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  • The Feast of Tabernacles is one of the few Jewish festivals, described in classical writers.
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  • The tablet of Canopus shows that there were two festivals of Bubastis, the great and the lesser: perhaps the lesser festival was!held at Memphis, where the quarter called Ankhto contained a temple to this goddess.
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  • Half a century later the famous Gaon Seadiah, also of Sura, issued his Siddur, in which the rubrical matter is in Arabic. Besides the Siddur, or order for Sabbaths and general use, there is the Mahzor (cycle) for festivals and fasts.
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  • In 1820 a band of flagellants appeared during a procession at Lisbon; and in the Latin countries, at the season of great festivals, one may still see brotherhoods of penitents flagellating themselves before the assembled faithful.
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  • It is in the festivals of the annual calendar that this agricultural impress is most fully manifested.
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  • The first Christians continued to observe the Jewish festivals, though in a new spirit, as commemorations of events which those festivals had foreshadowed.
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  • Thus we find dictators destined to hold the elections, to make out the list of the senate, to celebrate games, to establish festivals, and to drive the nail into the temple of Jupiter - an act of natural magic which was believed to avert pestilence.
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  • In the case of these latter, however, the mitre is worn only in the church to which the privilege is attached and on certain high festivals.
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  • According to the Roman Caeremoniale the bishop wears the mitra pretiosa on high festivals, and always during the singing of the Te Deum and the Gloria at mass.
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  • The auriphrygiata is worn during Advent, and from Septuagesima to Maundy Thursday, except on the third Sunday in Advent (Gaudete), the fourth in Lent (Laetare) and on such greater festivals as fall within this time.
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  • Two festivals are held in the town, a less important one in October, the other, on the 24th and 25th of May, unique for its gathering of gipsies who come in large numbers to do honour to the tomb of their patroness Sara, contained in the crypt below the apse.
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  • All classes high and low are fond of the religious festivals, the principal of which, the Dasahra, occurs in October, when the first harvest of the year has been secured and the second crops sown.
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  • The Sicilians claimed to be the first on whom Demeter had bestowed the gift of corn, and hence they honoured the two goddesses with many festivals.
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  • Demeter and Proserpine were worshipped together by the Athenians at the greater and less Eleusinian festivals, held in autumn and spring respectively.
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  • On occasions of festivals or pageants the balconies, the bridges, the boats, and even the facades of the houses, were hung with rich Eastern carpets or patterned textiles in gold and coloured silk.
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  • Among the Hebrews it was the third and chief of the three annual pilgrimage festivals connected respectively with the harvesting of the barley (Passover), of wheat (Pentecost), and of the vine (Tabernacles).
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  • In keeping with this, her festivals at Naxos present a double character; the one, full of mourning and sadness, represents her death or abandonment by Theseus, the other, full of joy and revelry, celebrates her awakening from sleep and marriage with Dionysus.
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  • White is also worn during the octaves of these festivals, on ordinary days (for which no special colour is provided) between Easter and Whitsuntide, at certain special masses connected with the saints falling under the above category, and at bridal masses.
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  • That the Pharaoh's skirt, sometimes decorated with a pleated golden material, should become an honorific garment, the right of wearing which was proudly recorded among the bearer's titles, is quite intelligible, but many difficulties arise when one attempts to identify the individuals represented, or to trace the evolution of ideas.2 The well-known conservatism of religious practice manifests itself in ceremonial festivals (where there is a tendency for the original religious meaning to be obscured) and among cere= the priests, and it is interesting to observe that despite the great changes in Egyptian costume in the New Kingdom the priests still kept to the simple linen skirt of earlier days (Erman, 206).
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  • On high festivals the altar is censed at vespers and lauds.
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  • For curious instances of the part played by the ass in medieval church festivals see the article Fools, Feast Of.
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  • In order to conciliate even the Moslems, who include the bulk of the great landholders and of the urban population, its representatives visit the mosques in state on festivals; grants are made for the Mecca pilgrimage; and even the howling Dervishes in Serajevo are maintained by the state.
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  • In the West the custom, long universal, of marking the seasons of the ecclesiastical year and the more prominent fasts and festivals by the colour of the vestments of clergy and altar dates, approximately, from the 12th century: the subject is mentioned (c. 1200) in the treatise of Innocent III., De sacro altaris mysterio (cap. 10), where the rules are laid down which are still essentially those of the Roman Church,' though the liturgical colours were only four, violet belonging to the category of black - as that of mourning.
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  • Except at Athens, little is known of the ceremonies or festivals which attended her worship. There we have the following.
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  • Each day of the week was marked by the adoration of a special planet, the sun being the most sacred of all, and certain dates, perhaps the sixteenth of each month and the equinoxes, in conformity with the character of Mithras as mediator, were set aside for special festivals.
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  • The public festivals of Siena known as the "Palio delle Contrade" have a European celebrity.
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  • The modern town, close to the ancient, is unimportant, though the canons of the cathedral have the privilege of wearing the mitre and cap pa magna at great festivals.
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  • In the oldest Roman ferial we already find festivals of Carthaginian martyrs, and similarly, in the Carthaginian calendar, Roman festivals, while Wright's Syriac Martyrology contains numerous traces of this exchange of festivals.
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  • The same was the case of the festivals of St Stephen, St James and St John, and St Peter and St Paul, as is shown by the liturgical documents, but these festivals were held in connexion with that of Christmas (26th, 27th and 28th December), and were not strictly speaking anniversaries.
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  • Provision was also made for public festivals, and a central commission was to be entrusted with educational questions.
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  • There is reason to think that, notwithstanding the order for the use of incense at every celebration, it was in practice burnt only on high festivals, and then only in rich churches, down to the period of the Reformation.
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  • The meetings took place either in the Rathaus, or town hall, or, when they were held - as was usually the case - on Sunday, in the church; and three times a year, at Easter, Whitsuntide and Christmas, special festivals and singing competitions were instituted.
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  • In the midst of the French Revolution respect for civic festivals was sternly enacted, but sacrilege was an almost daily matter of state policy.
