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Día 3

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Día 2

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Día 1

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HAPPY EASTER!!!

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Our Hearts!!!

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22 de abril: DÍA INTERNACIONAL DE LA TIERRA

Reconociendo que la Tierra y sus ecosistemas es nuestro hogar y resaltando la necesidad de promover armonía con la naturaleza y el planeta, en abril de 2009 la Asamblea General de la ONU designó el 22 de abril como Día Internacional del la Madre Tierra (resolución 63/278),

Al proclamar esta fecha la Asamblea reconoció que “Madre Tierra” es una expresión común en varios países y regiones, reflejando la interdependencia que existe entre los seres humanos, otras especies y el planeta que habitamos. Solicitó que los Estados Miembros, los órganos de Naciones Unidas, organismos internacionales, regionales, subregionales, organizaciones no gubernamentales y la sociedad civil observen y creen conciencia del Día.

Mensaje del Secretario General sobre el Día Internacional de la Madre Tierra

22 de abril de 2015

La palabra «madre» es sumamente evocadora. Nos trae a la memoria poderosos recuerdos de la mujer que nos trajo al mundo, nos crió y nos ayudó a convertirnos en quienes somos ahora. La Tierra es la madre por antonomasia: un planeta asombroso que desde tiempos inmemoriales ha sustentado la vida en una miríada de formas. Con el tiempo, los seres humanos dejamos de necesitar el cuidado materno constante; sin embargo, nunca dejamos de depender de la Madre Tierra. Durante toda la vida, necesitamos aire, agua, tierra fértil y la infinidad de otros dones con que nos obsequia el planeta.

Esta dependencia hace aún más sorprendente, si cabe, que hayamos permitido que el rápido y a menudo imprudente desarrollo humano haya hecho peligrar tantos de los delicados sistemas que llevan funcionando en armonía desde hace milenios. Cada vez somos más conscientes de los estragos que ha causado nuestra especie: la contaminación, la progresiva escasez de recursos, la extinción de especies de flora y fauna y la precipitación hacia puntos de inflexión que podrían alterar la forma en que funciona nuestro planeta. Ni sabiéndolo hemos cambiado nuestra forma de actuar.

Pero estamos a tiempo de enmendarnos y 2015 nos brinda una oportunidad inmejorable para hacerlo. Este año, el mundo se propone acabar de definir la agenda para el desarrollo sostenible después de 2015 y concertar un nuevo acuerdo universal sobre el cambio climático que sea constructivo. Estos procesos podrían encauzarnos hacia un futuro mejor al erradicar la pobreza extrema en todas sus formas y redefinir nuestra relación con el planeta y todos y cada uno de los seres vivos que lo habitan.

Las grandes decisiones que tenemos por delante no corresponden solo a los legisladores y los dirigentes mundiales. Hoy, en este Día de la Madre Tierra, hago un llamamiento para que todos nosotros seamos conscientes de las consecuencias que tienen nuestras decisiones sobre el planeta y lo que supondrán para las generaciones futuras. No todos tenemos a nuestro alcance obrar de manera sostenible, pero quienes tenemos esa posibilidad podemos transformar el mundo, entre los miles de millones de personas que somos, con simples decisiones como optar por bombillas de bajo consumo o comprar solo lo que vayamos a consumir. El cambio comienza con nosotros.

Como comunidad mundial, tenemos la oportunidad de hacer que 2015 sea un hito decisivo en la historia de la humanidad. Puede ser el año que nuestros hijos y nietos recuerden como el momento en que decidimos construir un futuro sostenible y resiliente, tanto para la Madre Tierra como para todos aquellos que el desarrollo ha dejado rezagados hasta ahora. Aprovechemos, juntos, esta oportunidad histórica.

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HALLOWEEN WEBQUEST

CLICK ON THE PICTURE TO START YOUR

HALLOWEEN WEBQUEST...

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1st April: APRIL FOOLS DAY

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April Fools’ Day (sometimes called All Fools’ Day) is an informal holiday celebrated every year on April 1. It is not a national holiday, but is widely recognized and celebrated in various countries as a day when people play practical jokes and hoaxes on each other, called April fools. Hoax stories are also often found in the press and media on this day.

Precursors of April Fools’ Day include the Roman festival of Hilaria, held March 25, and the Medieval Feast of Fools, held December 28, still a day on which pranks are played in Spanish-speaking countries.

