during this month. Samosas, special sweets and drinks all lighten up the dinner table as families sit down together for Iftaar. But the change in eating, sleeping and working habits during the month affect our health more adversely than otherwise....   [tags: Ramazan Islam Religion] 414 words
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Exploring How Holiday Brochures Reflect Important Social and Cultural Features of British Society - Exploring How Holiday Brochures Reflect Important Social and Cultural Features of British Society According to the Oxford English dictionary, the word 'holiday' is defined as "an extended period of recreation especially spent away from home; break from work or school." In today's society though, the word 'holiday' can mean anything from a simple day off work or school to a round the world exploration. A generation ago, people were content with family holidays by the seaside in resorts such as Blackpool or Brighton....   [tags: Papers] 1162 words
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Holiday On Mackinaw Island - Audience: Vacation Takers, Recommended for Over 20 Years OldAlthough Mackinaw Island is very small, it is very beautiful and has lots of exciting activities, such as bicycling, horseback riding, buggy riding, and fudge shopping. Mackinaw Island is located in the upper part of Michigan between Lake Huron, Lake Michigan and Lake Superior. It makes a perfect place for a quick getaway. The tourist season runs from mid-May to mid-October. The Island, being only 8.2 miles around, looks like a small old-fashioned town....   [tags: essays research papers] 924 words
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Christmas Season - During the holiday season, it is easy to forget the true meaning of Christmas. As cliché as this may sound I find it to be very truthful. There seems to be a lot of pressure put on regular everyday average Americans, to celebrate, share the good will and get that perfect gift for that special some one in your life. Possibly your lover, mother or brother. Each year the same trend seems to be followed. September and October roll around and the season begins to change. The trees color turn light red and yellow as they begin to loose their leaves....   [tags: Descriptive Holiday] 991 words
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The Mexican Day of the Dead - This is an ancient festivity that has been much transformed through the years, but which was intended in prehispanic Mexico to celebrate children and the dead. Hence, the best way to describe this Mexican holiday is to say that it is a time when Mexican families remember their dead, and the continuity of life. Two important things to know about the Mexican Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos) are: 1. It is a holiday with a complex history, and therefore its observance varies quite a bit by region and by degree of urbanization....   [tags: Mexico Culture Holiday] 1037 words
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Items Doc Holiday Might Carry when he Died - Doc Holliday Few gunmen in history have been as notorious as the late John "Doc" Holliday. Part of the reason Doc has enjoyed such a famed history is because of the overall decent man he was, that is when he wasn't gambling, drinking, and gun slinging. When Doc died he might have had a handkerchief, a pocket knife, a deck of poker cards, a flask half full of whiskey, and a small essay entitled "My Friend Doc Holliday" by Wyatt Earp. The most important item Doc would have had on him when he died was a handkerchief....   [tags: John Holliday] 1379 words
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Mardi Gras - Mardi Gras This paper is about Mardi Gras, A festival or Carnival celebrated once a year. In this paper I will discuss how Mardi Gras originated, when it is celebrated, how it is celebrated, and what does it mean to all the different cultures.      Mardi Gras, in the French speaking parts of the world and in some US southern states is the last day of carnival festivities preceding Lent, the time of penitence observed by Christians in preparation for Easter. Mardi Gras (?Fat Tuesday?) is a French term for Shrove Tuesday, the day before the start of Lent....   [tags: Holidays Holiday Mardi Gras New Orleans Essays] 1521 words
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A Comparison of Advertisements for the Dominical Republic and the New Zealand - A Comparison of Advertisements for the Dominical Republic and the New Zealand Compare the advertisements for the Dominican Republic and the New Zealand. Analyse the ways in which each product is advertised and explain any similarities and differences between them. I am going to compare two different holiday advertisements persuading people to buy and enjoy their holiday. The two holiday advertisements are The Dominican Republic and 100%PureNew Zealand. I am going to compare the different techniques used to influence the audience....   [tags: Papers] 699 words
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Importance of Costumes in As You Like It, Twelfth Night, and Henry IV, Part One - Importance of Costumes in As You Like It, Twelfth Night, and Henry IV, Part One The Jewish holiday Purim celebrates the rescue of the ancient Jews of Persia from certain destruction at the hands of Haman. The fair queen Ester tricks the villain, and Haman betrays himself before the king. Each year the story is read aloud amidst great celebration. The children, and even the adults, dress up as their favorite character in the story. Each time Haman’s name is uttered, everyone makes as much noise as they can to blot out his evil name....   [tags: As You Like It] 1224 words
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Consumerism - If you want to know if all of our holidays have been turned into consumer driven shopping orgies, the answer lies in the major department stores. Take a walk through Macy's or Lord or Taylor or any major store in Oct. and notice the Christmas decorations. That's right, Christmas decorations. `Tis the season to break the bank. Our capitalistic society is always looking for a reason for driving consumerism and what better reason than a holiday. If there's a month without one, we'll make one up...just so we have some reason to put some useless piece of crap on sale....   [tags: Marketing] 532 words
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