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  • He probably made the acquaintance of Lope de Vega at the festivals (1620-1622) held to commemorate the beatification and canonization of St Isidore, the patron saint of Madrid.
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  • The town still forms a great centre of Hindu devotion, and large numbers of pilgrims flock annually to the festivals.
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  • The Incas had an elaborate system of state-worship, with a ritual, and frequently recurring festivals.
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  • Some of the festivals of the Roman Church are celebrated with considerable pomp; and the people also cling to various national fetes, such as the Metzgersprung, the Schafflertanz, and the great October festival.
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  • The annual festivals are the passover, the harvest feast, the Baala Mazalat or feast of tabernacles (during which, however, no booths are built), the day of covenant or assembly and Abraham's day.
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  • In the year after the war (240), when the armies had returned and the people were at leisure to enjoy the fruits of victory, Livius Andronicus substituted at one of the public festivals a regular drama, translated or adapted from the Greek, for the musical medleys (saturae) hitherto in use.
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  • Dorian states usually had in common the " Doric " dialect, a peculiar calendar and cycle of festivals of which the Hyacinthia and Carneia were the chief, and certain political and social institutions, such as the threefold " Dorian tribes."
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  • The common calendar and cycle of festivals, observed by all Dorians (of which the Carneia was chief), and the distribution in Greece of the worships of Apollo and Heracles, which attained pre-eminence mainly in or near districts historically " Dorian," suggest that these cults, or an important element in them, were introduced comparatively late, and represent the beliefs of a fresh ethnic superstratum.
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  • No doubt the later indigitamenta (" bidding-prayers") which give us detailed lists of the spirits which preside over the various actions of the infant, or the stages in the marriage ceremony, or the agricultural operations of the farmer, are due in a large measure to deliberate pontifical elaboration, but they are a true indication of the Roman attitude of mind, which reveals itself continually in the analysis of the cults of the household or the festivals of the agricultural year.
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  • It is more profitable to turn from the life of the household to the outdoor occupations of the fields, where the early Roman settler met with his neighbours to celebrate the various stages of the agricultural year in religious ceremonies which afterwards became the festivals of the state calendar.
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  • Roughly we may distinguish three main divisions of the calendar year, the festivals of Spring, of the Harvest and of Winter, preserving on the whole their peculiar characteristics.
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  • Jupiter in the rusticcult was a sky-god concerned mainly with the wine festivals and associated with the sacred oak on the Capitol.
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  • See further, Greek Religion; Mithras; Etruria, Religion; and articles on the deities, festivals and colleges.
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  • The Maltese are strict adherents to the Roman Catholic religion, and enthusiastic observers of festivals, fasts and ceremonials.
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  • After their dispersion the Jews were constrained to have recourse to the astronomical rules and cycles of the more enlightened heathen, in order that their religious festivals might be observed on the same days in all the countries through which they were scattered.
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  • In their civil affairs the Armenians follow the ancient vague year of the Egyptians; but their ecclesiastical year, which begins on the 1 1th of August, is regulated in the same manner as the Julian year, every fourth year consisting of 366 days, so that Easter and the other festivals are retained at the same place in the seasons as well as in the civil year.
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  • The picturesque costume of the women is now worn only at festivals.
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  • The Mozarabic liturgy provides for its eucharistic use on Sundays and festivals.
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  • Though thus attributed here to Alcuin, who is known to have revised the Lectionary or Comes Hieronymi, the compilation 176 homilies arranged in order for all the Sundays and festivals of the ecclesiastical year; and probably was completed before the year 780.
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  • He also arranged the programme of the principal republican festivals.
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  • Shortly afterwards the images were removed from the churches, and many ceremonies and festivals were abolished.
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  • In point of doctrine they acknowledged the seven sacraments, but gave them a symbolical meaning; they prayed to the Virgin and saints, and admitted auricular confession, but they denied purgatory and the sacrifice of the mass, and did not observe fasts or festivals.
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  • There were two festivals for the pilgrimage, on the 29th of December, the day of the martyrdom, and on the 7th of July, the day of the translation.
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  • Festivals for the dead were appointed to be held under those that included but one star.
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  • The festivals at which the hanging of oscilla took place were: (1) The Sementivae Feriae, or sowing festivals, and the Paganalia, the country festivals of the tutelary deities of the pagi; both took place in January.
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  • His worship was not so widely spread over Greece as that of other gods, although he was honoured here and there with festivals and sacrifices.
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  • The ecclesiastical year with its fasts and festivals was retained in large measure.
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  • Under the leadership of Theodore Thomas (1835-1905), the Cincinnati Musical Festival Association was incorporated, and the first of its biennial May festivals was held in 1873.
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  • Until his death Thomas was director of the May festivals also.
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  • The great organ in the music hall was dedicated at the third of the May festivals in 1878.
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  • Dr Lewis Mott has pointed out that "Round Tables" exist in many parts of Great Britain, the name being often associated with circular trenches, or rings of stones, which were demonstrably employed in connexion with the agricultural festivals held at Pentecost, Midsummer and Michaelmas.
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  • The twelve hymns of the Cathemerinon liber (" Daily Round ") consist of six for daily use, five for festivals, and one intended for every hour of the day.
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  • The calendar of religious festivals for the Mexican year has been preserved.
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  • The manner of the victim's death in these festivals afforded scope for variety; they dressed them and made them dance in character, threw them into the fire for the fire-god, or crushed them between two balanced stones at the harvest-festival.
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  • The ordinary pleasures of festivals were mingled with all this, such as dances in beast-masks, sham fights and children's games, but the type of a religious function was a sickening butchery followed by a cannibal feast.
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  • The Mexican priesthood were much concerned with the art of picture-writing, which they used systematically as a means of recording religious festivals and legends, as well as keeping Picture- calendars of years and recording the historical events writing, which occurred in them.
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  • Of all Mexican festivals the most solemn was that of the xiuhmolpilli, or " year-binding," when the 52-year cycle or bundle of years came to an end.