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19th March: FATHER'S DAY

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Father’s DayEl Día del Padre, is observed on the Feast day of Saint Joseph, which is March 19. It is celebrated as a public holiday in some regions of Spain.

Father’s Day is a celebration honoring fathers and celebrating fatherhood, paternal bonds, and the influence of fathers in society. Many countries celebrate it on the third Sunday of June, but it is also celebrated widely on other days. Father’s Day was created to complement Mother’s Day, a celebration that honors mothers and motherhood.

                         

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17th March: SAINT PATRICK'S DAY

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St. Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland and St. Patrick’s Day falls on 17th March. Although originally a Catholic celebration, it has become more and more secular with parades, music and songs both in Ireland and in countries to which the Irish have emigrated.

This is a selection of website we have selected for you. Happy surfing!!

St. Patrick’s Day

History.com - St. Patrick’s Day

Kaboose - St. Patty’s Day for Kids

Leprechauns


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14th February: SAINT VALENTINE'S DAY

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What a yummy cake I've made!!!!!!

Every February we celebrate Valentine’s Day by giving flowers, candy and cards to those we love. We do this in honor of Saint Valentine. You may be wondering, "Who is St. Valentine"? Time to brush up on your Valentine’s history!

The History of St. Valentine  

The Roman Emperor Claudius II was fighting many wars. He wanted a strong army, but many men did not want to be soldiers. Claudius thought the men wanted to stay home to be with their wives and children instead of leaving to fight wars.  

Claudius thought of an awful solution to his problem. He decided to cancel all marriages! No one in all of Rome could get married. Claudius thought that if the men couldn’t get married, the men would ignore the women and want to be soldiers.  

Valentine, who was a priest, believed that people needed to get married. He thought that if they were not married, they would be tempted to sin by living together without being married. So he secretly and illegally married couples anyway! He performed the weddings in secret places, so the Roman soldiers would not find out.  

But they did find out. Valentine was arrested and brought before the Emperor. The Emperor thought Valentine was a well spoken and wise young man, and encouraged him to stop being a Christian and become a loyal Roman. Valentine would not deny his beliefs, and he refused. He was sent to prison until he could be executed. While he was in prison, he sent out letters to his friends and asked to be prayed for by writing Remember your Valentine. 

Valentine was killed on the 14th of February in the year 269 or 270. We celebrate Valentine’s Day on February 14th in honor of St. Valentine. 

Check out the History of Valentine’s Day and other ideas for Valentine’s Day, including creative Valentine cards, Valentine party games, and many more fun activities.

NEW YEAR!!!!

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CHRISTMAS!!!!

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Merry Christmas.com presents a selection of Christmas stories, Christmas poems, Christmas jokes, Christmas coloring pages and more for you to enjoy. Try them all to see what you like the best!


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School is over till next year!!!

Have a wonderful Christmas Holidays!!!

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Only 6 more days to Christmas!!!!!

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THE STORY OF THANKSGIVING

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28th November 2013: THANKSGIVING DAY

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As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.

- John Fitzgerald Kennedy

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HALLOWEEN CARTOON

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HALLOWEEN WEBQUEST

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How much do you know about Halloween already?

Learn more and test your knowledge by doing the task proposed in this HALLOWEEN WEBQUEST created just for you.


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HALLOWEEN!!!!

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I have selected a few websites for you to get plenty of ideas and information about Halloween!!!

Scary surfing!!!

Halloween 2013

Activities for kids

British Council

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Saint Patrick's Activities

HAPPY SAINT PATRICK’S DAY !!!!!!!!!!!

 (click on the image to find on-line games and activities for Saint Patrick’s Day)

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HAPPY SAINT PATRICK'S DAY

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This is the video with the information to fill the worksheet.

Good luck!!

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14th February: SAINT VALENTINE'S DAY

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Every February we celebrate Valentine’s Day by giving flowers, candy and cards to those we love. We do this in honor of Saint Valentine. You may be wondering, "Who is St. Valentine"? Time to brush up on your Valentine’s history!

Legend has it that Valentine was a priest who served during third century Rome. There was an Emperor at that time by the name of Claudius II. Emperor Claudius II decided that single men made better soldiers than those that were married. With this thought in mind he outlawed marriage for young men in hopes of building a stronger military base. Supposedly, Valentine, decided this decree just wasn’t fair and chose to marry young couples secretly. When Emperor Claudius II found out about Valentine’s actions he had him put to death.

