Kobe Bryant Day

Kobe Bryant Day is an unofficial holiday honoring basketball player Kobe Bryant. The official date for the Kobe Bryant Day is August 24th. This date coincides with the two jersey numbers that Kobe Bryant wore during his career with the Lakers, 8 and 24. Kobe Bryant is an unofficial holiday …

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Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween – What Does It Mean? Halloween is a holiday that is recognized around the world on the 31st of October. Many people use the words “Happy Halloween” to describe the joy the celebration brings to those who chose to participate. It is also a wish for others to …

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Why is Halloween Celebrated?

Halloween is an international holiday that is annually celebrated the 31st of October. It is a holiday that derives its origins from Ireland. The Celts are thought to be the first people that practiced traditions similar to how we view Halloween. Their religious holiday was known as Samhain. Halloween today …

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The Taj Mahal

The Taj Mahal is an ivory white mausoleum constructed from marble, sited on the banks of the Yamuna River in Agra, India. In 1632, the Emperor Shah Jahan commissioned the mausoleum as a final resting place for his favored wife, Mumtaz Mahal. The Taj Mahal stands as a centerpiece for …

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Cairo Citadel

  The Cairo Citadel is a medieval fortification of Islamic origin located in Cairo, Egypt. The location of the citadel is on a hill near the middle of Cairo and is renowned for the grand view of the city. The citadel today is a protected historical area that is home …

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The Ely Cathedral

  The Ely Cathedral was established as an Abbey Church in 672 by St. Etheldreda. The cathedral was not granted official cathedral status until 1109. The church started out as the Church of St. Peter and St. Etheldreda, but after the reformation the church established itself as a cathedral and …

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Cluny Abbey

  The Cluny Abbey is an ex Benedictine monastery found in France. The abbey is dedicated to St. Peter. The abbey was constructed in the Romanesque style with 3 churches constructed during the 4th century to the 12th century. The basilica was one of the largest until St. Peter’s Basilica …

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Great Barrier Reef

The Great Barrier Reef is an Australian natural wonder. In addition to being an Australian wonder, the Great Barrier Reef is highly regarded as one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World. The Great Barrier Reef is larger than the famed Wall of China and is the only living …

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