Calendar for today - September 23rd, 2021

  • Sunrise 6:42 AM
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  • Moonset 9:11 AM
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Day of the year: 266, Week of the year: 38

The second Monday of October in the United States is a federal holiday celebrating one of the most important moments in the history of Americas – Christopher Columbus’s first arrival to the new continent. The holiday is also observed under different names in other countries: Argentina, Colombia, Peru,...

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Cats or dogs? An eternal dilemma of pet lovers – some of them prefer dogs, others love cats, and some even worship them as if they lived in ancient Egypt. Yes, the Egyptians literally did worship cats, and more specifically the Bastet goddess depicted as a cat-headed woman. This shows how long-time humane...

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Halloween is an extremely popular holiday in the United States, especially loved by kids and teenagers. Its popularity is also rapidly growing in other countries, and this increase can be noticed year by year.

The celebration can be observed on the last day of October – the eve of All Hallows’ Day,...

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November 11 is an important date in many countries. On this day in 1918 an armistice was concluded and World War I officially ended. Many countries celebrate the anniversary of that moment as Remembrance Day, Armistice Day or Independence Day. In the United States November 11 is known as Veterans Day.

Veterans...

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Many countries, cultures or religions have their own ceremonies after harvests. In some nations it is a long-lasting tradition. For example, during the English Reformation some Puritans wanted to implement Days of Thanksgiving instead of some church holidays. That tradition was carried by them to the...

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