Another legend has it that Valentine was an imprisoned man who fell in love with his jailor’s daughter. Before he was put to death he sent the first ’valentine’ himself when he wrote her a letter and signed it ’Your Valentine’, words still used on cards today.

Perhaps we’ll never know the true identity and story behind the man named St. Valentine, but this much is for sure... February has been the month to celebrate love for a long time, dating clear back to the Middle Ages. In fact, Valentines ranks second only to Christmas in number of greeting cards sent.

Another valentine gentleman you may be wondering about is Cupid (Latin cupido, "desire"). In Roman mythology Cupid is the son of Venus, goddess of love. His counterpart in Greek mythology is Eros, god of love. Cupid is often said to be a mischievous boy who goes around wounding both gods and humans with his arrows, causing them to fall in love.

Also, check out the History of Valentine’s Day and other ideas for Valentine’s Day, including creative Valentine cards, Valentine party games, and many more fun activities.

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12th February: PANCAKE DAY / SHROVE TUESDAY

In the UK, Shrove Tuesday is also known as Pancake Day (or Pancake Tuesday to some people) because it is the one day of the year when almost everyone eats a pancake.

In 2013 Pancake Day is on Tuesday 12 February.

What happens on Pancake Day in England?

Read on to find out why we eat pancakes on Shrove Tuesday and other facts about this special time of year.

 What is Pancake Day?

Pancake Day (also known as Shrove Tuesday) is the last day before the period which Christians call Lent. It is traditional on this day to eat pancakes in England. 

 Why are Pancakes eaten on Shrove Tuesday?

Lent is a time of abstinence, of giving things up. So Shrove Tuesday is the last chance to indulge yourself, and to use up the foods that aren’t allowed in Lent. Pancakes are eaten on this day because they contain fat, butter and eggs which were forbidden during Lent.

 When is Shrove Tuesday (Pancake Day)?

Shrove Tuesday is celebrated the day before Ash Wednesday and is therefore the final day before the commencement of Lent, a Christian festival leading up to Easter Sunday (Easter Day).

Shrove Tuesday always falls 47 days before Easter Sunday, so the date varies from year to year and falls between 3 February and 9 March.

Why do Christians call the day ’Shrove Tuesday’?

The name Shrove comes from the old word "shrive" which means to confess. On Shrove Tuesday, in the Middle Ages, people used to confess their sins so that they were forgiven before the season of Lent began. 

 What is Shrove Tuesday?

Shrove Tuesday is a day of celebration as well as penitence, because it’s the last day before Lent. Throughout the United Kingdom, and in other countries too, people indulge themselves on foods that traditionally aren’t allowed during Lent. Pancakes are eaten on this day because they contain fat, butter and eggs which were forbidden during Lent. 

 What is an English Pancake?

A pancake is a thin, flat cake, made of batter and fried in a pan.

 

Caster sugar (superfine sugar) is sprinkled over the top and a dash of fresh lemon juice added. The pancake is then rolled. Some people add golden syrup or jam. 

rolled pancake

(Click here for a pancake recipe)

 Other names for Shrove Tuesday

United Kingdom, Ireland, and Australia - Shrove TuesdayPancake Day orPancake Tuesday.

Spain - Martes de Carnaval - last day of Carnival before Ash Wednesday and the period of Lent.

Brazil Terça-feira gorda - Fat Tuesday - the final day of Brazilian Carnival.

Greece - Apocreas, which means "from the meat" since they don’t eat meat during Lent, either.

Sweden - Fettisdagen (Fat Tuesday).

USA In Catholic and French-speaking parts of the United States this day is called Mardi Gras.

Germany - "Fastnacht" (Also spelt "Fasnacht", "Fasenacht", "Fasteloven" (in the Rhine area) or "Fasching" in Bavaria.)

In France they call it Mardi Gras which means Grease or Fat Tuesday.

In Iceland the day is known as "Sprengidagur" (Bursting day).

 

Now check your knowledge and see how much you know about Pancake Day.

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2012 ADVENT CALENDAR

Have fun playing with this Advent Calendar!!!

From now on and right up to Christmas Eve there’s a special box to open up every day with a little Christmas-based surprise, including things like:

  • Christmas songs.
  • Christmas crafts.
  • Reading texts for this special time of the year.
  • The origin of Christmas.
  • Activities, recipes, jokes, tongue-twisters and much more...


