Bible

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Easter Triduum

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Easter Triduum (or Paschal Triduum) is a term used by some Christian churches, particularly the Roman Catholic Church, to denote, collectively, the last three days before Easter Sunday. The term was first used for this purpose at the Second Vatican … Read More

Ethnic and confessional structure of Bucharest city, Romania

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1877 177,646 people living in Bucharest. In terms of religion: Predominantly Christian, of which 132,987 (75%) Orthodox, 16,991 (10%) Roman Catholics, 5,854 (3%) Protestant, 206 Christian Armenians and 796 Lipovan (Orthodox Old Rite). Among other religions, Jews were most numerous … Read More

Boxing Week

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Boxing Week is, at least, the six-day period that starts with Boxing Day and ends with New Year’s Eve. It may also include a few days before Christmas and/or after New Year’s Day. It is not strictly a week. Many … Read More

Bebinca

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Bebinca is a dessert from Goa, India. The ingredients include eggs and coconut milk. The dish is prepared and consumed during Christmas time. Traditionally this desert is baked over a slow fire and one turns the Bebinca upside down before … Read More

Biblical Magi

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In Christian tradition the Magi, also known as the Three Wise Men, The Three Kings, or Kings from the east, are Zoroastrian judicial astrologers or magi from Ancient Persia who according to the Gospel of Matthew came “from the east … Read More

Medieval Christmas and related winter festivals

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Christmas soon outgrew the Christological controversy that created it and came to dominate the medieval calendar. The forty days before Christmas became the “forty days of St. Martin,” now Advent. The fortieth day after Christmas was Candlemas. The Egyptian Christmas … Read More

Advent calendar

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An Advent calendar is a symbol of the holy season of Advent, celebrated in December near Christmas, another holiday season. The traditional calendar consists of two pieces of cardboard on top of each other. Twenty four doors are cut out … Read More

Christmas carols

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A popular urban legend was that they were named after a little girl named Carol Poles who disappeared in 1888 in the Whitechaple district of London. According to the legend, the little girl was reported missing around Christmas and many … Read More

Boxing Day

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Observed by: Commonwealth countries Type: International, Commonwealth countries Date: The first weekday after Christmas Day Related to: St Stephen’s Day Boxing Day is a public holiday observed in many Commonwealth countries on the first day (other than Sunday) following Christmas … Read More

Brandy butter

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Brandy butter is a sweet, rich sauce, usually consumed with traditional desserts during the Christmas and New Year period in the UK. Description Brandy butter is a blend of soft dark brown sugar, unsalted butter and brandy. Refrigerated until it … Read More

Christmas in American television

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In American television, a Christmas television special is typically a one-time, half-hour program aired during the Christmas season. Some are extended episodes of currently running television series featuring the regular characters dealing with Christmas. Some specials are of a more … Read More

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