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A Day of Atonement: Jewish Holiday - A Day of Atonement One of the most important holidays in Judaism is, Yom Kippur, which means “the day of covering” (Molly). It is considered as the holiest holi(day) of the year, the day in which people are the closest to God (Chabad). There are many steps and rituals that are performed before celebrating Yom Kippur, as well as during the holiday. During this day, people are able to repent for their sins, to change the path that they have chosen, as well as the last appeal, before God passes judgment (Rich)....   [tags: holiday, holy, prayer, services]
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Description of La Semana Santa Holiday - La Semana Santa is a holiday celebrated in most Spanish speaking countries but it originated in Spain. It takes place the entire week prior to Easter or, in Spanish, Pascua. They celebrate their Christian traditions and on this very important holiday. During this week, the city is very busy. All of the businesses close their shops for Semana Santa but the bars and restaurants stay open. Every afternoon, floats parade through the city, some carrying a life size Jesus and Virgin Mary for hours. Semana Santa is primarily to celebrate the death of Christ....   [tags: spanish holiday, easter, pascua, cofradias]
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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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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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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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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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Christmas as a Federal Holiday - The most collectively celebrated holiday of the year is undeniably December 25th, Christmas. Most people acknowledge that the “Christ” in Christmas is representative of Jesus Christ, Son of God, and for Christians, the day is set aside as a celebration of his birth. Many people in the United States (and world) however, either do not believe in the Christian view of Christmas, have different non-Christian religious beliefs or celebrate for other reasons, if at all. Because of the multi-cultural differences that incorporate our country, Christmas should be declared by Congress as simply a Federal Holiday....   [tags: Religion Holidays]
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New National Holiday: Implementing Election Day as a Holiday - A democracy is a type of government in which the people rule; it is adopted by many countries across the world (Kollman, 2012: 25). One way people influence the government is by actively participating in elections and nominating individuals whom they wish would serve the country. These people – government servants: mayors, senators, presidents, etc. - represent the people and their ideologies. Some countries honor the election system more than others and The United States of America is one of them....   [tags: democracy, government, rule]
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Billie Holiday: A Brief Biography - Billie Holiday was an African-American jazz singer and songwriter.Billie Holiday was the biological child of Sadie Fagan and Clarence Holiday. Sadie was thirteen when she had Billie. At the same time, Clarence was an irresponsible father who did not care about his daughter's Billie. From Billie's early life, she grew up in a broken family. In other word, she had no father to support throughout her childhood and her mother who was struggling financially as a teen mom that often neglect the time to take care of Billie....   [tags: African American music] 948 words
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Tips for Healthy Holiday Eating - Tips for Healthy Holiday Eating As the holiday season approaches, numerous parties keep on popping everywhere and making plans to enjoy these parties became our priority. This is the season wherein every table is piled high with calorie-laden temptations and it’s up to us to manage indulging in a healthy way. Maintaining a food diary can help in monitoring your daily consumption. It allows you to adjust your food intake and focus on exercise if needed. Studies show that the average American gains 1 to 2 pounds during the holiday, and these can turn into a permanent baggage if left unmanaged....   [tags: shop, plan, exercise, gum, meal, buffet] 610 words
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Motivation Problems at Holiday World - Overview & Methods Holiday World and Splashin’ Safari is a seasonal theme and water park located in Santa Claus, Indiana. This is also an organization which I have previously worked at for six seasons. Having a slogan of “Number 1 for Family Fun!,” Holiday World strives to provide for their guests two affordable theme parks with a fun and family oriented environment. They also pride themselves on having world-class rides and entertainment, free soft drinks, friendly employees, immaculately clean grounds, and providing outstanding service....   [tags: safari, water park, employees, promotion]
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Christmas: Also a Catholic Holiday - What do you think of when someone says Christmas. Does your imagination run wild with the thoughts of twinkling lights, delicious cookies, and presents under the tree. Or does your mind wander to another side of the joyous season. When many kids are growing up, they perceive that Christmas is all about receiving gifts, eating sugary food, and having no school; however, as they mature, they soon realize that there is another viewpoint on the season; a whole other meaning to Christmas. The season of Christmas is an important and favored holiday in America as a time of giving and a time of gathering; however, Christmas is a traditional and historical celebration in the Catholic Church as well....   [tags: religious traditions gone secular]
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Motivational Problems at Holiday World - Overview & Methods Holiday World and Splashin’ Safari is a seasonal theme and water park located in Santa Claus, Indiana. This is also an organization which I have previously worked for six seasons. Having a slogan of “Number 1 for Family Fun!,” Holiday World strives to provide for their guests two affordable theme parks with a fun and family oriented environment. They also pride themselves on having world-class rides and entertainment, free soft drinks, friendly employees, immaculately clean grounds, and providing outstanding service....   [tags: rewards, promotions, performance] 1611 words
