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  • The custom of the New Year’s lucky charm

    New Year’s day is a very special one, celebrated all over the world. As a result, various customs related to it have developed to this day. One such predominating, is the exchange of lucky charms between friends. Such a lucky charm, may represent the fulfillment of the very best expectations for the new year, regarding …

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  • The pomegranate and its symbolisms

    Pomegranates originate from India, where they were known since prehistoric times. However, since  antiquity they spread further west to the Middle East, Greece and the rest of the Mediterranean regions. In many cultures, the pomegranate seeds are considered as the means of enhancing women’s fertility The ancient Greeks realized very early the special therapeutic value …

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  • The history of the decorated Christmas tree

    The decorated Christmas tree custom is credited by some to Saint Boniface. In approximately 750 he set of from the English kingdom of Wessex. He was commissioned to Christianize the Germans, and he achieved this to a certain extent. When he reached Friesland in north-western Germany, he had to face the pagan Frisians who were …

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  • All about Mother of Pearl, its history and its qualities

    Mother-of-pearl is the hard internal layer of several kinds of shells which serve as the external protective shield of various mollusks. This material, also known as nacre, is made up by an organic-inorganic composition. It has a nature similar to that of porcelain, with an iridescent white or, off-white hue. It is simultaneously strong and …

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  • The story of the Chili Pepper and its qualities

    Very similar to the evil eye, the good luck charm that is believed to protect its bearer from the envy and harmful intent of others, is the red chili pepper.

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