                                           

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Happy HALLOWEEN!!!

HALLOWEEN SONG

Halloween, Halloween
Creepy, crawly Halloween
Trick or treat all in fun,
October 31st has come

Halloween, Halloween
Spooky, kooky Halloween
Kids in costumes, what a sight
On Halloween tonight

Big black cats
Vampire bats
Ghosts and goblins out tonight
Causing quite a fright

Halloween, Halloween
Painted faces, what a scene
Door to door
They trick or treat
For something sweet to eat

Halloween, Halloween
Celebrating Halloween
Jack-o’-lanterns all aglow
So the ancient stories go

Halloween, Halloween
Celtics started Halloween
They celebrated harvest time
With gifts of food and wine

Candles glow
Spirits go
Bringing luck and fortune too
This is what they knew

Halloween, Halloween
Now they call it Halloween
Skulls and bones
Create the scene
Very scary Halloween

Halloween, Halloween
Let’s have fun on Halloween
Witches fly
And children scream
Tonight on Halloween

Witches fly
And children scream
Tonight on 

 

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HALLOWEEN is approaching!!!

 
Why don’t you try to solve this webquest and learn a bit more about HALLOWEEN???

Bring your answers by Monday 5th November and you’ll get a surprise!!

 

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!!!!!

 

Mother’s Day is a celebration honoring mothers and celebrating motherhood, maternal bonds and the influence of mothers in society. It is celebrated on various days in many parts of the world, yet most commonly in March, April, or May.

23rd April: WORLD BOOK and COPYRIGHT DAY

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Theme for 2012: Books and Translation

23 April is a symbolic date for world literature for on this date in 1616, Cervantes, Shakespeare and Inca Garcilaso de la Vega all died. It is also the date of birth or death of other prominent authors such as Maurice Druon, Haldor K.Laxness, Vladimir Nabokov, Josep Pla and Manuel Mejía Vallejo.

It was a natural choice for UNESCO’s General Conference, held in Paris in 1995, to pay a world-wide tribute to books and authors on this date, encouraging everyone, and in particular young people, to discover the pleasure of reading and gain a renewed respect for the irreplaceable contributions of those who have furthered the social and cultural progress of humanity. In this respect, UNESCO created both the World Book and Copyright Day and the UNESCO Prize for Children’s and Young People’s Literature in the Service of Tolerance.

The year 2012 also marks the 80th anniversary of the Index Translationum. This international bibliography of translation provides a unique tool for the monitoring of translation flows in the world. UNESCO will celebrate this anniversary by organizing a debate on this instrument.


Visit the following websites related to BOOK DAY:

Shakespeare for kids: "To be or not to be-that is the que." Choose a game or activity from the signs at the left. Have fun coloring pictures, solving mazes, and ...

Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra: Dedicado a la biografía y bibliografía de este escritor universal.

Garcilaso de la Vega: La página de Garcilaso en Internet. Promovida por la Asociación de Amigos de Garcilaso de la Vega.

World Book Day: Official site of the yearly event. Introduces the day, lists events, and lists book recommendations. Also pictures of past events.

International Children’s Book Day.

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EASTER 2012

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WHAT IS EASTER ?

Easter is the celebration of Jesus Christ’s rising from the dead (His Resurrection) after His crucifixion which took place on what we now term Good Friday.

Easter is usually celebrated on the first Sunday after the full moon following the Vernal or Spring Equinox on March 21st. This can be any Sunday between March 22nd and April 25th. It is the most sacred of all the Christian holidays or celebrations.

WHAT IS LENT?

Lent is the forty days special season prior to Easter Sunday. Sundays are not counted because it is the Lord’s Day and should be celebrated and therefore no fasting. Lent is a period of fasting or doing without certain foods, praying and repentance. This is to serve as a reminder of the forty days Jesus fasted in the wilderness. Some countries have celebrations like the Mardi Gras, which means "Fat Tuesday" in French, the day before Lent. It is also called "Carnival" sometimes.

WHAT IS THE HOLY WEEK ?

The Holy week is the last week of Lent. It begins with the observance of Palm Sunday, the Sunday before Easter Sunday. The name, Palm Sunday originated from Jesus’s entry in Jerusalem. The crowd laid carpets of palms on the street for Him. The Last Supper is commemorated on Holy Thursday of special week (often called Maundy Thursday) and Friday is the anniversary of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ on the cross. The Lenten season and Holy week end with Easter Sunday (the Resurrection of Jesus Christ).

