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Hanukkah is a Jewish festival that is celebrated for eight days, usually in December. It is also called the Festival of Lights. Find out why and learn about what people do to celebrate this special holiday.

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Every autumn, Canadian and American families gather for a day centred around community, food and giving thanks – the day of Thanksgiving. Where did this holiday come from and how is it celebrated today?

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Diwali is a festival of light which originated in South Asia and is celebrated over five days. The dates change every year, but it is always celebrated in October or November and is now celebrated around the world.

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If you’re ever in the UK on the evening of 5 November, you might wonder why you can hear fireworks. Bonfire Night is celebrated all over the country, but what is it about? Find out about the history of this well-loved event in this article.

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October 31 is Halloween and is now celebrated in many countries around the world, but do you know anything about the origins of this scary special day? Read the article and find out.

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Amandeep travels 400 years back in time to find out about the English Civil War. She finds out how the war was fought – and who won it!

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Stephen and Ashlie arrive at Bestival on the Isle of Wight and have a look around.

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Ashlie and Stephen spend the day at the festival and Stephen meets a travelling theatre group.

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Ashlie is preparing her costume for the Notting Hill Carnival and Stephen learns some new dance moves.

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Stephen and Ashlie both dance their way through the carnival, but will they be able to find each other in their costumes?