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Have Yourself an OfficeMax Holiday - Introduction The case study, Have Yourself an OfficeMax Holiday, details one company’s holiday marketing strategy to change society’s perception of its business. At the time of the case study in 2008, the company, OfficeMax, was a publicly traded company and one of the largest office supply chains in the world, with retail stores around the globe (OfficeMax, 2008). Its business was seasonal in nature, with business-to-business sales being high in January as companies restocked depleted office supplies and business-to-consumer sales souring during the months of August and September as parents bought school supplies for students returning to school (Office Max, 2008)....   [tags: case study]
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Holiday Spirit Controlled By Government - According to the current data, depending on what one you read, the United States is often regarded as a capitalist economy, but it is actually a “mixed economy”. However, in everyday life, society feels the capitalism and its manipulating control of consumerism. Consumerism is a form of government control which leads society to enter an almost uncontrollable buying frenzy, especially during the festive holiday season. Holidays once spent with family to praise and give thanks, are now being taken over by the strong desire to “run to an awesome sale” in support of your government....   [tags: consumerism, interest rates] 676 words
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Strange Fruit by Billie Holiday -   Strange fruit is and amazing dark poem told by Billie Holiday as very powerful song. Strange Fruit is a terrifying protest against the inhumane acts of racism. Strange Fruit was about the murders and lynching going on in the south at the time from public hangings to burnings. The south has a cruel and terrifying past that haunts the very people who still live down there and remind them that only a short time ago was no one prosecuted for killing someone of dark skin since whole towns were involved in it....   [tags: racism, african americans]
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Strange Fruit by Billy Holiday -   Strange Fruit Break Down   Strange fruit is an amazing dark poem that was sung by Billie Holiday as a very powerful deep meaning song. Strange Fruit is a terrifying protest against the inhumane acts of racism. Strange Fruit was about the murders and lynching going on in the south at the time from public hangings to burnings. The south has a cruel and terrifying past that still haunts people who live down there, reminding them that it was only a short time ago. Very rarely did any one person get prosecuted for killing a person of dark skin....   [tags: dark poetry, protest agains racism]
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Another Holiday for the Prince - In “Another Holiday for the Prince” by Elizabeth Jolley the author draws upon many themes, one in particular that Jolley illustrates is how poverty influences changes in the individual lives within one family. To begin with the head of the family; a father is never mentioned in the story, not even once. But by not having a father figure in the story the reader can understand a lot. In society the man is the one who earns the money and provides all the essentials for his family, however this story is presented in a society were the mother has to be the man of the family....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Elizabeth Jolley] 1168 words
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Perfect Gifts and Holiday Cheer - ... This is a tactic used to try to make her as unnoticeable as a piece of dried gum on the road, and it works fairly well, despite the magnitude of her physique. When Arden finally reaches her destination she smiles in relief. In the middle of this over commercialized mall sits a sanctuary that smells of smoke, paper, and the little old man who runs it. A combination book and candle store, Wax and Words quickly became a haunt of hers when she moved to the city, and Mr. Hayes would give her discounts on some much-needed presents....   [tags: temopary, novels, mall] 653 words
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Film Analysis: Roman Holiday - If a person chooses duty over someone they love, does that mean that they did not really love them. This question is posed in people’s lives all the time. Movies and books have taken on this difficult question and given us different scenarios and conclusions to choose from. One of the better movies that takes on this dilemma and solves it in such a way that everyone can connect to it even if the roles are different is Roman Holiday. The two main characters both have their duty. The one a duty to their country and family; the other a duty to their job....   [tags: Film Analysis ] 1009 words
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Billie Holiday - Billie Holiday was an African-American and she was born in April, 7, 1915 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She had no formal music education when she was step into the stage of the club platform to sing. She had an amazing voice and several producers appreciated her talents and promoted her to become a recognition jazz singer. Her addiction of drugs and alcohol ultimately damaged her liver and heart. She was pledged to guilty in court when the police found a possession of an illegal substance in her New York City apartment....   [tags: biography, music, ]
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Billie Holiday - Many jazz artists as we know it are quite talented. Their talents are unique in that they can translate human emotion through singing or playing their instruments. Many have the ability to reach and touch people’s souls through their amazing gifts. Although this art of turning notes and lyrics into emotional imagery may somewhat come natural, the audience must wonder where their influence comes from. For Billie Holiday, her career was highly influenced by personal experience, the effects of the Great Depression, and the racial challenges of African Americans during her time. The Great Depression was a major historical event that affected thousands of Americans during the 1930s....   [tags: Musicians ]
