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Carnival Around the World

Carnival is a festive season recognised by Christians in many countries around the world, which occurs during the pre-Lent period in February or March known as Shrovetide. Typically, carnival celebrations will include a parade or street party, complete with costumes and the consumption of food and alcohol.

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Christmas in English Speaking Countries

Christmas is an important annual festival, which is celebrated throughout the English-speaking world, and used to commemorate the birth of Jesus Christ. However, while it is a religious festival at its core, it has its own symbolism and imagery as well, with children often believing in an imaginary figure called Santa Claus, who brings gifts or presents. Here, we take a look at the way in which Christmas is celebrated in different English-speaking countries.

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Celebrating Christmas In Spanish Speaking Countries

Christmas comes but once a year and it comes to different countries on different days. For example Greece and Russia follow the old, Orthodox calendar so Christmas comes about a fortnight later than in countries which use the Gregorian calendar. In many countries the main Christmas festivities may be on a day other than Christmas Day itself. This is often true of Spanish-speaking countries, which have a huge variety of festive traditions.

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