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Vinalia urbana

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The Vinalia /vɪˈneɪliə/ were Roman festivals celebrating the wine harvest. The first Vinalia, held on 23 April, was also known as the Vinalia urbana. The Vinalia urbana was celebrated by drinking last year’s wine, while asking the blessings of Venus and Jupiter for good weather until the next harvest. The Vinalia rustica followed on 19 …

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Winter Nights

Winter Nights

Winter Nights was originally a time of year in medieval Scandinavia called “vetrnætr” which probably meant “the three days which begin the winter season”. Traditionally sacrifices, the “” and the “”, were made to celebrate the harvest and to ensure a good new harvest for the next year.

US Thanksgiving

There are several different holidays that have “thanksgiving” in their name. All of them are essentially a form of harvest festival revolving around gratitude towards something and enjoying the results of done labour.

Labor Thanksgiving Day

Labor Thanksgiving Day

There are several different holidays that have “thanksgiving” in their name. All of them are essentially a form of harvest festival revolving around gratitude towards something as well as enjoying the results of done labour.

All Souls Day

All Souls Day

Celebrated every year on November 2. In the time of harvest festivals, is a almost common world wide tradition. So of course Christianity had to have their own holiday too. All Souls Day is celebrated differently everywhere. The basic is usually to light candles for the dead. Some combine the use of candles with going …

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Halloween

About Halloween

Halloween is celebrated every year on October 31. Sadly, we must start this story with the elimination of some misconceptions. In contrary to belief Halloween is not an original American holiday. Halloween is not even merely a copy of . Halloween has no roots in Christianity. Halloween has no roots in satanism either. Which is …

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Canadian Thanksgiving

There are several different holidays that have “thanksgiving” in their name. All of them are essentially a form of harvest festival revolving around gratitude towards something and enjoying the results of done labour.