NAMES OF EASTER

Easter was called Pesach by early Christians. It is the Hebrew name for Passover. Today, the name for Easter in many cultures in Europe are similar to the word Pesah. For example :

France -Paques
Spain -Pascua
Italy -Pasqua
Albania -Pashke
Greece -Pascha
Norway -Paaske
Holland -Pasen
Sweden -Pask

                         

Easter Activities for Kids

Easter for kids

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17th March: SAINT PATRICK'S DAY

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St. Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland and St. Patrick’s Day falls on 17th March. Although originally a Catholic celebration, it has become more and more secular with parades, music and songs both in Ireland and in countries to which the Irish have emigrated.

This is a selection of website we have selected for you. Happy surfing!!

St. Patrick’s Day

History.com - St. Patrick’s Day

Kaboose - St. Patty’s Day for Kids

Leprechauns


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2012, LEAP YEAR!!

                             

Fun cool facts about Leap Year Day February 29

OK, let’s learn how to say it correctly.
Someone born on February 29 was born on Leap Day,
or Leap Year Day. They were NOT born ON Leap Year.
Leap Year is the year we are in; like 2012 or 2016.

Anyone can be born IN a Leap Year. Leap Year lasts
all year. Leap Day Babies were born ON Leap Day.
THAT is what is rare. In fact, the odds are 1 in 1461!

You don’t have to be born on February 29 to enjoy Leap Day.
|It’s everyone’s extra day!


28 DAYS HAS FEBRUARY
 
Twenty-eight days has February
A very light load for one month to carry
The other months have 2 and 3 more
Thirty and thirty-one being their big score

In Leap Years the days they do vary
Making 29 days in February

WHAT DO LEAP DAY BABIES
CALL THEMSELVES?

We are Leap Day babies,
not Leap Year babies.
Anyone can be born IN a Leap Year.
We were born ON Leap Day.
There’s a big difference there!
If you were born on February 29
You are a Leap Day baby.

 

If you want to carry on reading, click here.

 

IF YOU ARE A LEAP DAY BABY...

You will hear the same questions for the rest of your life!
If you haven’t heard these yet, you will!  Be ready.

    1. When do you celebrate?
    2. How old are you really?
    3. What’s it like to not get a birthday?

Number 3 - Of course we get a birthday. We age, we
celebrate that age every year, and we "get" a birthday.

The question they are really asking is:

    What is it like to have a birthday that’s
    not on the calendar every year?

Just explain to them that you do "get" a birthday. Just
because it’s not on the calendar doesn’t mean you don’t
get one. It doesn’t mean we don’t age either.

Let them know what it feels like to you. Be honest.

Sometimes, when they know what it’s all about, they
wish they were a Leap Day baby too!

IF I WAS BORN ON LEAP DAY,
HOW OLD AM I REALLY?

 
When speaking of your Leap-age, it is incorrect to say
you are 2 "years" old when you are really 8 "years" old.

You are 2 LEAP Years old. Or - even better, just simply 2.
Keeping it simple has the best impact.

When talking about a friend or relative born on Leap Day
it is best to say "This is my Aunt, she is only 5."

And watch the facial expressions change.

Don’t say "5 ’years’ old" that doesn’t make sense.

BUT, stopping at the number has a bigger impact.

I was born in 1960, but I turned 12 this last Leap
Year 2008! See the difference? It’s fun too. I will
be 13, again, next Leap Year 2012!

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14th February: SAINT VALENTINE'S DAY

Every February we celebrate Valentine’s Day by giving flowers, candy and cards to those we love. We do this in honor of Saint Valentine. You may be wondering, "Who is St. Valentine"? Time to brush up on your Valentine’s history!

Legend has it that Valentine was a priest who served during third century Rome. There was an Emperor at that time by the name of Claudius II. Emperor Claudius II decided that single men made better soldiers than those that were married. With this thought in mind he outlawed marriage for young men in hopes of building a stronger military base. Supposedly, Valentine, decided this decree just wasn’t fair and chose to marry young couples secretly. When Emperor Claudius II found out about Valentine’s actions he had him put to death.

