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HISTORIC CELEBRATION: CHINA'S LANTERN FESTIVAL

China’s Lantern Festival is the first important festival to be held after the New Year. It began over 2,000 years ago, at the beginning of the Han Dynasty. 132 more words

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MARCH TRADITION: LIONS & LAMBS

“If March comes in like a lion, it will go out like a lamb.” March being the turbulent month that it is, weather wise, this old saying often holds true in the Northern hemisphere, as does its reverse, “If March comes in like a lamb, it will go out like a lion.” 84 more words

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HISTORIC MARCH CELEBRATIONS & EVENTS

Here are some March celebrations and events with histories kids might like to investigate.

St. David’s Day (March 1st, Wales)
Adowa Day (March 2nd, Ethiopia) 193 more words

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TRIVIA TRAIL: THAT FAMOUS OLD STORY OPENING

Question: Did the clichéd old story opening, “It was a dark and stormy night”, ever actually appear in a book?
Answer: Yes. The 1830 novel… 65 more words

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HISTORY TIDBIT: CUPCAKES

Today is the day people can support their local SPCA and Humane Societies by purchasing cupcakes.
There are two theories as to how cupcakes came to be called cupcakes. 74 more words

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HISTORY LURE: JIGSAW PUZZLES

Kids who like doing puzzles might like history too if they get to put together a picture of it. From a 12-piece dinosaur puzzle or 30-piece pirate ship puzzle to a 500-piece medieval castle or 1,000-piece Viking village, historic jigsaw puzzle recreations can be found in most quality toy shops. 165 more words

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