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Balshaw's Grammar School
07-Jan-2019, 09:00 PM
Post: #521
RE: Balshaw's Grammar School
US workers don't get the 26th of December as a day off. Their equivalent is a 4-day weekend in November, known as "Thanksgiving". It's essentially a holiday to celebrate the end of the harvesting period and dates back to the time there was a lot more agricultural business in the US. Churches are decorated with harvest-related things, like sheaves of wheat and boxes of apples. Churches in some more industrial cities will include products from their local industries. I've never seen a full-size 747 at a local church around Washington, though.

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08-Jan-2019, 04:32 PM
Post: #522
RE: Balshaw's Grammar School
It's like our harvest festival service where back in the days when I used to go to church, boxes of food were taken into church I remember loaves of bread that were fashioned as wheat sheaf. I believe these were distributed afterwards to the elderly. These days the elderly still work out at the gym. How times change
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