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In a fitting finale for the International Year of Astronomy (IYA 2009), astronomers and archaeologists will celebrate the five millennia of astronomical heritage at Stonehenge, the most sophisticated stone circle in the world and amongst Europeâ€™s most important Neolithic sites.
PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Philadelphia is going all out for the New Year's four-day weekend, making it the perfect destination for families who want a kid-friendly celebration and for adults ready to party into the wee hours of 2010.
A giant straw Christmas goat in Gavle, Sweden, was burned down again this year by unknown assailants, officials said. The Local reported Saturday that all that remained of the 43-foot Gavle goat was a blackened skeleton. The newspaper reported that for decades residents have erected a traditional straw goat before Christmas in the main city square, and vandals for years have burned it to the ground. We have been so happy that he survived through Christmas Eve, which is the toughest period...
The impact Barak Obama's election as the first black U.S. president will have on the African-American holiday Kwanzaa is unclear, a filmmaker says. The Black Candle director M.K.
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The Blue Cross RiverRink at Penn's Landing, the only completely outdoor Olympic-size ice skating rink in Philadelphia, is the perfect place to spend the holidays.
With 8 inches of hail falling in parts of Nebraska this week and Arizona reaching triple digit temperatures last week, it may seem rather arbitrary to call June 20 the first day of the summer this year, aka the summer solstice.
The smell of sausages, the cheery chimes of Christmas jingles and the thud of "Klezmer rap" hang heavy in the December air as Berliners huddle around the kosher mulled wine stall. Welcome to the "Chrismukkah" market.
By Karin Strohecker BERLIN (Reuters) - The smell of sausages, the cheery chimes of Christmas jingles and the thud of "Klezmer rap" hang heavy in the December air as Berliners huddle around the kosher mulled wine stall. Welcome to the "Chrismukkah" market.
By C. Bryson Hull and Wangui Kanina NAIROBI (Reuters) - Call a holiday for any reason, by any name, and Kenyans will celebrate it.
The Summer Solstice, or "Midsummer," derived from the Latin sol (sun) and sistere (to stand still), occurs exactly when the Earth's axial tilt is most inclined towards the sun at its maximum of 23Â° 26'. This is the time when the Sun is at its highest, or most northerly, point in the sky in the Northern Hemisphere. Except in the polar regions, where daylight is continuous for many months during the spring and summer, the day on which the Summer solstice occurs is the day of the year with...
- Inward knowledge; understanding; conscience.