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  • The bear enjoys a large measure of respect from all savage races that come in contact with it, which shows itself in apologies and in festivals in its honour.
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  • Among other things for which he will be remembered was his origination of harvest festivals.
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  • And in Greek Panegureis or festivals the sacrificial wine had to be dispensed from one common bowl: " Unto a common cup they come together, and from it pour libations as well as sacrifice," says Aristides Rhetor in his Isthmica in Neptunum, p. 45.
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  • Their confradias, or brotherhoods, each with its patron saint and male and female chiefs, exist largely to organize public festivals, and to purchase wooden masks, costumes and decorations for the dances and dramas in which the Indians delight.
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  • Maize, beans and bananas, varied occasionally with dried meat and fresh pork, form their staple diet; drunkenness is common on pay-days and festivals, when large quantities of a fiery brandy called chicha are consumed.
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  • The Manichaeans too, at least in the West, appear to have adapted themselves to the Church's system of festivals.
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  • At coronations, however, and great festivals it became the custom in England and elsewhere to appoint magnates of the first rank to discharge for the occasion the domestic functions of the ordinary officials.
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  • The Calends, (or Kalends) were invariably the first day of the month, and were so denominated because it had been an ancient custom of the pontiffs to call the people together on that day, to apprize them of the festivals, or days that were to be kept sacred during the month.
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  • In Either Case, It Is Sometimes Made A Day More, And Sometimes A Day Less, In Order That Certain Festivals May Fall On Proper Days Of The Week For Their Due Observance.
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  • To Avoid Certain Festivals Falling On Incompatible Days Of The Week.
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  • In Athens such speeches were delivered at national festivals or games, with the object of rousing the citizens to emulate the glorious deeds of their ancestors.
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  • The " Truce of God " was established by the clergy (originally in Guyenne in 1031) to take advantage of holy days and festivals for the purpose of restricting the time available for bloodshed.
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  • Some of the chief points of difference between this and subsequent Prayer Books were the following: Matins and Evensong began with the Lord's Prayer, and ended with the third collect; there were no alternative Psalm-canticles for Benedictus, Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis; the Athanasian Creed was introduced after the Benedictus on six festivals only, and in addition to the Apostles' Creed; the Litany was placed after the Communion service, for which an alternative title was given, viz.: " commonly called the Mass."
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  • The evil reputation of these festivals, at which the grossest debaucheries took place, and all kinds of crimes and political conspiracies were supposed to be planned, led in 186 B.C. to a decree of the senate - the so-called Senatus consultum de Bacchanalibus, inscribed on a bronze tablet discovered in Calabria (1640), now at Vienna - by which the Bacchanalia were prohibited throughout the whole of Italy, except in certain special cases, in which the senate reserved the right of allowing them, subject to certain restrictions.
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  • After his time tribal assemblies are seldom mentioned, and though we hear occasionally, both in England and elsewhere, of a concourse of people being present when a king holds court on high days or religious festivals, there is no evidence that such concourses took part in the discussion of state affairs.
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  • In general the chief sacrificial festivals seem to have taken place at fixed times in the year, one in early or mid-autumn, another at mid-winter and a third during the spring.
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  • Besides these fixed festivals sacrifices could of course be offered in all time of public or private need.
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  • Church festivals, civic and ecclesiastical processions are almost as animated and picturesque as in Seville itself; and many medieval customs continue to flourish side by side with the most modern features of industrial life, giving to Barcelona a character altogether unique among Spanish cities.
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  • There may possibly be "survivals" of the influence of some such celebrations both on the Book of Esther and on the ceremonies of Purim, but there is absolutely no evidence that the Jews took over the interpretation of these festivals with their celebration.
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  • Nor is there any record of royal privileges attaching to any person at the period of Purim such as occurs in the festivals with which it is supposed to be connected by Frazer.
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  • However, it is practically certain, both from the etymology of the word Purim and from the resemblance of the festivals, that the feast, as represented in the Book of Esther, was borrowed from the Persians, who themselves appeared to have adapted it from the Babylonians.
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  • Even in the imperial period its chief magistrate was styled dictator, and its council senatus, and it preserved its own calendar of festivals.
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  • In the Gentile churches, on the other hand, it seems to be well established that originally no yearly cycle of festivals was known at all.
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  • Not only were cities called after him, medals struck with his effigy, and statues erected to him in all parts of the empire, but he was raised to the rank of the gods, temples were built for his worship in Bithynia, Mantineia in Arcadia, and Athens, festivals celebrated in his honour and oracles delivered in his name.
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  • Life was filled with the universal Hellenic interests, which centred in the gymnasium and the religious festivals, these last including, of course, not only athletic contests but performances of the classical dramas or later imitations of them.
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  • Although the cults of the old Greek deities in the new cities, with their splendid apparatus of festivals and sacrifice might still hold the multitude, men turned ever in large numbers to alien Art religions, felt as more potent because strange, and the various gods of Egypt and the East began to find larger entrance in the Greek world.
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  • It is especially the local religious festivals which bind them together.
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  • They dance in public, at fairs and religious festivals, and at private festivities, but, it is said, not in respectable houses.
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  • The periodical public festivals are exceedingly interesting, but many of the remarkable observances connected with them are passing away.
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  • The Lesser and Great Festivals are those known in Turkish as the Bairam.
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  • Al-Bailawi, who lived in the 13th century A.D., is buried at the town of Tanta, in the Delta, and his tomb attracts many thousands of visitors at each of the three festivals held yearly in his honor; Ed-Deski is also much revered, and his festivals draw together, in like manner, great crowds to his birthplace, the town of Desk.
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  • Astronomy played a considerable part in religious matters for fixing the dates of festivals and determining the hours of the night.
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  • As early as the Middle Kingdom, papyri are found containing classified lists of words, titles, names of cities, &c., and of nomes with their capitals, festivals, deities and sacred things, calendars, &c.
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  • This holds good not only for the daily ritual, but also for many festivals that were celebrated on the same day throughout the whole length, of the land.
