What is the story of the jack-o'-lantern?

this is the story i heard: there was this guy named jack and one way or another he sold his soul to the devil. When he died he was made to wander the earth with a piece of coal in a hollowed out radish to light his way. the only way to properly die and go to heaven was if he could get another per...

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What holidays are celebrated in the Bahamas?

the Bahamas celebrate all holidays

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What are special customs or celebrations in Portugal?

Portugal hold an annual Carnival Festival. This ends on Shrove or Fat Tuesday. Freedom Day is celebrated on April 25 in remembrance of the 1974 Revolution. June 1 is Azores Day, July 1 is Madeira Day.

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When is Daughter's Day celebrated?

World Daughter's Day is celebrated on January 12 each year.

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What happens in France on the 6th of December?

they celebrate St. Nicholas who has been renamed as santa claus. It is called St. Nicholas day.

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What is healthy that you eat at Christmas?

Hopefully, everything. It is usually over indulgence that is the problem

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What did god create on the 1st day 2nd day 3rd day 4th day 5th day 6th day and 7th?

1- light, but before creating the sun, or stars, because God was the light. (correction: Number 1, Genesis 1:1. In the Beginning, God Created the Heavens and the Earth. So he Created the Earth and Heaven before there was light.) 2- The firmament to divide the water from the water. (the heavens/...

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What are some holidays in Albania?

{| ! ! ! ! | January 1-January 2 New Year's March 7 Teacher's Day March 8 Mother's Day March 14 The Summer Day March 23 Catholic Easter April 27 Orthodox Easter May 1 May Day November 28 Independence Day November 29 Liberation Day December 25 Christmass |}

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Did the first football Players have pads?

If you are considering the first football players ever then no they did not. Mostly because they didnt know about pads then. :D hope i helped

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What is methodism?

methodism is following a strict set of rules

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Are there any holidays named after Jose De San Martin?

The death of Jose de San Martín is a holiday in Argentina. It is observed on August 17. He was the Protector of Peru from 1821 to 1822.

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When is Aiga days of Archives?

The month of October on the 1st through the 8th of the month. The Aiga days of Archives is a calendar event that's designed to commemorate the importance of Aiga Historical records.

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What is texases natural resources?

agriculture:oil,cattle,sheep and cotton/natural resources are mainly;sulfur,salt,helium,asphalt,graphite,bromine,natural gas,cement,and clays are among the states vast resources/manufacturing;chemicals,oil refining,food processing,machinery and transportation equipment please in the furture leave...

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What is one major holiday in Switzerland?

The National Day of Switzerland is a holiday that takes place August 1st.

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When is Caloocan's day?

february 16 is caloocan day

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The colonies won their freedom from what?

If you are speaking on behalf of the original 13 colonies in America, then from Britain. Britain wanted to financially benefit from the existence of the colonies, so Britain taxed the colonies harshly. Obviously, the colonies did not particularly enjoy these taxes and fought to win their independ...

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What is a person who studies water called?

The general study of water is conducted by the hydrologist, and the study itself is called hydrology. Use the link below to the Wikipedia article on hydrology. Surf on over and read just the first paragraph. It will be worth it. And if you feel like it, keep reading. The article is a good one, an...

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How did events in Spain affect the fight for Mexican independence?

How did events in Spain affect the fight for Mexican independence?

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Why do lawyers wear wigs?

Well it comes down to a tradition thing, but it's essentially to hide their identities.

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When was the last world's fair?

The last world's fair was Expo 2008 in Zaragoza, Spain. The next world's fairs are Expo 2010 in Shanghai, China; Expo 2012 in Yeosu, South Korea; and Expo 2015 in Milan, Italy. http://www.ExpoMuseum.com/

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Confederate men cannot vote or what?

confederate men can vote

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Why did the pagans used to gather and light fires at Halloween?

Bonfires were lit to ward off evil spirits during Samhain, which eventually evolved into Halloween.

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When is New Year's Day in Guatemala?

January 1st same as everywhere else

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What does North Carolina celebrate?

The usual: * Christmas * The Fourth of Ju;y * Thanksgiving * Saint Patricks Day * Easter * Spring Break * Veterans Day * Etc....

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What was Dr Carter G Woodson purpose for Black History Month?

He was a author, editior, publisher, and historian. At 19, he tought hisself English and arithmetic, he entered high school and mastered a four-year curriculum in less than two years. From 1897 to 1900, Carter G. Woodson began teaching in Winona, Fayette County. In the1900, he returned to Hunting...

