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16 January, 2023: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Martin Luther King, Jr. (January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968) was an American clergyman, activist, and leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement. He is best known for his role in the advancement of civil rights using nonviolent civil disobedience. King has become a national … Continue reading

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TEC Holiday, 9 January, 2023: Coming of Age Day

Coming of Age Day (成人の日 Seijin no Hi) is a Japanese holiday held annually on the second Monday of January. It is held in order to congratulate and encourage all those who have reached the age of majority (20 years old (二十歳 hatachi)) over the past year, and to … Continue reading

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TEC Holiday, 23 December, 2022 – 6 January, 2023: Winter Break

Target English Center (TEC): will be closed 23 December, 2022 to 6 January, 2023 for the winter Holiday season.  Enjoy the break.   We will resume classes from 7 January, 2023. Happy Holidays and please have a wonderful and prosperous … Continue reading

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1 January, 2023: New Years Day

New Year’s Day is observed on January 1, the first day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar as well as the Julian calendar used in ancient Rome. With most countries using the Gregorian calendar as their main calendar, New Year’s Day … Continue reading

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25 December, 2022: Christmas Day

Christmas or Christmas Day (Old English: Crīstesmæsse, literally “Christ‘s mass“) is an annual commemoration of the birth of Jesus Christ, celebrated generally on December 25 as a religious and cultural holiday by billions of people around the world.  A feast central to the Christian liturgical year, it closes the Advent season and initiates … Continue reading

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TEC Holiday, 24 November, 2022: Thanksgiving Day (U.S.A.)

Thanksgiving Day is a holiday celebrated primarily in the United States and Canada. Thanksgiving is celebrated each year on the second Monday of October in Canada and on the fourth Thursday of November in the United States. Thanksgiving in Canada falls on the same … Continue reading

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15 November, 2022: Shichi-Go-San (七五三) “Seven-Five-Three Day”

Shichi-Go-San is a Japanese festival held on 15 November to celebrate the growth and well-being of young children. As it is not a national holiday, it is generally observed on the nearest weekend. History Shichi-Go-San is said to have originated in the Heian … Continue reading

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TEC Holiday, 3 November, 2022: Culture Day (文化の日 Bunka no hi)

Culture Day (文化の日 Bunka no hi) is a national holiday held annually in Japan on November 3 for the purpose of promoting culture, the arts, and academic endeavor. Festivities typically include art exhibitions, parades, and award ceremonies for distinguished artists and scholars.  It was first held in 1948, to commemorate … Continue reading

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31 October, 2022: Halloween

Halloween (or Hallowe’en) is an annual holiday observed on October 31, which commonly includes activities such as trick-or-treating, attending costume parties, carving jack-o’-lanterns, bonfires, apple bobbing, visiting haunted attractions, playing pranks, telling scary stories, and watching horror films.

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October 10, 2022: Columbus Day

Many countries in the New World and elsewhere celebrate the anniversary of Christopher Columbus‘s arrival in the Americas, which occurred on October 12, 1492, as an official holiday. The event is celebrated as Columbus Day in the United States, as Día de la Raza in many countries in Latin America, as Discovery … Continue reading

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