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The Winter Solstice — A short day that's long on celebrations

The winter solstice is upon us, marking the first day of astronomical winter, the shortest day of the year and the longest night. For six months, the days have grown shorter and the nights longer in the Northern Hemisphere, but now it will reverse itself.

New Year popular traditions and superstitions in Chile

In Chile a variety of conjures and superstitions are supposed to increase the prospects of having a successful New Year. Some folks in the city of Talca spend the night and have dinner with their deceased relatives at the local cemetery.

Photo Essay: Christmas in Russia Special

Samara - My first Christmas spent away from America was in Samara, Russia where I lived with a Russian family while teaching English and learning about Russia's holiday traditions.

A day with dad: Father's Day traditions from two families Special

Mississauga - For Scott Leamon, spending Father's Day could be summarized in three simple words: "It was great." A new dad to twins, the day started off spending time in solitude with his wife Allison and their children, as the four snuggled up for a nap.

Op-Ed: Always remember Independence Day

Baker City - July 4, 1776 is one of the most important dates in American history. It was a moment defined by celebration, patriotism and the birth of a new nation that would change the world we know today.

Food, dance, folklore at Chile’s bicentennial celebration Special

Santiago - Four days lasted the bicentennial celebrations of the independence which Chileans commemorated with sport events, patriotic parades, traditional dances, typical food and beverages, and tributes to the 33 miners still trapped 700 meters underground.

Op-Ed: The Best Place in the World to Experience Christmas

There is one place in the world that gives meaning to the way Christmas is celebrated and how tradition is kept for the next and succeeding generations. That place is the only Christian country in Southeast Asia.

A Job For A Man Of Iron - And This One Uses His Left Foot

CAIRO (dpa) - In Egypt, taking in ironing for a living is a job for real men - and in a city famous for colourful characters, one Cairene has really "put his foot down". Mostafa Mohammed Safiha, 63, uses his left foot to do the ironing. It's a famil...
 

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The annual Carolina Cup held in Camden South Carolina each spring  features both steeple chase and f...
The annual Carolina Cup held in Camden South Carolina each spring, features both steeple chase and flat horse races.
The annual Carolina Cup held in Camden South Carolina each spring  features both steeple chase and f...
The annual Carolina Cup held in Camden South Carolina each spring, features both steeple chase and flat horse races.
Cup goers await the first race of the day.
Cup goers await the first race of the day.
One tail gate stepped it up a notch with a portable propane grill for their grilling pleasure.
One tail gate stepped it up a notch with a portable propane grill for their grilling pleasure.
The Christmas pickle ornament
The Christmas pickle ornament
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The annual Carolina Cup held in Camden South Carolina each spring  features both steeple chase and f...
The annual Carolina Cup held in Camden South Carolina each spring, features both steeple chase and flat horse races.
Food  a staple at the Cup  right along side beer  wine and mixed drinks.
Food, a staple at the Cup, right along side beer, wine and mixed drinks.

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