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Billie Holiday - Billie Holiday, whose real name is Eleanora Gough, was born in Philadelphia Pennsylvania in 1915. She grew up mostly in Baltimore and always loved jazz. Billie was born to very young parents. Her mother was thirteen when she was born and her father just fifteen. (www.numberonestars.com, 2010) Her father made his living as a jazz musician and later he left Billie’s mother. Billie was raised by her mother and grandparents. Billie was not a happy child and eventually left school at an early age....   [tags: Music, Jazz] 1114 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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Holiday Shopping Nightmare - 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] 512 words
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Healthy Holiday Entertaining - Healthy Holiday Entertaining As the holiday approaches, numerous parties can be seen almost everywhere and comes with it were sumptuous and decadent dishes. Staying healthy can be a tedious job especially during the holidays thus planning healthy meals is a must when you’re the one hosting the feast. Make time to plan every recipe you’ll be serving and cut on those calorie-laden temptations but making healthier food options. Holidays need not to be all about indulgent eating, but it should be more focused on enjoying the holidays with family and friends....   [tags: staying healthy, life styles] 602 words
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Personal Narrative: 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: essay about myself, Personal Experience] 623 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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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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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: Free Essays] 400 words
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Why Keeping Halloween Traditions Is Important - Why is carving a pumpkin so important for Halloween. Halloween is a holiday celebrated by America every year on October 31st. Most Halloween traditions include decorating a home with skeletons, witches, bats and pumpkins. You may have attended a Halloween party, where you dress up in costume or have gone trick or treating. Pumpkin carving has been a wonderful family tradition celebrated for generations on Halloween. My Great Grandmother, Mary Darragh, brought the tradition with her over from Ireland and passed it along or our family to share from generation to generation....   [tags: holiday celebrations] 1037 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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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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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 h...   [tags: essays research papers] 367 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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The Real Events of Thanksgiving Should Be Taught on the Holiday - Here in the United States of America on the forth Thursday in November each year we, as a nation and as individual families, celebrate Thanksgiving. For most Americans we bring out our best dishes and have an enormous meal with turkey, dressing, green bean casserole and pumpkin pie. Families gather together, we eat until we are stuffed, we play games and watch football, but why. Have we lost the true meaning behind the beginning our nation. We have our tradition but somehow we have lost them important meaning of the treacherous start of a nation....   [tags: death, courage, indians]
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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...   [tags: Papers] 470 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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Romantic Holiday Escapes in Europe for Dreamy New Year - A romantic Holiday on New Year is one of the dearest desires of a couple and if you wish to make your beloved happy, you must surprise him/her with a perfect gift for forthcoming New Year; a romantic holiday in some place beautifully romantic and lovable that can increase the charm of you kissing your beloved at midnight. Apparently finding a good place with your choice can be a difficult thing but here we have some of the most exotic New Year escapes in Europe where you can visit and make that one night the most memorable time of your love life....   [tags: romantic, new year, paris] 559 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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Personal Space Boundaries at a Social Holiday Event - All cultures have a set system of ideals, norms, and values. The culture in which an individual lives tries to encourage these views of appropriate behavior. When an individual does not follow what is considered “societal norms” then they are viewed as an outcast. In public spaces, individuals do what they can to “fit-in”. To be on the inside is to follow the norm. Norms are “behavioral regularities in a society as well as … behavioral expectations.” (Campennì, Andrighetto and Conte 17). Individuals learn to conform to personal space boundaries as a societal norm....   [tags: culture, ideals, norms, values]
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Responsible Consumer and Travelers: Reflection on Holiday Consumption Experience - This paper aimed to explore and reflect on the consumption experience I had during last Christmas. Goals and suggestions to improve that experience would also be carried out as to consolidate the positive aspects and to prevent the negative aspects of consumption happen again next time. Consumerism became a dominant ideology in many societies, consumers consume goods in large quantities, and this behavior can benefit the country by better off its economy. However, some negative consumer behavior come along with it, climate change and increase of solid waste are examples of prolong impacts which may brought by those behavior....   [tags: christmas, culture, hong kong]