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  • The large ceremonial mace-heads recording the Sed festivals of the king Narmer and another, belong also to this school; but owing to their smaller size they have not such artistic detail.
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  • Ultimately the Egyptians gave names to the months taken from festivals celebrated in them, in order as follows:Thoth, Paophi, Athyr, Choiak, Tobi, Mechir, PhamenOth, Pharmuthi, Pachons, Payni, Epiphi, Mesore, the epagomenal days being then called the short year.
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  • Whether any earlier attempt was made to adjust the civil to the solar or Sothic year in order to restore the festivals to their proper places in the seasons temporarily or otherwise, is a question of great importance for chronology, but at present it remains unanswered.
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  • Independently of the illustration of written or printed books, for which purpose woodcuts were almost exclusively used, separate engravings or sets of engravings in both kinds were produced, the more finely wrought and more expensive, appealing especially to the more educated classes, on copper, the bolder, simpler and cheaper on wood; and both kinds found a ready sale at all the markets, fairs and church festivals of the land.
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  • In Egypt, the great annual and monthly festivals of the indigenous gods gave rise to all manner of religious expeditions.
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  • By far the most famous of his festivals was that celebrated every alternate year on the isthmus of Corinth, at which the "Isthmian games" were held.
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  • The chieftain acts as father and priest to the tribe; but at the greater festivals he chooses some one specially learned in holy offerings to conduct the sacrifice in the name of the people.
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  • Public festivals also were celebrated in the open area of the agora.
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  • The difference has been productive of no other inconvenience than arises from the variation of a month in the celebration of the festivals.
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  • Among the southern Arabs the hot well of Msa'ide was virtually a sanctuary, and the serpent-demon was honoured by annual festivals in the sacred month Rajab.
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  • Augustus in 22 placed the direction of all the popular festivals in the hands of the praetors, and it is not without significance that the praetors continued thus to minister to the pleasures of the Roman mob for centuries after they had ceased almost entirely to transact the business of the state.
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  • From its roof the famous Moravian trombones were long played on festal or funeral occasions, and later summoned the people to musical festivals.
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  • At each of the great festivals, which to please him were for once crowded into a single year, he entered in regular form for the various competitions, scrupulously conformed to the tradition and rules of the arena, and awaited in nervous suspense the verdict of the umpires.
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  • It was a matter of course that saints' days and church festivals were abolished as having no warrant in Scripture; Sunday alone remained, as the principal day of preaching.
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  • It has a population (1907) of 54,437, is the capital of the rich province of Gharbia, and is noted for its fairs and Moslem festivals, which are held three times a year in honour of Seyyid el-Bedawi, and are sometimes attended by 200,000 pilgrims and traders.
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  • The edition of Lamy has added many other poems, largely connected with church festivals.
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  • Her ascendancy dated from the festivals at Nancy in 1444, the first brilliant court of Charles VII.
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  • Although the characteristic celebrations at weddings or periodical festivals are, as elsewhere, decreasing in favour, there are certain occasions which are observed as holidays with much ceremony.
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  • The gorgeous cult of the gods of civilization (especially of Babylon), with their host of temples, images and festivals, exercised a corresponding influence on the mother-country.
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  • The Proprium Sanctorum contains the lessons, psalms and liturgical formularies for saints' festivals, and depends on the days of the secular month.
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  • The psalms have already been dealt with, but it may be noted again how the multiplication of saints' festivals, with practically the same special psalms, tends in practice to constant repetition of about one-third of the Psalter, and correspondingly rare recital of the remaining two-thirds, whereas the Proprium de Tempore, could it be adhered to, would provide equal opportunities for every psalm.
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  • As symbols of light and joy a candle is held on each side of the deacon when reading the Gospel at Mass; and the same symbolism underlies the multiplication of lights on festivals, their number varying with the importance of the occasion.
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  • Meat is rarely eaten except on festivals.
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  • These costumes may be seen at their best at bull-fights and at such popular festivals as the romarias or pilgrimages, which combine religion with the attractions of a fair.
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  • The way was thus clear for the Jesuits, who, with their Latin tragi-comedies or dramatized allegories written to commemorate saints or for scholastic festivals, succeeded for a time in supplanting both the popular pieces of the old school and the plays modelled on the masterpieces of Greece and Rome.
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  • These gatherings took place on the occasion of one of the great festivals of the year, in the town in which the king was then in residence.
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  • They were probably at first merely the fasts preparatory to the three great festivals of Christmas, Easter and Pentecost.
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  • The general period of the four fasts being roughly fixed, the precise date appears to have varied considerably, and in some cases to have lost its connexion with the festivals altogether.
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  • He was certainly there in February 1549, when he dates from Du Bellay's palace a little account of the festivals given at Rome to celebrate the birth of the second son of Henry II.
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  • The most celebrated are the two martyrs whose festivals fall on the 14th of February - the one, a Roman priest, the other, bishop of Terni (Interamna).
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  • He kept in touch with his old friends by playing in the orchestra of the Birmingham Festivals from 1864 to 1873.
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  • The ephebi took part in some of the most important Athenian festivals.
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  • It is the most ancient of all the festivals in honour of the Virgin Mary.
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  • Processions played a prominent part in the great festivals of Greece, where they were always religious in character.
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  • Such were those of the Ambarvalia, Robigalia, &c., which were essentially rustic festivals, lustrations of the fields, consisting in a procession round the spot to be purified, leading the sacrificial victims with prayers, hymns and ceremonies, in order to protect the young crops from evil influences.
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  • What is certain is that certain festivals involving processions were adopted by the Christian Church from the pagan calendar of Rome.
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  • The most common forms, however, are the processional litanies, and the solemn entry of clergy and choir into the church, which on festivals is accompanied by the singing of a processional hymn, their exit being similarly accompanied by the chanting of the Nunc Dimittis.
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  • The former story has been connected with the sailors' custom of hanging vine leaves, ivy and bunches of grapes round the masts of vessels in honour of vintage festivals.
