1.The custom of watching football games on Thanksgiving Day also evolved during the early decades of the 20th century.
2.For a brief time during the 17th century, Puritans banned Christmas in England and in some English colonies in North America because they felt it had become a season best known for gambling, flamboyant public behavior, and overindulgence in food and drink.
3.The custom of wearing new clothes on Easter began around 300 A. D., around the time of Constantine, the first Christian emperor.
4.The people of Greece hail September l as their New Year's Day because it marks the start of the Greek sowing season, a time of hope and promise.
5.The daylight trees of July are signs of common beauty, common freshness, and a mystery familiar and abiding as night and day.
6.It was said that the brightly decorated eggs were left by the Easter rabbit for the country children, who made a game of finding the eggs.
7.The island children carry sea water and pebbles home in a jar, to serve, along with the new wreath, as protective devices.
8.Originally superstitions surrounding the "borrowed days" endured well into the nineteenth century. They were dangerous days, fraught with taboos and the specter of bad weather.
9.Because Canada is north of the Un/ted States, its harvest comes earlier in the year.
Accordingly, the Thanksgiving holiday falls earlier in Canada than in the United Sates.
10.Villagers began the tradition of placing plates of the finest food and bits of treats that the household had to offer on their doorsteps, as gifts, to appease the hunger of the ghostly wanderers.
11.China is an agricultural country, and many festivals and customs are associated with agriculture.
12.The attraction of Nanjing lies in the combination of rich natural and cultural heritages.
13.The Palace Museum houses more than one million valuable historical relics, many of which are unique national treasures.
14.Shanghai enjoys an international reputation for the excellent cuisine - more than 10,000 specialty dishes can be found here.
15.The Dragon-boat Festival, which falls on the 5th day of the 5th lunar month, can be traced back to the pre-Qin period and has been passed down to the present day.
16.In pre-historical times, ceremonies and rituals helped people explain such awe-inspiring, dramatic events as birth, death and powerful natural forces.
17.The future of cultures depends on the capacity to give artists means to feast on other cultures。
18.Chinese calligraphy is an art of turning square Chinese characters into expressive images by the responsiveness of speed and pressure of a pointed Chinese brush.
19.Man needs a way to cope with his deepest fears and concerns so he creates dramatic situations that mimic and express these feelings.
20.On the wedding day it is supposed to be bad luck for the bride and groom to see each other before the wedding.