October 31 - Halloween
On the eve of all saints, many people dress in costumes (often those who are scary!) To go to parties. Are distributed sweets to children.
CHINA, THE MOTHERS DAY
Thesecond day of the fourth lunar month, which fell on 18 May, should be the day when the Chinese honor their mothers, as it coincides with the birth in the fourth century BC philosopher Mencius whosemothers are treated as synonymous with devotion and maternal love.
Dia de la cruz is celebrated May 3rd in El Salvador. It marks the beginning of the rainy season (winter) and dates back toprehispanic times when offerings were given to give thanks to the earth and what it provides. I just enjoy seeing all of the kinds of fruits that you don't see very often. These pictures are fromConcepción de Ataco in the department of Ahuachapan.
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