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Today is October 31 and it may well be known as Halloween to you. I went to Wikipedia to learn a bit about the history of this day. The word derives from the Scottish All Hallows’ Eve and stands for the evening before All Hallows’ day (also known as All Saints’ day), which is tomorrow on November 1. The term Halloween probably first appeared in 1745 and the traditions around this day are believed to have their origins in the ancient Celtic culture. These days it is famous, I think, for how the people in the USA go about it.
Halloween had no tradition in Switzerland until recently.
What about the place you live, is Halloween celebrated there?
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You surely know the amazing flight of hummingbirds, don‘t you? Some of you maybe even from the wild, many most probably from documentaries. They only live in the Americas.
As nature has it, however, there are birds elsewhere in the world that specialise in feeding on nectar. They are just not called hummingbirds. Sunbirds and honeyeaters is their name in places like Africa, Asia, and Australia.
So what about Europe? Read more