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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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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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Easter Holiday and Traditions - Easter is a religious holiday that celebrates the resurrection of Jesus Christ three days after his death by crucifixion about 2,000 years ago. For Christians, Easter is a day of religious services and the gathering of family. In many churches Easter comes after a season of prayer, abstinence, and fasting called Lent. This is observed in memory of the 40 days' fast of Christ in the desert. In Eastern Orthodox churches Lent is 50 days. In Western Christen religions Lent is observed for six weeks and four days....   [tags: essays research papers] 855 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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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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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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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 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, Autobiographical Essay] 1173 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 Fun and Excitement of Easter Traditions - Easter is full of traditions with my family, from celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ, to the dyeing of Easter eggs. Easter comes during the most beautiful time of year, SPRING. With all of the wonderful colors of greens, pinks, lavender, and yellows; they are so inspiring when picking out the colors to dye our Easter eggs. Alyce E. George (2011) writes in her article; Easter Traditions: From Pagan Rites to Christian Delights, What Does a Jelly Bean Laying Chocolate Rabbit Have to Do with the Resurrection of Jesus Christ?, “A typical Western Easter Sunday involves the immediate family meeting with their relatives and attending a church or mass service ....   [tags: Holiday Traditions, Jesus, Eggs]
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The Dead by James Joyce - In “The Dead,” James Joyce presents the Irish as a people so overwhelmed with times past and people gone that they cannot count themselves among the living. Rather, their preoccupation with the past and lack of faith in the present ensures that they are more dead than they are alive. The story, which takes place at a holiday party, explores the paralyzed condition of the lifeless revelers in relation to the political and cultural stagnation of Ireland. Gabriel Conroy, the story’s main character, differs from his countrymen in that he recognizes the hold that the past has on Irish nationalists and tries to free himself from this living death by shedding his Gaelic roots and embracing Anglican...   [tags: annual holiday, gabriel]
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The Rise of Lady Day - The Rise of Lady Day Lady Day, considered by many to be greatest jazz vocalist of all time, was praised during her career and even after her death. Holiday is looked at as one of the most influential women jazz music has ever had, but not many think of the journey she went through to become so widely respected. Through the the early years of her life, Billie dealt with abuse, rape, prostitution, and the death of a loved one. Even after going through these awful and traumatic events, she still overcame the loss of her childhood innocence and did amazing things with her life....   [tags: Lady Day, Billie Holiday, Jazz Vocalist]
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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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Conflict Between Believers - Conflict Between Believers Introduction There is an obvious difference of opinion between two members of the Saint Elizabeth Catholic Church as it relates to whether as Christian we should celebrate Halloween. Couple A argues that is not up to Christianity to dictate what they should and should not celebrate, and uses Romans 14:5 to support their argument. Romans 14:5 reads, “In the same way, some think one day it is more holy than another day, while others think every day is alike. Each person should have a personal conviction about this matter” (Romans 14:5, New International Version)....   [tags: christianity, Halloween, holiday, tradition, God]
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The True Reason to Celebrate Christmas - ... The word "holiday" actually came from "holy day," which declared certain days like saints' feasts and Christmas to be dedicated to God. Now, Christmas decorations are brought out in stores immediately after Halloween; ads promoting holiday and blow-out sales are found in newspapers and on TV, and shopping for presents begins at least one month before Christmas does. Internet sources such as Wikipedia say that giving and receiving gifts is the core of Christmas. Adrian Rogers, a Christian broadcaster, said that Americans are "...too involved with other things," and we have "...no room for Jesus."(Rogers, Adrian) Not only has the meaning of Christmas been lost due to all the focus on want...   [tags: purpose, holiday, secular, money, gifts, christ] 550 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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Calendar Effects - The conflicting presence of security price anomalies in stock exchange markets has been one of the most popular topics of research among academicians, economists, statisticians and market experts for many decades, as it provides the prospect of making unusual profits for investors. Several surveys have been conducted not only in developed countries like UK but also in emerging markets like China, in order to provide secure evidence for the presence of any stock anomalies. According to Ainhoa Ceresuela-Callen (2007) these calendar irregularities, also known as calendar effects, are systematic variations in the returns of stock prices related to specific times of the year....   [tags: January, Monday, Holiday]
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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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Our Holiday Tradition - Every time around Christmas my family on my dad’s side gets together. We always have so much fun together. Between exchanging gifts and just enjoying each others company. Around the 22nd of December my cousin and I always start texting about our Christmas get together. We always say we are gonna beat each other in every playstation or xbox game we play. We also discuss what we are gonna do why we are together. We usually just play playstation or xbox but sometimes we switch it up and go outside and play basketball if it is nice outside....   [tags: personal recount] 619 words
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Black Friday: The Newest American Holiday - After a hearty Thanksgiving feast, I join my mother, my sister, and a couple cousins around the coffee table. My mother asks for today’s paper, so I stand up to search for it. I find it sitting on the china cabinet. I return to the coffee table with the newspaper and my mother unveils Walmart’s 40-page Black Friday ad. Our eyes grow big with anticipation, eager to see what deals the store will be offering. Before the ad is opened, my mother requests that I get onto the computer and print out a local store map which indicates where certain items will be located....   [tags: Black Friday Essays]
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