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St. Patrick’s Day

The Feast of Saint Patrick is a cultural and religious festival in honor of the patron saint of Eire (Ireland). On March 17th of each year, the Irish and everyone who wants to be Irish get into a celebrative mood

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Doll Festival

Hina Matsuri (Doll Festival) is celebrated in Japan on March 3rd. It is also called Girls Day, or Peach Festival (Momo no Sekku). As early as February, people display a set of ornamental dolls in public places and in homes

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Setsubun Festival

Setsubun is a Japanese festival celebrated on February 3rd which is the day before the first day of spring. This festival generally precedes the Lunar New Year. Thus, it was also referred to as New Year’s Eve in the ancient

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New Year

I had time today to write about what we did in my Saturday KG-ESL class. But why am I feeling the sudden impulse to throw these ideas out into the open? Well, first of all, this isn’t some well-guarded secret

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Star Festival

Tanabata is a Star Festival celebrated every year on July 7 (or August 7 in other places). It traces its origins to a legend that the Cowherd Star (Altair) and Weaver Star (Vega), lovers separated by the Milky Way, are

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