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All Saints Day 2014 (Halottak Napja)

All saints day (Halottak Napja) which translates as “the day of the dead” or “the day of remembrance.”

All Saints’ Day is a celebration of all Christian saints, particularly those who have no special feast days of their own, in many Roman Catholic, Anglican and Protestant churches. 547 more words


The National Holiday, 1st-7th October

Despite hearing many a horror story about the hoardes of people travelling around China during the National holiday we were still adamant that we would get out of Beijing in order to make the most of our time here whilst we have our visas! 721 more words

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A picture I took during an earlier demonstration is today’s picture due to National Holiday in Greece.

Greeks in October 1940 blocked Italian army from invading in Greece. 19 more words


Not only did the clock turn back an hour to welcome the begin of winter time but it is also the Austrian National Holiday. Vienna celebrated their independency that was regained on this day in 1955. 90 more words



Disclaimer: this post has lots of words and pictures.

Since the honeymoon phase of moving to China is over I’ve developed a love/hate relationship with this country. 1,178 more words


Stumbling Upon a Country

I created our route south through Belgium based on the ‘prettiness’ ratings villages had received online. I expected (as its neighbour Germany) flowerboxes, profuse gardens around handkerchief lawns, paned windows with functional shutters and verdant verges. 241 more words


Columbus, a lost sociopath, and an American hero?

This month, Columbus day was celebrated in the US. This national holiday was officially declared in 1937, despite many protests on the contrary. The first unofficial celebration of the day in the US was in 1792, in New York to commemorate the 300 years of the American arrival. 474 more words