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What are traditional days the French celebrate?

Christmas and Halloween

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What does the 4th day of Tonzonar mean?

what is tonzonar ? tell

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What is the average cost of a parade?

Parade's are extremely expensive, and the cost of it all depends on how big you want it to be. The 2010 pride parade of Vancouver cost somewhere in the vicinity of $500,000 for one day. Here is a list of the expensive they paid for Insurance for Pride events: $19,000 City of Vancouver: $32,000 (p...

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Why did Rememberance Day start?

Remberance Day was created to comemmerate the soldiers who died bravely trying to save Australia!

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What are the 7 rules concerning the use and display of our flag?

You can find the answer to http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_are_the_7_rules_concerning_the_use_and_display_of_our_flag" at WWW.ushistory.org/betsy

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Historical events that had happen between the times of 300 BC and 100 AD?

historicalevents that had happen between the times of 300 BC and 100 AD?

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What did invitations look like in 1908?

Back in the 1900's, invitations were just a piece of hard paper with a neat note on it.They usually were inviting people to parties or about something good or bad that happened.

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When is black history month?

black history month is in February

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When did armistice day become a federal holiday?

Armistice Day was officially recognized as a holiday honoring World War I veterans in 1919 by Woodrow Wilson. However, November 11 was made a legal holiday by Congress in 1938. It is known as a day set aside to honor our veterans of all wars.

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What is the true meaning of Earth Day?

To save energy! Also, to help the planet and the oceans.

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What should one do during celebration of independence day of a country?

You should have a party and shoot fireworks.

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On what date do Jews celebrate new years?

Rosh Hashanah is the first two days of the month of Tishrei, and is the Jewish New Year. Our traditions state that at that time the world is judged for the coming year (Talmud, Rosh Hashanah 16a); and during services we read the Torah and say prayers which ask for a good year and which declare Go...

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What is the mouth of truth made of?

It is made up of spiritual goodness. It's not you putting stuff in its what comes out like complements to others.

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Is Australia Day a time for remembrance?

It is not a time for remembrance in the sense that ANZAC Day or Remembrance Day are. Australia Day is a day when most Australians celebrate the first European settlement of their country, and migrants who have elected to take out citizenship do so. However, it is also a time when the traditional ...

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What is a cornucopia a symbol of?

The cornucopia is sometimes called a horn of plenty. It is often used as a symbol for prosperity and a "full harvest" or the like. Use the link below to see how the Greeks used it and how it came forward in history to the present day.

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What time does a siesta start and end?

Usallly in Menorca (a baleric island) a siesta begins around 1 and then ends about 3 o'clock. During a siesta all shops close.

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Why is world environment day celebrated on 5 June?

it is celebrated as environment day as on that people give their donations towards plants and grow more trees. on that day people grow more than a million trees in the world

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What is in the east of Pakistan?

On the eastern border of Pakistan is India.

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Does the US recognize OK day?

If you are referring to the mythic day proposed by Allan Metcalf, who wrote a book about the history of the word "OK," it may be recognized by fans of his book but has not caught on as a regular observance. If you are referring to the effort in Australia to set aside a day when people ask others ...

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Aims and objective of establishment of Pakistan?

Two-nation theory is the pedestal on which Pakistan came into existence. Though many did not agree with the rationale of the two-nation theory but few could dispute that Pakistan came into existence on its basis. However, what was the real aim of Pakistan. This is disputed and is being debated si...

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What important historical events happened between 1993 through 2008?

I want to know everything historical that has happened from 1997 to 2009 A lot.

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Why men are chauvinist against women?

sports, driving, cooking, working

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What US President declared November 11 a holiday?

It was President Woodrow Wilson who declared November 11th as Veterans Day. A link can be found below to check facts and learn more.

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What is the name of the Grim Reaper sword?

It is called a scythe.

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What country did fireworks originate?

Fireworks were made over 2000 years ago in ancient china.

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What is national day in Tonga?

It is celebrated on Monday, the second of August.

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Westside treetop piru bloods?

west side is in reference to California bompton 2 be exact tree top piru isone of the 1st five "blood" gangs in the world. blood started in 1972 and tree top piru was created in 74 i myself am tree top piru. west side 400 ck all day. Original Founder was OG T from West Side Treetop Piru you can s...

