Mar 032021
 
Bulgaria

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Rila Monastery

Rila Monastery in Bulgaria

Bulgaria celebrates Liberation Day. The country became an autonomous body under the Ottoman Empire in 1878. About the size of the state of Tennessee, Bulgaria borders the Black Sea, Romania, Serbia, Macedonia, Greece, and Turkey. The country exports textiles and footwear. Almost seven million people live in Bulgaria, and Sofia is the capital.

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Mar 032021
 

Hinamatsuri is celebrated in Japan. During this festival, girls cover a stairstep arrangement with red cloth and display their dolls. These dolls have been passed down from mother to daughter for generations. Blessings are placed on girls, and special foods are served. This website provides a great photo of a display and gives other good facts: Hinamatsuri.

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Mar 032021
 
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Florida became the twenty-seventh state of the United States in 1845. Juan Ponce de Leon named the state Pasqua Florida, Easter festival of the flowers. The state capital is Tallahassee, and the state’s nickname is the Sunshine State. Most of the state is just above sea level. It is home to the Kennedy Space Center and Lake Okeechobee. Children could visit an Internet site at: Florida.  They could also design a brochure regarding tourism in the state.

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Mar 032021
 

flag“The Star-Spangled Banner” became the national anthem in 1931. Prior to 1931, the country had a number of patriotic songs but no national anthem. Little by little, various groups, including the navy, adopted the song. President Herbert Hoover signed the bill.

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