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  • The peasants retain their distinctive dress, long discarded, except on festivals and at court, by the wealthier classes.
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  • Church festivals and fasts are kept with equal care.
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  • Hutton published Tauler's Sermons for Festivals under the title of The Inner Way.
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  • The first authentic allusions to it are in a canon of the council of Toledo (656), and another of the council of Constantinople "in Trullo" (692), forbidding the celebration of all festivals in Lent, excepting the Lord's day and the Feast of the Annunciation.
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  • In many places gymnastic contests form a feature of his festivals, and he himself is proficient in athletic exercises (E'aywvtos).
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  • But as regards the former point, it is possible that the Apostolical Constitutions constantly gave rise to these festivals; or, on the other hand, that the two passages were subsequently introduced either by the writer himself or by some other hand, when the last book of the Constitutions was being used as a law-book.
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  • He was revered by the people cleaving to their altars and their fires, and his birthdays were calendared as festivals, on which greetings were sent to him by young and old.
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  • In imitation of the English order of the Garter, he established the knightly order of the Star, and celebrated its festivals with great display.
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  • The first book is devoted to an inquiry as to the origin of the Saturnalia and the festivals of Janus, which leads to a history and discussion of the Roman calendar, and to an attempt to derive all forms of worship from that of the sun.
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  • Father Braun cites numerous inventories and the like to show that the cope (pluviale) was originally no more than a more elaborate cappa worn on high festivals or other ceremonial occasions, sometimes by the whole religious community, sometimes - if the stock were limited - by those, e.g.
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  • Mahomet himself called fasting the " gate of religion," and forbade it only on the two great festivals, namely, on that which immediately follows Ramadan and on that which succeeds the pilgrimage.
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  • In honour of Liber (also called Liber Pater and Bacchus) two festivals were celebrated.
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  • This is clearly expressed in the cult of Artemis Laphria (possibly connected with X a4wpa, "spoils"), at whose festivals all kinds of animals, both wild and tame, as well as fruits, were thrown together on a huge wood fire.
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  • Five days of the 365 still remained to be dealt with, and these were set aside for national festivals and holidays and were called Sans-culottides.
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  • An annual exhibition is held under the auspices of the Art Union; and the members of the Artists' Society, or Malkasten, as they are called, have annual festivals and masquerades.
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  • The fasts of the Orthodox Church are strictly kept; while the festivals, which are hardly less numerous, are celebrated even by the Servian Moslems. As in Bulgaria and Rumania, the slava, or patron saint's day, is set aside for rejoicing.
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  • Under the category of religious observances may perhaps come those held previously to the departure of the great trading or lakatoi fleet: their taboo-proclaiming customs, their ceremonial and sacred initiation ceremonies for boys and girls on reaching puberty, when masks are worn and the "bull-roarer" swung, as also the harvest festivals, at which great trophies of the produce of field and forest are erected, preparatory to a big feast enlivened with music and dancing.
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  • Pericles had introduced the practice of giving a small bounty from the treasury to the poorer citizens, for the purpose of enabling them to attend the theatre at the great festivals, - in other words, for the purpose of bringing them under the concentrated influence of the best Attic culture.
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  • But both Celt and Northman acknowledged the polity of Eugenius, and it was chiefly in the matters of tithe, Peter's pence, canonical degrees and the observance of festivals that Rome had still victories to gain.
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  • They do not keep the Hindu festivals and they defy the contempt of the Brahmans.
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  • It does not, however, rank equal in importance with the other two agricultural festivals of pre-exilian Israel, viz.
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  • The religion is an undisguised animism, and all their frequent and elaborate ceremonies and festivals are aimed at exorcising and scaring spirits.
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  • He adorned Dresden, which under him became the musical centre of Germany; welcoming foreign musicians and others he gathered around him a large and splendid court, and his capital was the constant scene of musical and other festivals.
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  • He acted up to his famous saying that "the philosopher should be the hierophant of the whole world" by celebrating Egyptian and Chaldaean as well as Greek festivals, and on certain days performing sacred rites in honour of all the dead.
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  • Her latest film afterlife marks her move into features, and has been a critical success but at the Edinburgh and London Film Festivals.
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  • They are always slightly anarchic in some way, they appear at festivals and outdoor events all over the place.
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  • The Chantry Singers play a leading role in the Festivals and have performed nearly all the major bach works over the years.
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  • Should the larger festivals reward regular visitors with some kind of priority booking system, or should they be free for alls?
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  • The 29th January 2006 is Chinese New Year, The Chinese use the lunar calendar for Chinese festivals.
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  • This section describes some of the other festivals and customs new- comers to Britain will meet.
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  • Publishers should think about book clubs, festivals, even door-to-door options could be considered.
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  • Warburg's interest in festivals is another facet of his life-long fascination with the persistence of classical antiquity.
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  • There is an events calendar which includes fetes and festivals, together with a section on business tourism.
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  • Most of the towns and villages in the Languedoc region hold numerous fetes and festivals during the year.
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  • There are also some traditional annual fiestas or festivals to look out for, see Pineda Fiestas for more information.
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  • Three talented filmmakers were selected to create a 3-minute film for both festivals, which will be premiered at the VIP event.
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  • From festivals to golf to a modern-day cattle drive, join the fun!
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  • Moondragon Cards specialize in pagan, mystical and fantasy greetings cards for almost any occasion, including handfastings and pagan festivals.
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  • The Scottish Arts Council has also invested millions through the National Lottery to develop the festivals infrastructure.
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  • Others find competitive music festivals somewhat odious in principle.
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  • Our intrepid reporters go in search of these festivals, bringing their vivid experiences back to the pages of Songlines.
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  • Ancient trees, boating lakes, adventure playgrounds, festivals, markets, water features and public art all are deemed too risky.
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  • Shabbat loaves are usually plaited and the loaves for other festivals round.
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  • That said, the paucity of exhibition outlets for shorts is recognized: 10-minute TV slots or festivals is about all there is.