Another legend has it that Valentine was an imprisoned man who fell in love with his jailor’s daughter. Before he was put to death he sent the first ’valentine’ himself when he wrote her a letter and signed it ’Your Valentine’, words still used on cards today.

Perhaps we’ll never know the true identity and story behind the man named St. Valentine, but this much is for sure...February has been the month to celebrate love for a long time, dating clear back to the Middle Ages. In fact, Valentines ranks second only to Christmas in number of greeting cards sent.

Another valentine gentleman you may be wondering about is Cupid (Latin cupido, "desire"). In Roman mythology Cupid is the son of Venus, goddess of love. His counterpart in Greek mythology is Eros, god of love. Cupid is often said to be a mischievous boy who goes around wounding both gods and humans with his arrows, causing them to fall in love.

Find other fun facts about Valentine’s history. And check out other ideas for Valentine’s Day, including creative Valentine cards, Valentine party games, and many more fun activities.

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200th Anniversary of CHARLES DICKENS

Charles John Huffam Dickens (7 February 1812 – 9 June 1870) was an English novelist, generally considered the greatest of the Victorian period. Dickens enjoyed a wider popularity and fame than had any previous author during his lifetime, and he remains popular, having been responsible for some of English literature’s most iconic novels and characters.

Find more about the author of A Christmas Carol, The Tale of Two Cities, Oliver Twist or The Pickwick Papers by visiting the Charles Dickens Page.

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23rd January: CHINESE NEW YEAR!

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Chinese New Year is an annual festival based on the Chinese calendar. The date varies slightly from year to year. This year, it will be celebrated on 23rd January. Each New Year is named after one of the animals from the Chinese zodiac. 2012 is the year of the dragon, the only mythical animal.

The Chinese hang red lanterns in their homes at Chinese New Year. Why?

Surf in the net to find out and have fun:

Countdown to the New Year

Kaboose: Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year: 2012 - The Year of the Dragon

Education2: Chinese New Year


Chinese New Year is an annual festival based on the Chinese calendar. The date varies slightly from year to year. This year, it will be celebrated on 23rd January. Each New Year is named after one of the animals from the Chinese zodiac. 2012 is the year of the dragon, the only mythical animal.

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Kaboose: Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year: 2012 - The Year of the Dragon

Education2: Chinese New Year

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1 day till CHRISTMAS!!!

On the 1st day of Christmas my true love gave to me... (click on the image)

2 days till CHRISTMAS!!!


On the 2nd day of Christmas my true love gave to me...

Facts about Christmas

Learn about Christmas in England.

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Father ChristmasFacts about Father Christmas

Father Christmas has two addresses, Edinburgh and the North Pole. Letters addressed to ’TOYLAND’ or ’SNOWLAND’ go to Edinburgh, but letters addressed to ’THE NORTH POLE’ have to be sent there because there really is such a place!

 

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rudolfWhat are the names of Santa’s reindeer?
Father Christmas’ reindeers are called Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner/Donder, Blitzen, and Rudolph. Eight of these names are taken from Clement C. Moore’s "A Visit From St. Nicholas," and the ninth from the song "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" (NB. Donder is also known as Donner.)

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3 days till CHRISTMAS!!!

On the 3rd day of Christmas my true love gave to me...

The Christmas Story - as told by the children of St Paul’s Church, Auckland (New Zealand).


4 days till CHRISTMAS!!!!

On the 4th day of Christmas my true love gave to me...

Christmas Songs, Christmas carols, and music for the Holiday Season with lyrics and music to listen to. About 140 Christmas songs listed alphabetically.

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5 days till CHRISTMAS!!!

On the 5th day of Christmas my true love gave to me...

WHAT IS CHRISTMAS ALL ABOUT?

Christmas is the date set aside for the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ. Christians celebrate it on December 25th all over the world. Jesus was not born on December 25th exactly but this date was chosen to coincide with the pagan Roman celebrations honoring Saturnus (Harvest God) and Mithras (Ancient God of Light). The day of this celebrations came just after the winter solstice, that is the shortest day of the year in the northern hemisphere. The celebrations were to make known that winter is not forever. It was a form of worshiping the sun.

Jesus was born nearly 2000 years ago. To the Christians, Jesus is the Son of God and the Savior/Saviour of the world. The Christians believe that He came to die for our sins so that we may go to heaven.

WHAT DOES THE WORD "CHRISTMAS" MEAN?

