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What is Ramadan? Here’s What You Need to Know About the Muslims’ Holy Month
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What is Ramadan? Here’s What You Need to Know About the Muslims’ Holy Month

Ramadan is a holy month for Muslims all over the world. The ninth month of the Islamic calendar is one of the most important times for Muslims.If you are not familiar with Ramadan, here's what you need to know about Ramadan and why is it so important for Muslims.What is Ramadan?Muslims won't eat or drink between dawn and sunset during Ramadan (image: Pixabay)Ramadan is a holy month for Muslims where they won't eat or drink and will be required to abstain from intimacy, between fajr (dawn) and maghrib (sunset) for the whole month. This practice is what we know as fasting.Muslims are also encouraged to give up bad habits during Ramadan, as well as do more prayer and good deeds, such as reading the Qur'an (holy book of Muslims), spending time with family and friends, and ...
The Real History of Thanksgiving That You NEED to Know
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The Real History of Thanksgiving That You NEED to Know

Thanksgiving is a holiday that is celebrated by Americans every fourth Thursday of November. Typically, people will host a Thanksgiving dinner where foods like turkey, potatoes, cranberries, and stuffing are served.Like the name, people will share about things that they are most grateful for from the previous year over dinner. Some people also celebrate it by watching Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.However, there is a whole different story behind this festive holiday. So now, let's check out the real history behind Thanksgiving!The First Thanksgiving CelebrationAccording to historians, the first celebration of Thanksgiving took place in 1621. At that time, the Mayflower pilgrims who founded the Plymouth Colony sat down for a three-day meal with the Wampanoag. ...
LOSE A GAME AND YOU WILL DIE : The Story Of Wyoming’s All Stars Baseball Team
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LOSE A GAME AND YOU WILL DIE : The Story Of Wyoming’s All Stars Baseball Team

You know how we have a phrase of do or die? Yeah that phrase was through literally for the baseball team of Wyoming prison inmates.The all stars where a baseball team from the Wyoming state prison comprising of death row inmates. The terms where that as long as they stayed winning coma they could live.In an absurd event, the all star team played their first game on July 18th, 1911 with a 12 man roster that included three rapists, a forger, five thieves and three killers.Led by the 4 player and their captain coma Joseph Seng, who was convicted for murder of his lover's husband, the all star were a team that won all of their matches that they played, in which the lives depended on literally.Wyoming all star baseball teamIt should be noted that this event occurred dur...
TOP FUN FACTS ABOUT THANKSGIVING YOU DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT!
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TOP FUN FACTS ABOUT THANKSGIVING YOU DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT!

Thanksgiving is here and people are celebrating this holiday with friends and family. Typically, people would have a Thanksgiving dinner even though we must agree that Thanksgiving is more about spending time with the people we love than what we have on the table.Thanksgiving is one of many holidays that is celebrated widely across the world. Although we have certain images in our heads when it comes to Thanksgiving, there are some facts about this holiday that might not all of us know of.Here are some top fun facts about Thanksgiving that you didn't know about!21% of people who hosted Thanksgiving dinners admit that they pretended to enjoy it.40% of millennials would rather give up sex for a month than be responsible for cooking Thanksgiving dinner.73% of people agree tha...
What is Diwali? Let’s Get To Know One of The Biggest Celebration in India
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What is Diwali? Let’s Get To Know One of The Biggest Celebration in India

This year, the Diwali celebration falls on November 4. Diwali is one of the biggest celebrations in India. Also known as the festival of lights, this festival is a time for religious rituals for the people of Hindu, Buddhist, Jain, and Sikh beliefs.For you guys who don't know yet about this festival, let's get to know about Diwali. Who knows, you might get to experience it next time you visit India. Check it out!What is Diwali?The name "Diwali" comes from the Sanskrit word Deepavali that has the meaning of "row of lights". This festival celebrates the victory of light over darkness, good over evil, as well as knowledge over ignorance.People would gather with friends and family and decorate their homes with rangoli (or also known as kolam in some regions). Rangoli is a...
The Real History of Halloween
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The Real History of Halloween

Halloween is finally here! What is your favorite activity to do on Halloween? Is it wearing costumes? Or carving pumpkins? Or maybe trick-or-treating?Halloween celebrations are always fun no matter how old you are. But have you ever wondered, how did all of this start? Here we have for you the real history of Halloween and why it is celebrated. Check it out!Why October 31st?Halloween is celebrated annually on October 31stAs we all know, Halloween is celebrated on October 31. The word "Halloween" itself means "hallowed evening". Previously, this term was known to early Europeans as All Hallows' Eve.This day is celebrated to pay homage to saints, along with All Saints' Day on November 1st. The name was then shortened to "Halloween".However, until the 7th century ...
Why Do People Say HELLO?
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Why Do People Say HELLO?

Have you ever wondered why people say "Hello?" when they greet someone or pick up a phone call? Well, my random mind just did.So I looked up on the internet on why "Hello" is a common greeting in English, and in this case specifically, when you answer a phone call. Surprisingly, there was an interesting history behind this word.This word actually were not used for greetings in the first place. I know, I know. I too was like, what?According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the first published use of the word "hello" was in 1827. At that time, the word was not used as a common greeting as it is now.Originally, people in the 1830s said "hello" to attract attention. They would say, "Hello, what do you think you're doing?" where today we often replace with "Excuse me". They wo...