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  • Chris trained with renowned storyteller Ben Haggarty and now works in schools, prisons, festivals and companies all over the country.
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  • They were interested not only in the fund raising possibilities, but also in using festivals and events to promote trade unionism.
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  • Hooe's yurts hire out beautiful Yurts for festivals, parties, weddings and all sorts of shindigs.
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  • Other decrees denounced the abuse of indulgences, of festivals of saints, and of processions and suggested reforms; others again enjoined the closing of shops on Sunday during divine service, the issue of service-books with parallel translations in the vernacular, and recommended the abolition of all monastic orders except that of St Benedict, the rules of which were to be brought into harmony with modern ideas; nuns were to be forbidden to take the vows before the age of 40.
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  • In particular his knowledge of astronomy was profound, and he was one of the first to compile a Calendar of the Jewish year, thus preparing the way for the fixation of the festivals by means of scientific calculations.
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  • Juturna was associated with two festivals: the Juturnalia on the 11th of January, probably a dedication festival of a temple built by Augustus, and celebrated by the college of the fontani, workmen employed in the construction and maintenance of aqueducts and fountains; and the Volcanalia on the 23rd of August, at which sacrifice was offered to Volcanus, the Nymphs and Juturna, as protectors against outbreaks of fire.
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  • The social environment of Christians may be inferred from the canons prohibiting marriage and other intercourse with Jews, pagans and heretics, closing the offices of flamen and duumvir to Christians, forbidding all contact with idolatry and likewise participation in pagan festivals and public games.
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  • It is easy to discern from varied allusions in the Old Testament that the Canaanite impress of sensuous life clung to the autumnal vintage festivals.
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  • Grote on Pan-Hellenic festivals, History of Greece, vol.
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  • Certain days seem early to have been set apart as special festivals for different orders of the clergy: the feast of St Stephen (December 26) for the deacons, St John's day (December 27) for the priests, Holy Innocents' Day for the boys, and for the sub-deacons Circumcision, the Epiphany, or the 11th of January.
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  • The slave was introduced with certain customary rites into his position in the family; he was in practice, though not by law, permitted to accumulate a private fund of his own; his marriage was also recognized by custom; though in general excluded from sacred ceremonies and public sacrifices, slaves were admissible to religious associations of a private kind; there were some popular festivals in which they were allowed to participate; they had even special ones for themselves both at Athens and in other Greek centres.
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  • Those famous festivals in which Lorenzo de' Medici delighted had indeed a pagan tone appropriate to the sentiment of the Renaissance; nor were all the worshippers of the Athenian sage so true to Christianity as his devoted student.
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  • The establishment of Singh Sabhas, of Sikh newspapers, and the spread of education have largely tended in the same direction, but the strict ethical code of Sikhism and the number of its obligatory divine services have caused many to fall away from the faith: nor does the austere Sikh ritual appeal to women, who generally prefer Hinduism with its picturesque material worship and the brightness of its innumerable festivals.
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  • The base-notion is that the spirits, if they are given their due, will make a return to man: the object of the recurring annual festivals is to propitiate them and forestall any hostile intention by putting them, as it were, in debt to man - more rarely to express gratitude for benefits received.
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  • Games in his honour were held at Thebes and Marathon and annual festivals in every deme of Attica, in Sicyon and Agyrium (Sicily).
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  • He was able, impetuous, frank, perfectly fearless in controversy, a speaker and preacher of much eloquence, a supporter of missions to the Oneida Indians in his diocese, and the compiler of the following devotional works: A Companion for the Altar (1804), Festivals and Fasts (1804), A Companion to the Book of Common Prayer (1805), and A Clergyman's Companion (1805).
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  • Some regard the legend as a chthonian myth, Aea (Colchis) being the under-world in the Aeolic religious system from which Jason liberates himself and his betrothed; others, in view of certain resemblances between the story of Jason and that of Cadmus (the ploughing of the field, the sowing of the dragon's teeth, the fight with the Sparti, who are finally set fighting with one another by a stone hurled into their midst), associate both with Demeter the corn-goddess, and refer certain episodes to practices in use at country festivals, e.g.
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  • The result of the notices now collected is to show that the early history of epic recitation consists of (r) passages in the Homeric hymns showing that poets contended for the prize at the great festivals, (2) the passing mention in Herodotus of rhapsodists at Sicyon, and (3) a law at Athens, of unknown date, regulating the recitation at the Panathenaea.
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  • Again we do not hear of poetical contests (except in the story of Thamyris already mentioned) or of recitation of epic poetry at festivals.
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  • The chief festivals held in honour of Apollo were the Carneia, Daphnephoria, Delia, Hyacinthia, Pyanepsia, Pythia and Thargelia (see separate articles).
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  • Amongst the festivals mentioned are the Epiphany, Easter and Pentecost.
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  • She has assembled a sparkling quartet of the finest musicians & they play regularly & tour major festivals & jazz venues.
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  • There 's a comprehensive list of Film Festivals, places to obtain screenplays, and a page listing screenwriter 's own web sites.
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  • It underlines why we should never forget the political purpose of Pride festivals.
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  • This vibrant metropolis embraces the diverse cultures of its population, reflected through cuisine, shops, music and colorful festivals.
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  • Today it is used for concerts, festivals and grease wrestling events.
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  • At the yam harvest, major festivals take place.
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  • Glasgow 's nightlife is eclectic & electric and the city plays host to a year-round calendar of exciting festivals and major events.
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  • Carnivals and festivals often have these games available.
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  • Take it with you to parades, festivals, outdoor concerts, fishing trips, and more, because the chair is such a portable seating choice.
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  • You can often find people bringing these types of chairs to picnics, festivals, and of course the beach.
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  • Sales began at flea markets, music festivals, and outdoor events and soon consumers were hooked on the Klean Kanteen.
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  • While a career in face painting is not exactly a lucrative one, you can perhaps find steady work (even if just volunteer) at churches, festivals, and school functions.
