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The evergreen fir tree has traditionally been used to celebrate winter festivals (pagan and Christian) for thousands of years. Pagans used branches of it to decorate their homes during the winter solstice, as it made them think of the spring to come. The Romans used Fir Trees to decorate their temples at the festival of Saturnalia. Christians use it as a sign of everlasting life with God.
The History of Christmas Trees. The evergreen fir tree has traditionally been used to celebrate winter festivals (pagan and Christian) for thousands of years. Pagans used branches of it to decorate their homes during the winter solstice, as it made them think of the spring to come.
Christmas crackers are a traditional Christmas favorite in the.They were first made in about 1845-1850 by a London sweet maker called Tom Smith. He had seen the French 'bon bon' sweets (almonds wrapped in pretty paper). He came back to London and tried selling sweets like that in England and also included a small motto or riddle in with the sweet. But they didn't sell very well. However, one night, while he was sitting in front of his log fire, he became very interested by the sparks and cracks coming from the fire. Suddenly, he thought what a fun idea it would be, if his sweets and toys could be opened with a crack when their fancy wrappers were pulled in half.
A king cake is a type of cake associated in a number of countries with the festival of Epiphany at the end of the Christmas season; in other places, it is associated with the pre-Lenten celebrations of Mari Grass/Carnival. Chemotherapy is scientifically known as Cannon Cherimola. Cherimoya is among the healthiest fruit with high nutrition. ... It is effective against cancer due to its rich antioxidant content. ... Also, cherimoya is rich in fiber; it cleanses toxic from colon and liver.
Italy, slightly larger than Arizona, is a long peninsula shaped like a boot, surrounded on the west by the Tyrrhenian Sea and on the east by the Adriatic. It is bounded by France, Switzerland, Austria, and Slovenia to the north. The Apennine Mountains form the peninsula's backbone; the Alps form its northern boundary.
In Italian folklore, Befana is an old woman who delivers gifts to children throughout Italy on Epiphany Eve in a similar way to St Nicholas or Santa Claus. The legend of Befana began thousands of years ago and remains to this day a tradition practised by Italian children and their families. As the story goes, one day, the three Magi left their country bearing special gifts of gold, incense and myrrh for the new-born Jesus Christ. They were guided by a star across many countries. At every village that they passed, people ran to meet them and accompany them in their journey. But there was one old woman who did not join the Magi. She claimed to be too busy with her housework and promised to join them later when she had time. The next day, she realized her mistake and frantically ran after the Magi with gifts for the child, still clutching her broom. But it was too late – the Magi were long gone.
Sweden's flag was adopted on June 22, 1906, but its design is hundreds of years old (it probably dates from 1521). The Swedish flag is blue with a golden-yellow Scandinavian cross. The colors are derived from the Swedish national arms and the design is from the Danish flag.
Gingerbread refers to a broad category of baked goods, typically flavored with ginger, cloves, nutmeg or cinnamon and sweetened with honey, sugar or molasses.
The colors of the Polish flag are based on the colors of the national coat of arms which is a white eagle on a red shield and dates back to 13th century. The red symbolizes the blood shed in the country's fight for independence and the white symbolizes peace.
The flag of Russia is a tricolor flag consisting of three equal horizontal fields: white on the top, blue in the middle and red on the bottom. The flag was first used as an ensign for Russian merchant ships and became official as the flag of the Tsardom of Russia in 1696.The official name for Russia is the Russian Federation. Russia shares borders with many countries, including China, Ukraine, North Korea and Norway. In terms of land area, Russia is the largest country in the world. At the beginning of 2013, Russia was estimated to have a population of around 143 million.
The official name of for Mexico is the United Mexican States. Mexico is the 11th most populated country in the world with around 117 million people (as of July 2012). Mexico is the 14th largest country by land area. There are 31 states in Mexico as well as the capital city (Mexico City).
The United States of America is also called the USA, US, United States or sometimes America. On July 4, 1776, the Declaration of Independence was issued, establishing the United States of America. The US is the 4th largest country in the world by land area and 3rd by population.

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