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Holidays Around the World

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Holidays Around the World
Please fasten your seat belts and get
ready for take off!

Guatemala
Greece
Greek Easter
Types of holidays in Greece
Celebration during the Holy Week
Night of Resurrection and Easter Sunday
Main types of Holidays
Religious Holidays
National Holidays
15th of August
31st of January
6th of January
Christmas
28th of October
25th of March
Local National Holidays
1st of May
Holy Week or Great Week
Great Thursday
Dye eggs, bake traditional sweet bread (tsoureki)
Church includes a symbolic representation of the crucifixion
Women decorate the Epitaph
Holy Week or Great Week
Great Friday
Day of mourning (no work, no cooking)

Service of Lamentation

Procession of the Epitaph
Holy week or Great Week
Great Saturday/Night of the Resurrection
Women prepare the traditional mayiritsa soup


Midnight Service of Resurrection

"Tsougrisma"
Easter Sunday
Spits are set to work, grills are fired up!!!

Indonesia
China

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Guatemala celebrates Día de Los Muertos
What Halloween represents in the U.S.A.
How I celebrate (What actually means to me!)
The Spring Festival
The Spring Festival is the most important festival for the Chinese.Airports, railway stations and long-distance bus stations are crowded with home returnees.
FOOD:rice, flour, chicken, duck, fish and meat, fruit, candies and kinds of nuts.
The fireworks
Types of holidays in Indonesia
There are four types:
Religious
National
International
Commemorative
Religious Holidays

The Indonesian government officially recognizes five religions:
Islam
Christian
Catholic
Buddhist
Hindu
The dates of religious holidays vary from year to year since they're based on different calendars.
Day of Silence
In Indonesia it's called Nyepi, which means quiet or silent
For Indonesia it's a public holiday.
For the Balinese, it's a day of fasting and meditation!
This year, it was celebrated on 12 March
It's going to be on the 31th March 2014
Before the Day
Major offerings are made to the demons at crossroads, very high trees, or big bridges where the Balinese Hindu believe that bad spirits are hidden there.
It's called the cleaning ceremony or Mecaru
On the Day
Lights must be kept low; no working; no entertainment; no travelling
Fasting
Everyone stays inside at their homes
Broadcast facilities in Bali are shut down for 24 hours
Airport is closed


After the Day
The day after Nyepi is known as Ngembak Geni
Families and friends gather to ask forgiveness and to perform religious rituals together
Chinese Zodiac
Rat
Ox
Tiger
Rabbit
Dragon
Snake
Horse
Goat
Monkey
Rooster
Dog
Pig
Celebrated at Midnight the night of Oct.31 till Nov.2
Decorated big altars to welcome the spirits home. Families often go to the cemeteries to go decorate or fix the graves for their departed relatives.
Honored the Death people by living big meals of food

Starts at Midnight the night of Oct. 31
Death should be feared
Offer candy (Trick-or-Treat)
Time to time Halloween has dramatically change into a candy fest with kids dress up as action heroes and teenagers expose their bodies.


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