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  • Totally Jewish offers free Jewish ecards based on festivals, holidays, events and general-use ecards.
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  • If you want to get married in London or Brazil, make sure you plan around any national holidays or festivals so that tourist attractions are open, your wedding date is available and that finding a place to stay is easy.
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  • Larson attended both the Venice and Deauville film festivals with Clooney earlier in September 2007.
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  • She appeared with SNL cast mate Rachel Dratch in the two-woman show "Dratch & Fey" at several comedy festivals.
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  • Clint Walker makes frequent appearances at film festivals and western heritage events, meeting fans and signing autographs.
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  • These festivals draw thousands of science fiction and fantasy fans from around the world, and Singer is a popular attendee.
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  • Other attractions include stunning rainforests, reggae festivals, and shopping.
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  • Puget Sound: A stop in Washington, surrounded by beautiful mountains, with festivals, museums, markets, and more.
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  • In addition, they have performed at some at the biggest festivals in the world including Ozzfest, the Summer Sanitarium Tour and the Big Day Out Festival.
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  • Special Christian charms that represent different holidays and festivals is a special way to build up a Christian charm bracelet.
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  • Named as a top place to retire by CNN Money, Holland, MI offers beaches, parks, festivals and farmers' markets.
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  • A good travel agent can uncover myriad opportunities to match your interests, such as museum treks, biking, outlet shopping, golf packages, special performing arts performances, historical recreation, and food and wine festivals.
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  • At Local Wine Events and Food Reference, you can find local wine enthusiasts and stay up to date on festivals, new release tastings and connoisseur functions.
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  • The park annually hosts school music and band festivals, and the elaborate flower beds are a treat for the eyes as well as the nose.
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  • Throughout the year, Kemah Boardwalk holds a variety of events and celebrations including a Haunted House for Halloween, a variety of festivals in the summer and a boat parade for Christmas.
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  • Even though the event is wildly popular, because of a massive renovation taking place at California Adventure, the 2011 and 2012 food and wine festivals are canceled.
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  • Build temples to appease them and give holiday festivals in their honor regularly.
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  • Some use what has been called the multicultural festival approach, in which students are invited to celebrate ethnic diversity by being exposed to foods, holidays, and festivals of other cultures.
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  • All are great contributors to the world of ballroom dance, and can be observed through various performances and festivals both stateside and around the world.
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  • Taken off the streets and brought to Vaudeville in the 1900s, tap was on Broadway and in jazz festivals by the 1950s.
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  • Cultural festivals such as the "Bon" dance keep the tradition alive among everyday folk, while more performative versions such as kabuki and noh theatre preserve the more formal steps.
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  • Many square dancers are members of a specific square dance club, and often compete or attend various festivals throughout the year.
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  • While most Great Plains tribes are a bit more health-conscious today in the way they perform in festivals and cultural rituals, they still manage to preserve the intensity and passion found within the confines of their sun worship dance.
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  • For ballroom competitions, it is the partner Samba that is showcased, whereas in most festivals and certainly in the Brazilian Carnival, it's the solo dance that is so often seen.
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  • Try to pick a weekend not near any major holidays, and also not conflicting with any local or regional competitions or festivals already in motion.
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  • They are used as both social interaction and performance at local festivals and events.
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  • In the ensuing half-century, butoh has joined the other forms such as kagura, bon-odori, and others in spreading all over the world through movies, festivals, and touring performers.
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  • Attending dance recitals, competitions, and festivals provides dance immersion experiences that can help you learn.
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  • Usually these dances are performed at community festivals and during religious ceremonies.
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  • Samba no pe is the kind of samba dancing you'll see in Brazil during carnivale and during other carnivale-type festivals worldwide.
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  • Today, it is taught in grade schools both throughout Mexico and the U.S., and is also enjoyed at fiestas, cultural festivals, and birthday parties regardless of age or nationality.
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  • It's incredibly useful for other outdoor locations as well, including picnics in the park, summer music festivals and children's sporting events like soccer matches.
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  • Renaissance festivals - If you haven't checked the nearest Renaissance festival, you're really missing out on some awesome entertainment, delicious food, and a wide variety of Renaissance-themed toys.
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  • The Renaissance period featured knights-in-arms, kings, and queens, and these festivals usually feature a wide variety of period clothing, jewelry, tools, and toys.
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  • Women's summer social dresses are not worn for extremely formal evenings such as black-tie affairs, but lighter events such as festivals and dances.
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  • They do outreach events at prisons, hospitals, festivals and more.
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  • Annual Festivals: Getting the entire parish together is a fun way to celebrate, but it is also a strong Christian fundraiser.
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  • Use these festivals as a way to bring your group together, too.
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  • Participation in local festivals if any are held.
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  • Catholic monks in Europe made gingerbread treats to celebrate at holidays and special festivals.
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  • One of the most famous Christmas prayer festivals is the series of readings, prayers and songs called Lessons and Carols.
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  • There are several Christmas festivals held in South Korea each year, mostly geared toward American and European tourists.
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  • All festivals take place during November and December.
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  • Once a part of pagan festivals, gift giving evolved over the centuries.
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  • Huge dance festivals are held to celebrate the season, and many communities hold large festivals.
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  • Festival Costumes: Festivals and carnivals are just as much fun as holidays.
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  • From the wild sexiness of Mardi Gras costumes to the old-fashioned elegance of the Renaiisance, you'll find costume suggestions for all of your favorite fairs and festivals.
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  • While anyone with an interest in costumes, festivals, and holidays can comment on our site, we have professional writers and editors committed to ensuring that the information presented is accurate, relevant, and well-written.
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  • Dressing up in folk costumes is popular for festivals, holidays, saints' days and other days when the culture of a particular region is celebrated.
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  • Renaissance festivals, more commonly called "faires," are part craft fair, part historical reenactment and part performance.
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  • They also sell their wares at Renaissance festivals around the United States.
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  • Fairy costumes can be worn just about anywhere, from playing with other little girls to adults wearing them for Renaissance festivals.