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What are good things about Pennsylvania?

It has a very nice terrain and extremely lush valleys.

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What big world events happened between the years 1994 -2007?

the Twin towers fell 2001 bush became president again 2004 wind storm in the northwest 2007 _______________________________________________ Also-- (1994: Nelson Mandela became President of South Africa / Genocide in Rwanda) (2003: The United States invades Iraq)

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What is crhistmas?

Christmas is an annual Christian holiday celebration the birth of Jesus Christ. It is held on December 25.

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What is November fifth?

It is the date in the UK when we celebrate the arrest of Guy Fawkes & the defeat of the Gunpowder Plot, the attempt to blow up King James I & Parliament in 1605.

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When did ksm die the terrorist?

when did khalid sheikh mohammed die

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Did some people reject Halloween?

yes, for many reasond. but, the main reason is religion. woo! you read my anwer!!! (: yes, for many reasond. but, the main reason is religion. woo! you read my anwer!!! (:

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What are important holidays or cultural events in Belgium?

Public holidays: New Year's Day January 1 Easter varying Easter Monday 1st Monday after Easter Labour Day May 1 Ascension 6th Thursday after Easter Pentecost 7th Sunday after Easter Pentecost Monday 8th Monday after Easter National holiday July 21 Assumption of Mary August 15 All Saints November ...

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What is Her Majesty's surname?

Her Majesty, assuming you mean Queen Elizabeth 2,has the surname Windsor. The family is from the House of Sax-Coburg, as Henry the 8th was from the House of Tudor and so on. After the first World War (1914-1918) the Royal Family changed the name to distance itself from the European (Germanic) blo...

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What traditions begun by the Olmec were later adopted by other Mesoamerican societies?

They practiced ritual bloodletting, sacrifice, and played the Ball Game.

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Why are Christmas trees cool?

Because Chuck Norris said so

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What is Zozobra?

Doubtful ending, uncertainty! Zozobra (Old Man Gloom) is a giant marionette effigy, burned in an autumnal festival each year to dispel the worries and troubles of the previous year. Zozobra could also be a Metal band (music group).

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The different cultures that have used masks?

people use it so they show exasperation and for dances or celebration. People also use masks for decoration or they use it to preform and show exasperation's.

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Why do people wear clothes?

People wear clothes for many different reasons. To cover up their private parts (such as under garments, loin cloths, and so on). To show who they, such as with fancy or expensive clothes that indicate rank or station, or uniforms indicating profession (baseball player, chef, letter carrier, nurs...

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What was the mission of the nya?

Nya's mission was.....to pass college and become a spy!

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What caused the Mexican Independence?

People back in the Americas wanted to separate from Spain for their own independence.

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What are the colors of treetop piru?

Main colors are burgundy and green but we do were red bandanas to

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What is tartan day?

Tartan Day celebrates the existing and historical links between Scotland and Scottish descendants in the U.S.A. It is on April 6th. It honors the Americans of Scottish backgrounds that they have played a influential role in the development of the United States.

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Why is republic day celebrated?

Republic Day is celebrated in many countries around the world, to celebrate the day on which they became a republic.

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What is the relation between midsummer eve and Miss Julie?

Miss Julie occurs on the Midsummer eve. It is said that on this day, single women dream about their future husbands. It is also said that one this day marriages could be "made" or destroyed.

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National dress of Mexico?

The national dress of Mexico is very colorful and vibrant. Women wear bright, long skirts, while men wear black pants and jackets, with a wide brimmed sombrero.

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What do you call the 300 or 400 and so on anniversary celebrations?

A 300 year anniversary is called a tercentenary. A 400 year anniversary is called a quatercentenary. (be careful with the spelling of this one!)

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Why did conservatives become involved in the Mexican independence movement?

The conservatives in mexico-primarilly creoles and upper clergy-seek independence from Spain so that they will not have to accept the changes a liberal constitution would bring.

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What is the name of the May 9 holiday that is important to the Russians and what does it celebrate?

victory day. this day is known as V E day in Europe and they celebrate it on the 8th may. its the day Britain and their allies defeted Germany in wwii.

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Who invented black history month?

The person that invented Black History Month is Carter G. Woodson.

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What holiday was first celebrated by the American colonist?

The Pilgrims of the Plymouth Rock colony celebrated the first Thanksgiving with Native Americans.

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Is Thanksgiving an international holiday?

