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Famous quotations on love

Famous quotations on love

• Where there is love there is life. Mahatma Gandhi — Там, где есть любовь, там есть жизнь. Махатма Ганди
• We are all born for love. It is the principle of existence, and its only end. Benjamin Disraeli — Мы все рождены для любви. Это принцип существования, и его единственная цель. Бенджамин Дизраэли

• Without love, the world itself would not survive. Lope de Vega — Без любви, мир сам по себе не выживет. Лопе де Вега

• Life is the flower for which love is the honey. Victor Hugo — Жизнь – это цветок, для которого любовь есть нектар. Виктор Гюго

• Take away love, and our earth is a tomb. Robert Browning — Уберите любовь, и наша земля — могила. Роберт Браунинг
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Happy Birthday, America!

Independence Day
Independence Day is the most important American holiday. United States of America were born on July 4, 1776 when the Declaration of Independence was signed and America started the fight for freedom from British rule.
Before this date, the King of England, George III, ruled the thirteen colonies in America.
In 1767, the British government placed new taxes on tea and paper that the colonists imported from abroad. The colorists got angry and refused to pay. George III sent soldiers to keep order.
In 1772, a group of colonists dressed up as Indians threw 542 chests of tea belonging to the East India Company into the waters of Boston harbor – it was so called Boston tea party. King George didn’t think it was funny and closed Boston harbor until the tea was paid for.
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When in Rome do as the Romans do


One wise man said that no man should travel until he has learned the language of the country he visits. True, isn’t it? However, we sometimes realise, to our great astonishment, that the knowledge of the language is not enough. Every country has its customs. Different nations can behave differently in the same situations. Let’s be polite travellers. Let’s respect the customs of the country we are in. Let’s not forget the proverb: “When in Rome do as the Romans do.»
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All Fools Day

All Fools Day
The first of April, some do say,
Is set apart for All Fool’s Day.
But why the people call it so
Nor I nor they themselves do know.
Poor Robin’s Almanac, 1760

Who Was the First Fool?
Who started it? Did the first fools come from France, England, Sweden or India? The truth is lost in the mists of time.
Some blame it on the French when they adopted a new calendar in 546 that moved the New Year up from April 1st to January 1st. Those who did not get the word in time and continued to celebrate the New Year on April 1st became known as April Fools.
Others argue that the modern April Fools’ Day began in many parts of the world at the same time, in celebration of the spring equinox.
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Thanksgiving day

Thanksgiving day

One day is there of the series
Termed Thanksgiving day,
Celebrated part at table,
Part in memory.
E. Dickinson

Every year on the fourth Thursday in November, Americans celebrate a purely American holiday called Thanksgiving Day. This is a day for family reunions. American families meet for a special dinner, usually with turkey, cranberry sauce, pumpkin and pies. They give thanks to God for the past year, and remember the first harvest of the first English settlers of the Plymouth colony in 1621.
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Halloween — History, Customs, Traditions

Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween

HALLOWEEN is a festival that takes place on October 31. Though it is not a public holiday, it is very dear to those who celebrate it, especially to children and teenagers. This day was originally called All Hallow’s Eve because it fell on the eve of All Saints Day. The name was later shortened to Halloween. According to old believe Halloween is the time, when the veil between the living and the dead is partially lifted, and witches, ghosts and other supernatural beings are about. Now children celebrate Halloween in unusual costumes and masks. It is a festival of merrymaking, superstitious spells, fortunetelling, traditional games and pranks. Halloween is a time for fun.
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