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The 12 Facts of Christmas

Posted by on Dec 22, 2010 in Interesting Facts | 0 comments

I’ve always assumed that the “12 days of christmas” was some sort of countdown to the launch of christmas day. Turns out I’m flat wrong about that. In fact, Christmas day on December 25th is only the first day of the twelve days worth of celebrations in Christianity, which has special events going on until January 6th. What happens...

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FACT: Diwali is the Hindu festival of lights

Posted by on Oct 17, 2009 in Interesting Facts | 1 comment

Starting today, and for the next five days, people of the Hindu religion will be celebrating Diwali. This is the biggest annual celebration in south Asia. The festival is about a triumph of good over evil, lightness over dark, and my personal favourite; knowledge over ignorance. The mythology behind Diwali is two stories of the defeat of demons. First up...

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