Christmas actually comes from "Mass of Christ". It was however shortened to "Christ Mass". Sometimes the shorter version "Xmas" is also used.

 WHAT IS BOXING DAY?

Boxing Day is the day right after Christmas. This December 26 holiday is observed in England, Australia, Canada and New Zealand. It is a day of giving to the less fortunate and charitable institutions in the form of money and gifts. Some will spend the day doing volunteer work. It is called Boxing Day because it was the custom during those days for tradesmen to collect their Christmas boxes (gifts) in return for their good and reliable service throughout the year.

Today, Boxing Day is celebrated with family and friends with lots of fun, food and friendship.

WHO IS SANTA CLAUS?
Who is St. Nicholas?

CHRISTMAS SYMBOLS
Christmas is also a time where homes and malls are decorated with all kinds of decorations. Most of the decorations are symbols of Christmas. Without them, it would seem something is missing. Find out more about these symbols here.

DO ALL COUNTRIES CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS ON THE SAME DAY?
Find out more here.

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6 days till CHRISTMAS!!!!

On the 6th day of Christmas my true love game to me....

Play Santa’s On-Line Christmas Games, read Stories, Poems & Christmas Jokes, or send a letter to Santa. Santa’s Kids Zone

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7 days till CHRISTMAS!!!

On the 7th day of Christmas my true love gave to me...


Click here to have your own on-line ADVENT CALENDAR and learn more about Christmas.

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When is Thanksgiving Day?


Date of Thanksgiving Day varies every year and several countries celebrate it in different time of the year. Given here is information on Thanksgiving Day date in US and Canada for the past, present and coming years. 

When is Thanksgiving Day in USA?
Thanksgiving Day finds its roots in America. It is celebrated with lot of fervor and euphoria on the fourth Thursday in the month of November (in 2011 - November 24). For the people in US Thanksgiving is a time for merrymaking, shopping, family reunion, feasts and family dinners. People also take time to thank God for his constant grace and for all the material possessions man enjoys. For many Thanksgiving is also the time to thank near and dear ones and being grateful for their kindness.

When is Thanksgiving Day in Canada?
Thanksgiving Day in Canada is, however, celebrated on the second Monday in the month of October (in 2011 - October 10) every year. Canada celebrates Thanksgiving Day a month earlier because autumn season starts early in Canada than in America. 

Thanksgiving Day Symbols:



Cornucopia
Cornucopia is the most common symbol of a harvest festival. A Horn shaped container, it is filled with abundance of the Earth’s harvest. It is also known as the ’horn of plenty’. The traditional cornucopia was a curved goat’s horn filled to brim with fruits and grains. According to Greek legend, Amalthea (a goat) broke one of her horns and offered it to Greek God Zeus as a sign of reverence. As a sign of gratitude, Zeus later set the goat’s image in the sky also known as constellation Capricorn.


Turkey
The celebration of Thanksgiving will be incomplete without the legendary Turkey. It derives its name from the ’turk turk’ sounds it makes when scared. Turkey was at one time being considered as the national symbol of America. Benjamin Franklin felt that turkey was the right choice because it was a good runner and had a sharp sight. A bald eagle later became the national symbol of America. 
The famous ’Turkey’ adorns the table of every household as a main course during the celebration. The customary dinner reminds of the ’Four Wild Turkeys’ served at the ’First Thanksgiving Feast’.     
                                                            
Pumpkin
Another modern staple at almost every Thanksgiving table is the customary ’Pumpkin Pie’. It is not sure whether pumpkin was one of the dishes in the first thanksgiving dinner. Pilgrims probably made a pumpkin dish sweetened with honey or syrup. They were however a part of all traditional meals long before the arrival of pilgrims. Pumpkin leaves were also used as salads. According to historians, other seasonal vegetables included squash. People at that time were not particularly fond of vegetables, they were mostly meat eaters. Pumpkin is one of the important symbols of the harvest festival and has been an American-favourite for over 400 years now.
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HALLOWEEN TONIGHT!!

Are you one of those fearless ones???

Click here to have a HALLORIFIC experience and check how brave you can be...


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1 day to HALLOWEEN!!!

How to play: Drag pieces of candy into the pumpkin’s mouth to see how quickly the calories climb! We’ll tell you when you’ve fed the pumpkin a day’s worth of calories. And if you get too much candy this year, consider giving it away, using it to make crafts, or even experimenting on it!

                                 

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2 days to HALLOWEEN!!!

