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    Quote Originally Posted by Arran View Post
    IMO St. Patrick's Day has been hijacked by Guinness.
    Quite true - it's like how Bells whisky seem to hijack New Year in the 1970s and 1980s, and Coca Cola was rumoured (because of Father Christmas' red coat) originally seemed to hijacked Christmas.
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    The two nationalities who make a big celebration of New Year are the Chinese and the Scottish.

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    Yes, but they don't happen at the same time, do they?
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    Quote Originally Posted by George 1978 View Post
    Yes, but they don't happen at the same time, do they?
    Not on the same day.

    Has anybody here celebrated Eid or Diwali even if (like most people who celebrate Christmas) you don't follow the religions? Some primary schools hold celebrations for them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arran View Post
    The epicentre of Mischief Night is believed to be Leeds but it takes place across West Yorkshire extending into South Yorkshire. It is far less common in North Yorkshire and East Yorkshire with the possible exception of parts of Hull. Leeds residents are known to quote that the nastiest pranks take place in Bradford.

    IMO St. Patrick's Day has been hijacked by Guinness.
    Seems Hollywood may of taken the idea and just ran with it....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arran View Post
    Not on the same day.

    Has anybody here celebrated Eid or Diwali even if (like most people who celebrate Christmas) you don't follow the religions? Some primary schools hold celebrations for them.
    A few years I went to a Diwali festival because my then half Indian girlfriend & her family were going.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arran View Post
    Not on the same day.

    Has anybody here celebrated Eid or Diwali even if (like most people who celebrate Christmas) you don't follow the religions? Some primary schools hold celebrations for them.
    My Junior school which had a prominent Muslim population and the school had marked Eid. In fact, a few years back there was some controversy when it coincided with Christmas which briefly made the national news - the school were about to do a nativity play and other Christmas events, and they were pushed aside for the Eid celebrations. The far-right groups were getting excited about it as would be expected. I think that at the end of the day, if two religions have plans for celebrations at the same time then that should mean twice the reason to celebrate life!

    They also did Diwali but I think that the difference is that the lights and fireworks (more prominently seen in places like Leicester) nicely fit in quite closely to Guy Fawkes Night almost every year. I had a best friend in Infant school who was Hindu, I think, so I was aware of the culture of that.
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