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dimecres, 28 d’octubre de 2015

HALLOWEEN IS HERE!!!






Halloween is a holiday celebrated on the night of October 31st. The word Halloween is a shortening of All Hallows’ Evening also known as Hallowe’en or All Hallows’ Eve.
Traditional activities include trick-or-treating, bonfires, costume parties, visiting “haunted houses” and carving jack-o-lanterns. Irish and Scottish immigrants carried versions of the tradition to North America in the nineteenth century. Other western countries embraced the holiday in the late twentieth century including Ireland, the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico and the United Kingdom as well as of Australia and New Zealand.
Halloween has its origins in the ancient Celtic festival known as Samhain (pronounced “sah-win”).
The festival of Samhain is a celebration of the end of the harvest season in Gaelic culture. Samhain was a time used by the ancient pagans to take stock of supplies and prepare for winter. The ancient Gaels believed that on October 31, the boundaries between the worlds of the living and the dead overlapped and the deceased would come back to life and cause havoc such as sickness or damaged crops.
The festival would frequently involve bonfires. It is believed that the fires attracted insects to the area which attracted bats to the area. These are additional attributes of the history of Halloween.

                   HAPPY HALLOWEEN TO YOU ALL!!!
                           
                                           BOO!!!

dijous, 11 de juny de 2015

Have a deserved and happy summer


Summer is here.
School is over.
Take these long days of relax and joy.
Have a lovely summer and...

CU in September!!!


dijous, 23 d’abril de 2015

ST GEORGE' S DAY

St. George's Day



St George's Day is celebrated both in Catalonia and England.


Traditionally St Jordi is Catalunya's version of Valentine's day and is a one day festival of romance, roses and books all inspired by the legend of Saint George on 23rd April every year. St Jordi is the patron saint of Catalonia. The legend of Saint George, which you probably have heard, is that he slew a dragon to save a princess-and then plucked a red rose for the princess from a rose bush, which had sprouted on the exact spot, where the dragon's red blood had spilled.

Regarding England, St George is the patron saint of England and a traditional custom on St George's day is to wear a red rose in one's lapel, though this is no longer widely practised. Another custom is to fly or adorn the St George's Cross flag, the flag of England, in some way: pubs in particular can be seen on 23 April festooned with garlands of St George's crosses.




dissabte, 7 de febrer de 2015

February festivities

Valentine's Day - February 14
        
Kaboose - history and activities
        Cards, coupons, trivia, and more from Kids Turn Central
        Valentine's Day activities from Alphabet Soup
        Valentine's Day info from Sunnie Bunniezz
        Web sites, activities, games, lessons - Mrs. Mitchell
        Lots of activities from 123child


Mardi Gras -  February 13
       Mardi Gras from Holidays.net
       DLTK Facts, games, crafts 
       Mr. Donn's site - http://holidays.pppst.com/mardigras.html
       Projects - http://home.howstuffworks.com/mardi-gras-crafts.htm
       Projects - http://familycrafts.about.com/od/mardigrasprojects/
       Future Dates - http://www.mardigrasneworleans.com/mgdates.html