Today's Holiday Today's Holiday is a free service of garden024.com http://garden024.com en-us Farlex, Inc. Sat, 7 Mar 2020 05:00:00 GMT 360 Today's Holiday http://garden024.com http://img.tfd.com/modules/thm_holidays.png 120 60 Sat, 7 Mar 2020 05:00:00 GMT Today's Holiday http://encyclopedia2.garden024.com/Bal+du+Rat+Mort //encyclopedia2.garden024.com/Bal+du+Rat+Mort#2020 A huge carnival and ball, Bal du Rat Mort is concentrated in the casino of Ostende, Belgium, but also spread out all over the town. The carnival began at the end of the 19th century, launched by members of the Oostende Art and Philanthropic Circle (Circle Coecilia) who named the affair for a café on Montmartre (a hilly part of northern Paris, home to many artists) where they had whiled away pleasant hours. People are masked at the ball, and there's a competition for the best costume.
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Fri, 6 Mar 2020 05:00:00 GMT Today's Holiday http://encyclopedia2.garden024.com/Amalaka+Ekadashi //encyclopedia2.garden024.com/Amalaka+Ekadashi#2020 Among Hindus, who respect all animate and inanimate things because they are manifestations of the Universal Spirit, this is a day for worshipping the Amalaka tree, where Vishnu is believed to live. An Amalaka tree is ceremonially bathed and watered, a fast is observed, and Brahmans are given gifts. Amalaka Ekadashi also marks the beginning of the Holi or spring festival in India, where people splash each other with colored water and red powder and indulge in eating and drinking.
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Thu, 5 Mar 2020 05:00:00 GMT Today's Holiday http://encyclopedia2.garden024.com/Boston+Massacre+Day //encyclopedia2.garden024.com/Boston+Massacre+Day#2020 Among the Aztec Indians of Mexico, Xipe Totec was a god of war. The observance of his festival took place in March according to the Gregorian calendar. Xipe Totec was often referred to as "Our Lord the Flayed One" (or, "the Flayer"), and images of him show the god wearing a human skin. The Festival was an occasion for Aztec warriors to mimic the god. They killed their prisoners of war and removed their skins from their bodies. They would then wear these skins for the entire 20-day month and hold mock battles, after which they would discard the now-rotting skins into caves or bury them.
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