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Penny for the Guy?

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picturefragments Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I suppose it is on or about Guy Fawkes Day in the UK, and it got me thinking about unusual holidays/festivals etc. What kind of celebrations does your country have that we might not have heard of in the US?

Bonus points if you burn an effigy of some kind.

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3wyl Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I was just saying to my fiancÚ there is a mooncake festival day kind of thing. :nod:
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picturefragments Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
what's a mooncake?
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3wyl Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It's got 1000 calories. :nod:
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prosaix Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
Guy F.... what?
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picturefragments Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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Vanhir Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Guy Fawkes Day/Bonfire Night. It's basically V For Vendetta only shit.
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
We have Australia Day - which is pretty much just our equivalent of Independence Day, a celebration of when our country was born and became it's own...well, country :dummy: (and yet we still have the Union Jack on our flag :O_o:)

That's all I can think of. I don't really pay attention to any holiday that isn't Easter, Halloween or Christmas :bucktooth:
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picturefragments Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I see.
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OrangeKrissy Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012
We give ours a sack of potatoes or a sack of coal for their coal burning stove.
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picturefragments Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's cool. Are there any festivals to mark the Troubles? Like burning little doll-size Protestant homes?
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OrangeKrissy Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012
Well we have St. Paddy's Day, but everyone else stole the day from us.
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picturefragments Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I am 1/16th Irish... but I get drunk everyday, so St. Padricks is no different for me.
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OrangeKrissy Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
Take it from me, getting drunk every day is not a wise idea.
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Vanhir Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I like to call it Piss-Up Day.
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UnknownSingularity Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The whole world just need a excuse to get drunk :nod:
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Dragonrose36 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
In Germany there's Fasching. It's basically Carnival but German.
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picturefragments Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
sounds interesting. what do you typically do on Fasching, or what do most people do?

i'm guessing drink beer and eat huge pretzels. or is that just Oktoberfest?
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Dragonrose36 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Typically people dress up in elaborate costumes, like at Mardi Gras. There's probably drinking involved too, knowing Germans. :D
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picturefragments Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Naturally. :lol:
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UnknownSingularity Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
And October fest :eyes: but I am afraid the world wants to steal that holiday :rofl:
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UnknownSingularity Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
One thing we celebrate in Canada, that nobody else around the world celebrates, is "Canada Day" :flagcanada: :eyes:
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picturefragments Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
For some reason the :eyes: seem to be saying "Eh"
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UnknownSingularity Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
No really, we say "Allo, comment ša va? "
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picturefragments Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
no parle franšais
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bohobella Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Everyone I know celebrating Guy Fawkes Day is American and watching V for Vendetta. :noes:
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picturefragments Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So Canada has nothing. Wait, isn't there a day when you box up food for your servants?
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bohobella Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
No. We have a day that is essentially Black Friday for us.
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UnknownSingularity Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
yes, it is called boxing day :nod: don't you have that in the UK?
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picturefragments Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I live in the US. :flagus:
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terminallybored Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah we do.
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UnknownSingularity Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, but I just noticed that he is American :fear:
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