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EASTER CELEBRATIONS AROUND THE WORLD!

Easter is a special event celebrated by Christians.  It is the celebration of the resurrection of  Christ.  Easter is celebrated in many countries all over the world, however not all traditions are the same.






America and Canada

   In America and Canada, Easter is pretty much celebrated the same.  Decorated eggs are hunted for or exchanged as well as other gifts they may include money and chocolates.  Easter baskets and bonnets are made and decorated, then entered into contests.
   The Easter bunny is very popular in both countries.  Stores line their shelves with stuffed bunnies to give as gifts as well as chocolate, decorations and gifts for the Easter holiday.






Germany

   In Germany, Eater is called Ostern.  Besides Christmas, Easter is the most important holiday in Germany.  Spring cleaning is done in the household, decorations are brought in and hung up.  Small Easter trees are brought int o the home as well and decorated with eggs.
   Parents hide Easter baskets with small presen…

THE GREAT BOAT RACE, THE OXFORD AND CAMBRIDGE BOAT RACE FROM ENGLAND!!!

The event generally known as "The Boat Race" is a rowing race in England between the Oxford University Boat Club and the Cambridge University Boat Club, rowed between competing eights each spring on the Thames in London.  It takes place generally on the last Saturday of March or the first Saturday of April.  The formal title of the event is the Xchanging Boat Race, and it is also known as the University Boat Race and the Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race.
   In 2010 an estimated quarter of a million people watched the race live from the banks of the river and millions on television.







   Members of both teams are traditionally known as blues and each boat as a "Blue Boat", with Cambridge in light blue and Oxford dark blue.  The race was in 1829 and it has been held annually since 1856, with the exception of the two world wars.  The most recent race was on Saturday, March 26th 2011, with Oxford winning.  The 2012 event is to be confirmed.
   The race is governed by a…

2 INGREDIENT PUMPKIN BROWNIES!!

So I am back to my old tricks. 2 ingredient stuff. Because I am lazy. But what I have decided is that you are lazy too… Because you seem to like my other 2 ingredient stuff like this, and this, and this annndthese to name a few.
And also because it’s pumpkin season-ish and the blogger-nets have already blown up with pumpkin stuff. And I don’t want to be left behind. Because I’m a follower. A lazy follower. A lazy follower with brownies… So I’m kind of a winner too. Cool.
And what’s also winning about this recipe is that you don’t add oil to your pumpkin mix, so that must make them semi-healthy-ish, right?  And isn’t pumpkin filled with like, lots of nutrients and all? So seriously, I have made you brownies that only have 2 ingredients and will also make you healthy. We can totally sit around and be lazy, skinny people together while we eat brownies. Are you thanking the universe for introducing us or what?
Oh wait…I frosted them. Scratch the healthy part.  I decided to replace the oil…