Category Archives: History

Thanksgiving – 4th Thursday of November

Thanksgiving Day is a harvest festival celebrated primarily in the United States and Canada. Traditionally, it has been a time to give thanks for a bountiful harvest. While it may have been religious in origin, Thanksgiving is now primarily identified … Continue reading

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Saturday 12th: Remembrance Day

Remembrance Day – also known as Poppy Day or Armistice Day (the event it commemorates) or Veterans Day – is a Commonwealth holiday (observed in all Commonwealth countries except Mozambique) to commemorate the sacrifices of members of the armed forces … Continue reading

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Balaídos Stadium

ESO Students, Last November 2nd, “Estadios de Fútbol en España“, a blog about football stadiums in Spain, published a report on Balaídos stadium. As it is written in English we thought you might find it interesting. We hope you  will … Continue reading

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Remember, Remember, the 5th of November

ESO Students, We give you again the post we published last year about Guy Fawkes’ Gunpowder plot. Enjoy it: In 1605, thirteen young men planned to blow up the Houses of Parliament. Among them was Guy Fawkes, Britain’s most notorious … Continue reading

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Spaniards ignore laws on pig slaughter

The following article was published by El País in English on Sunday 27th March 2011. As St. Martin’s day is drawing near we thought that it would be a good idea to bring it back. That home-killed taste: Spaniards ignore … Continue reading

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Halloween 2011

Labor School Students, Halloween is approaching and to celebrate it at LaborEnglishZone we give you again a very interesting post on the origins of this holiday. Have a nice Halloween and enjoy the post! Photo by our Primary Physical Education … Continue reading

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Carnival, Lent, Shrove Tuesday (Pancake Day) and Ash Wednesday

Carnival Carnival is a festive season which occurs immediately before Lent; the main events are usually during February. Carnival typically involves a public celebration or parade combining some elements of a circus, masque and public street party. People often dress … Continue reading

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