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OUR 2nd PUMPKIN CONTEST

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Our 2nd Pumpkin Contest has been a TERRIFIC SUCCESS!!

Your imagination goes beyond the carving itself!!

Now...

...have a SUPER-ULTRA-SPOOKY-HALLOWEEN!!!

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3 days to HALLOWEEN!!!

Help the kids find their way to the house...  PLAY THE GAME

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4 days to HALLOWEEN!!!

To have fun

Q. What do you call two witches living together?

A. Broommates.

Q. What is a Mummie’s favourite type of music?

A. Wrap!

Q. Why didn’t the skeleton go to the halloween party?

A. Because he had no body to go with.


Find out more jokes on:

http://www.halloween.com/halloween-jokes-1.php

Visit the following websites and enjoy yourself:

      http://www.blackdog.net/holiday/halloween/

5 days to HALLOWEEN!!!!

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Dare you enter the Haunted House?

I spy with my little eye something beginning with ... in the Haunted House... CLICK HERE TO PLAY

and carry on having fun in with all the Halloween activities of the BRITISH COUNCIL.

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6 days to HALLOWEEN!!!

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How much do you know about Halloween already?

Learn more and test your knowledge by doing the task proposed in this HALLOWEEN WEBQUEST created just for you.


7 days to HALLOWEEN!!!

Click on the image to watch a kids Halloween video and answer to a few questions about it.

 

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8 days to HALLOWEEN!!!

 
Halloween es una fiesta de la cultura anglosajona que se celebra en la noche del día 31 de octubre.
Sus orígenes se remontan a los celtas, hace más de 2.500 años, cuando el año celta terminaba al final del verano, el día 31 de octubre de nuestro calendario (Samhain). El ganado era llevado de los prados a los establos para el invierno. Ese último día, se suponía que los espíritus podían salir de los cementerios y apoderarse de los cuerpos de los vivos para resucitar, pedirles alimentos y maldecirles. Les hacían víctimas de conjuros si no accedían a sus peticiones: me das algo o te hago una travesura, que es la traducción de "Trick or Treat" (Truco o Trato).

Para evitarlo, los poblados celtas ensuciaban las casas y las "decoraban" con huesos, calaveras y demás cosas desagradables, de forma que los muertos pasaran de largo asustados. De ahí viene la tradición de decorar con motivos siniestros las casas en la actual víspera de todos los santos y también los disfraces. Es así pues una fiesta asociada a la venida de los dioses paganos a la vida.
La iglesia de Roma decidió convertir la festividad al catolicismo. Se instituyó el 1 de noviembre como el Día de Todos los Santos, que en Inglaterra se denominó "All Hallows’ Day", y la noche anterior "All Hallows’ Eve" que posteriormente derivó en  "Halloween".

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La fiesta fue exportada a los Estados Unidos por emigrantes europeos en el siglo XIX, hacia 1846. Sin embargo no comenzó a celebrarse masivamente hasta 1921. Ese año se celebró el primer desfile de Halloween en Minnesota y luego le siguieron otros estados. La internacionalización de Halloween se produjo a finales de los años 70 y principios de los 80 gracias al cine y a las series de televisión.

En la actualidad los niños se disfrazan para la ocasión y pasean por las calles pidiendo dulces de puerta en puerta. Después de llamar a la puerta los niños pronuncian la frase "Truco o trato". Si los adultos les dan caramelos, dinero o cualquier otro tipo de recompensa, se interpreta que han aceptado el trato. Si por el contrario se niegan, los chicos les gastarán una pequeña broma.

Halloween es una fiesta basada en el miedo, la muerte, los muertos vivientes, la magia negra y los monstruos místicos. Los "personajes" que se suelen asociar a Halloween incluyen a los fantasmas, las brujas, los gatos negros, los trasgos, los banshees, los zombis y los demonios, así como ciertas figuras literarias como Drácula y el monstruo de Frankenstein.
Los celtas solían disfrazarse con pieles de animales el 31 de octubre y así no ser descubiertos por los espíritus que, según ellos, esa noche recobraban vida. De ahí la costumbre actual de disfrazarse ese día. Los colores tradicionales de Halloween son el negro de la noche y el naranja de las primeras luces del día. Los símbolos de Halloween también incluyen elementos otoñales como las calabazas y los espantapájaros.

 

Pequerecetas para Halloween

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