Archivos de etiquetas: British culture

Halloween 2015

Halloween, or Hallowe’en is a contraction of All Hallows’ Evening. It´s a celebration observed in a lot of countries on 31 October. This eve is the Christian feast of All Hallows’ Day, dedicated to remembering the dead, including saints (hallows), martyrs, and all the faithful who departed.

It is believed that many Halloween traditions were originated from the ancient Celtic and Gaelic harvest festivals. Those traditions were Christianized by the Church.

Discover Halloween activities such us trick-or-treating and enjoy tonight!

Have a look at last year’s funny DOODLEs!

Last year they invited some favorite monsters artists to create a series of spooktastic animated gifs.

Markus Magnusson:

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Olivia Huyhn:

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Taylor Price:

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Halloween in Durango last year.

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The last execution at Tower Hill

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A day like today, but 268 years ago, on 9 April 1747, Lord Simon Fraser of Lovat was the last person who was executed at Tower Hill. He was 80 years old. He was accused of treason against the Crown.

Tower Hill is an elevated spot to the north west of the Tower of London. It was the place used for public executions for traitors.

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The Tower Green was outside the White Tower and it was reserved for Royal executions. Famous executions took place there: Anne Boleyn and Catherine Howard, for example.  More than 130 men and women were killed by beheading on those towers between 1388 and 1747.

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Halloween 2014

HALLOWEEN IN DURANGOOur students are very good detectives and  they will discover all the misteries about this famous celebration following the CLUES.

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 Have a look at the panels near the secretary’s office!!!

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Our post about Halloween in 2013

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British Museum Reading Room

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The British Museum Reading Room is in the British Museum. It used to be the main reading room of the British Library. Although this function was moved in 1997 to St Pancras, London where the new British Library building is now, the Reading Room remains in its original form at the British Museum.

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