No, Thanksgiving is not an international holiday. It is celebrated in USA, Canada, Liberia, and Norfolk Island. It is celebrated in Canad on the 2nd Monday of October, In Liberia on the 1st Thursday of November, in USA on the 4th Thursday of November, and in Norfolk Island on the last Wednesday o...

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Where did the tradition of placing red pockets under children's pillows for health and happiness come from?

Once upon a time, there was a land where all the children got sick because there were monsters. These monsters would touch the heads of sleeping children making them very ill. One day however 8 fairies flew by and saw what was happening and they turned themselves into coins that were placed in re...

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Which country invented fireworks?

I believe the Chinese were the first to use gunpowder for many things, including fireworks.

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Where are women taught to yield to men?

The authority for this information comes from a profound Near Death Experience, many spiritual teachings, and research on early christian and world religions. For 6,000 years Lucifer has influenced this earth especially religions. Lucifer and controlling men have manipulated history to ensure the...

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Did Halloween actually start from witches?

Yes it was. Halloween/ All hallows eve is our new year celebration. We celebrate the wheel of life turning.

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What holiday isn't celebrated in New England?

There are lots of holidays, which, not being English holidays, aren't observed in England. For example, King Kameamea Day, June 11, isn't celebrated. This is reminiscent of an old joke, "Is there a Fourth of July in England?"

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What is the meaning of the MININI weapon?

I believe it's a machine gun, and its name is really Minimi. It seems that Mini Mitrailleuse means "mini machine gun" in French.

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What Vietnamese holiday is on January 31?

You may be thinking of Tet - The Vietnamese New Year.

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If you urine on a seed will it grow?

The seed will grow, but in contrast there shall be a foul odour =]

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When was the date of Karva Chauth in the year 1977?

Sunday October 30, 1977 was karva chauth. as per Vijay Kayal, lecturer, retired businessman and by religion-Hindu.

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What are the names of four historical monuments?

The Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument, Mount Rushmore, the Statue of Liberty.

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What were the ideological and philosophical traditions used by the Framers?

The Framers were influenced by a number of democratic principles. In particular, they drew on the ideas of John Locke, Thomas Hobbes, Jean Jacques Rousseau, and various philosophers of the Enlightenment.

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Did watshington's leadership during his presidency establish a sound economy and a strong national government?

Not really, no. The US as it stood barely had an actual economy, and it was made up of several different types of currencies which may or may not have been legitimate. Companies, banks, and even regular people made their own money, each of a different type, and used that to engage in economic tra...

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When was new years established?

They had New Year in Babylonia but in the Spring. When Julius Caesar created the calendar he made the first of the year as Jan, thus, changed New Years to Jan. 1 and that's where it has been ever since. The first ball to fall in NYC was in 1907.

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What is celebrated in the Bahamas?

Junkanoo is a national festival in The Bahamas, the only place where it holds such an honor. They take place every Boxing Day and New Year's Day.

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When is Grandfather's Day?

Grandparents Day, this year, was on Sept. 12, 2010.

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What are the important international days of the world?

Important Annual Days and Weeks 02 February : World Wetlands Day. 21 September : International Day of Peace 08 March : United Nations day for Women's 01 October : International Day of older person Rights and International Peace. 04-10 October : World Space Week. 21 March : International Day for t...

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What are five common symbols of Halloween?

Usually the typical Pumpkin, ghost, spider vampire and mummy. But they are whatever you want them to be!

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What are the Customs of England?

General Superstitions in England Good Luck Lucky to meet a black cat. Black Cats are featured on many good luck greetings cards and birthday cards in England. Lucky to touch wood. We touch; knock on wood, to make something come true. Lucky to find a clover plant with four leaves. White heather is...

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Can you give me a lonng report about china?

yes, i can. if you look on wikipedia there is lots of information here's the link: http:/enzperiodzwikipediazperiodzorg/wiki/China just copy and paste that into the address var and there you go bobs your uncle i hope that's ok

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How many years was day of the dead celebrated before before the Spaniards came to Mexico?

Rituals mourning or celebrating the deceased were practiced in Mexico for more than 3000 years before contact with Europeans was established. It wasn't until the conquest of Mexico by Spanish conquistadors in the 16th century, that it took its present form.

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What determines trade routes?

Geography, transportation technology, and international relations all can be used to determine trade routes.

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Who made up April Fools' Day?

I (Mehall) Micheal MC farlane made it :-)

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