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Friday, February 22, 2019
Tags Christmas festivities

Tag: Christmas festivities

Pupils wearing boater hats as part of their school uniform pose for a group picture

British Schoolgirls at Risk of FGM during Christmas Break

By Lin Taylor LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation)  As many families prepare to holiday abroad during the festive season, British charities on Monday warned that girls taken...
An artist works on a sand sculpture representing part of nativity scene in St. Peter's square at the Vatican

Vatican’s St. Peter’s Square Gets 720-ton Sand Nativity Scene

By Philip Pullella VATICAN CITY (Reuters)  The traditional nativity scene in St. Peter's Square won't be so traditional this year. For the first time, it is...
People watch the Christmas tree lighting at Rockefeller Center in the Manhattan borough of New York

Festive Fun or Festive Fail? Christmas Classics Cause Offence

By Rachel Savage LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) Music is as much a part of the Christmas season as nativity scenes, snow and Santa grottos But some seasonal...
Palestinian workers carve figurines for sale during Christmas season, at a workshop in Bethlehem

Tourism in Bethlehem Booming as Christmas Nears

By Rami Ayyub BETHLEHEM, West Bank (Reuters)  Bethlehem is enjoying its busiest Christmas season on record, the Palestinian Ministry of Tourism said on Monday, with hotels...
"Zwarte Piet" (Black Pete), who is a Saint Nicholas' assistant is seen during a traditional parade in Amsterdam

Festive Fun or Racism? Dutch ‘Black Pete’ Row Gets Violent

AMSTERDAM (Reuters)  An annual pre-Christmas festival in the Netherlands this weekend was marred by scuffles and arrests as rival groups demonstrated their views on a...
Gracie Giles, aged 8, plays with a Fuggler at the launch of Hamleys top Christmas toys in London

Hamleys Sees ‘Imperfectionism’ Trend in Toys This Christmas

LONDON (Reuters) A robot bumping into things and a quirky creature with pointy ears are expected to be among the top children's gifts this...
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