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Why 'Maundy' Thursday?

What is Lent?

What is Passover? Where does the word come from?

Why are Academy Awards called Oscars?

What is Hogmanay?

When did January 1st become New Year's Day?

Why do the British call the 26th December Boxing Day?

Who was King Wenceslas? And the the Feast of Stephen?

Why do we say Merry Christmas?

Scrooge says 'Bah! Humbug!'? What is humbug?

Why do Y and Z end the alphabet?

What are the most used letters in the English alphabet?

What is the origin of the word alphabet?