Nov 112014
 
Beggar's Day

Beggar’s Day is celebrated in the Netherlands on November 11th. It coincides with Martinmas, the feast of Saint Martin. Many towns build bonfires that children dance around. The children visit neighbors singing for candies and treats while carrying lanterns made from hollowed-out sugar beets and turnips. Sources: Roney, John B.. Culture and Customs of the Netherlands. Macmillan, 2009 […]

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Feb 222012
 
Veteran's Day

On the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month peace was finally reached. On November 11, 1918 World War I came to an end with the signing of an armistice. The “war to end all wars” was at an end. Known as Poppy Day, Remembrance Day (Canada), Eleven Eleven Eleven Day (Netherlands), and […]

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