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  • Often related to Cosplay events are faerie-themed parties and festivals.
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  • You can often find these blankets at festivals, on eBay and online at sites such as El Chamaco.
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  • Shoppers can find Edwardian antique 3 stone rings and Edwardian style filigree 3 stone rings online, at art festivals, museum shops and some small boutiques.
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  • Festivals-There may be a myriad of festivals in your area that you've never checked out.
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  • Look for arts and crafts, music and dance, and any other festivals that might be available for you and your kids to visit.
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  • If you've visited any amusement parks, festivals, or fairs or attended any birthday parties, you've more than likely seen face painting.
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  • Many libraries host a variety of programs, including guest speakers, film festivals, game tournaments, computer lessons, art competitions, and more.
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  • And unlike some other festivals (*cough*, Cannes), the Sundance Film Festival is open to everyone.
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  • News streams and podcasts keep site visitors up-to-date on film festivals and movie news.
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  • For the other, more traditional film festivals in which filmmakers enter their films in the contest and they are voted on by viewers, the Dove festival centers on mass produced children's movies that come out of Hollywood.
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  • For smaller producers, look to see what festivals they are involved in.
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  • Generally, the staff of film festivals are more than happy to put film fans in contact with producers to discuss a new release.
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  • These three festivals, known as All Hallows Eve, All Saints Day and All Souls Day, became known as Hallowmas.
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  • Paul area offers plenty of festivals, parades and theatrical shows free to visitors and residents alike.
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  • Keep in mind that while many of the festivals have no admission, they often feature booths selling crafts, memorabilia and food items.
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  • Follow basic money saving techniques in order to keep costs down and plan for a few expenses at festivals and parades.
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  • In addition to the many festivals and activities, free stuff in Minneapolis and St. Paul also include a number of parades.
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  • While the company only has its main shop, plus a temporary store and web site, it is still a must-visit for the many who come to Telluride every year for the film festivals, skiing and other events.
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  • You may have seen them in mall kiosks, at the beach and at town festivals, or you may have been to a party where a friend of a friend sparked your interest with their own airbrush tattoo kit, leading you to consider purchasing your own.
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  • Many consider New Mexico to be only a summer destination with its rich camping grounds, gorgeous scenery, and famous chili festivals.
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  • In order to keep up with festivals, workshops, and retreats around the world, LoveToKnow Yoga has developed a yoga monthly event calendar.
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  • I will always remember how much fun we had planning the festivals together.
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  • Group members often travel together to stitching festivals and craft events.
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  • Now in its 20th year, SXSW actually wears the face of 3 different festivals - an interactive media festival, a film festival, and its most popular identity, the music festival itself, which runs from March 15 - 19.
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  • The band played a number of festivals, including Glastonbury, The V Festival in Stafford, and the Leeds and Reading Carling Weekend Festivals.
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  • Many festivals have tried to recreate the magic of the Woodstock music festival since, but there remains only one Woodstock.
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  • The counterculture, or so called hippie, movement of the 1960s, is thought by many to have to have both peaked and ended at music festivals in 1969.
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  • They are regulars on the touring circuit and put in appearances at most of the major music festivals.
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  • Since then, she has embarked mainly on very short tours or one-off shows at major events and music festivals.
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  • Music festivals are a great way to spend a day, or in the case of some longer music festivals, a weekend.
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  • At festivals like Warped Tour, The Bamboozle Road Show and Bonnaroo, hundreds of different artists play in one venue.
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  • Some festivals, such as Warped Tour and The Bamboozle Road Show, travel around the country and are at a different venue each night, but other festivals, like Bonnaroo, are held in the same place each year.
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  • One of the things that makes the Bonnaroo music festival different than other music festivals, aside from its large size, is that Bonnaroo is four days long.
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  • Unlike more common music festivals in the 2010s, Woodstock was the first music festival of its time that celebrated more than one musical genre.
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  • Bounce houses are great activity choices for birthdays, reunions, field days, and festivals.
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  • Public celebrations include parades, fireworks, and local festivals.
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  • When the Romans ruled over the Celts, they merged Samhain with two other festivals: Feralia and a celebration for the goddess Pomona.
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  • It began as harvest festivals or "play parties" where colonials celebrated bountiful crops in the fall.
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  • You can find festivals, art gallery openings, educational presentations, musical performances, plays, and much more.
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  • Since The Pick Up Artist season 1 aired, Joe has appeared in numerous live theatre productions as well as independent films, two of which were screened in noted film festivals.
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  • The movie starred Ryan Reynolds, James Earl Jones, and Robert Forster, and won several awards at various film festivals.
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  • Many farms earn more during their annual fall festivals than they do throughout the entire year.
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  • Paeans were sung at the festivals of Apollo (especially the Hyacinthia), at banquets, and later even at public funerals.
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  • Luther, in spite of his belief in the Real Presence, regarded it as the most harmful of all the medieval festivals and, though he fully realized its popularity, it was the first that he abolished.
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  • Of a far more complicated nature than these offerings are the Soma-sacrifices, which, besides the simpler ceremonies of this class, such as the Agnishtoma or "Praise of Agni," also include great state functions, such as the Rajasuya or consecration of a king, and the Asvamedha or horse-sacrifice, which, in addition to the sacrificial rites, have a considerable amount of extraneous, often highly interesting, ceremonial connected with them, which makes them seem to partake largely of the nature of public festivals.
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  • With this may be compared the festivals of Adonis and Osiris and the myth of Persephone.
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  • He not only caused the mourning for the death of Hosain and other Shiite festivals to be celebrated at Bagdad, but also allowed imprecations against Moawiya and even against Mahomet's wife Ayesha and the caliphs Abu Bekr, Omar and Othman, to be posted up at the doors of the mosques.
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  • The epidemic nature of wheat-rust was known to Aristotle about 350 B.C., and the Greeks and Romans knew these epidemics well, their philosophers having shrewd speculations as to causes, while the people held characteristic superstitions regarding them, which found vent in the dedication of special festivals and deities to the pests.
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