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Santa Cruz Xoxocotlán

nights. Women would come to offer tamales and atole to the volunteers, lighting their way with a type of lamp called a “bruja”, which contained a candle protected by paper shields. The consumption of tamales on these Tuesdays has been practiced since but in the 1970s, cultural events began to accompany the ritual. During the month of October, the Virgin of the Rosary is celebrated with an event called the Rosario de Aurora, starting from the 3rd of October and ending with the beginning of Day of the Dead ceremonies on 31 October. Day of the Dead commemorations extend from 31 October to 2 November and even the poorest in the municipality save money in order to adorn graves with flowers and offer cigarettes, mole, chocolate and other things. east of Monte Albán. - 383 Santa Cruz Xoxocotlán Santa Cruz Xoxocotlán Centro (Centro District, Oaxaca) - - 383 Santa Cruz Xoxocotlán Santa Cruz Xoxocotlán Centro (Centro District, Oaxaca) -


Papantla

These are decorated with palm fronds, bananas, oranges, limes, anis and chocolate figures. Food stuffs include mole, candy, tamales, local breads and other regional specialties. A glass of water and “renio” (a type of local alcohol) are also placed. Day of the Dead celebrations begin on 31 October for those who had died of natural causes. On 1 November, the souls of deceased children (called Laqsq’at’an) are welcomed. Later on 1 November and 2 November the souls of adults are said to return. It is believed that the souls come in the form of insects to eat the meals laid out in offering. It is also believed that this food needs to be freshly prepared and hot. During the nights, groups of living children go house to house singing traditional songs. thumb left Voladores at the Church of the Assumption (File:VoladoresTowerPapantla.JPG) For religious and secular events, two dances are definitive of Papantla. According to Totonac myth, the gods told men “Dance, and we shall observe.” The Danza de los Voladores is one of these events that was originally meant to please the gods

is the Cumbre Tajin Festival which falls on the spring equinox. It celebrates Totonac heritage with concerts, conferences, food, cultural events workshops and more. Another archeological zone is Cuyuxquihui, which extends about thirty hectares. It contains various pre-Hispanic structures of which the military fort and the ceremonial center stand out. It is located about 37 km from the city. There are also two ecological parks called Kiwíkgolo and Xanath. See also Wikipedia:Papantla, Veracruz Commons:Papantla, Mexico


Atlixco

known for its production of ornamental plants and cut flowers. The city was founded early in the colonial period, originally under the jurisdiction of Huejotzingo, but eventually separated to become an independent municipality. The municipality has a number of notable cultural events, the most important of which is the El Huey Atlixcayotl, a modern adaptation of an old indigenous celebration. This event brings anywhere from 800 to 1,500 participants from all over the state of Puebla

Cecina (Cecina (meat)) (Cecina Fair) promotes the local version of this meat, in August with artistic and cultural events. The last two weeks of October are dedicated to the regional fair. La Noche de las Estrellas (Night of the Stars) occurs on the last Saturday of February, when about 5,000 people come together on the Cerro de San Miguel mountain to observe the night sky, through the telescopes of the observatory there. The event promotes


Tlaxcala, Tlaxcala

of the monastery’s founding. The after its use as a monastery ended, the cloister was used as a military barracks, a hospital and a prison. Only some of its original murals remain. It has been the home of the Regional Museum since 1981. The museum contains five halls dedicated to the history of the state from the pre-Hispanic period to the 19th century and it has two halls for temporary exhibits. The museum also hosts conferences and cultural events. Other services include

such as that of the Huehues from the community of Acuitlapilco. On Ash Wednesday, ceremonies end with a hanging of an effigy called “La Octava del Carnaval” Often the image is satirical, and of a person considered worthy of criticism. The Feria de Todos Santos is an important event, dedicated to the agriculture, handcrafts and industry of the state. It also has cultural events such as concerts, art exhibits and dance as well as regional food and an inaugural parade. The municipality thumb City Hall (File:Tlaxcala - Palacio Municipal - Fassade.jpg) The city is the governing authority for itself and fifteen other communities, forming a territory of 41.61km2. DATE OF BIRTH 1953-08-18 PLACE OF BIRTH Tlaxcala, Tlaxcala, Mexico DATE OF DEATH birth_date October 3 birth_place 25px (Image:Flag of Mexico.svg) Tlaxcala (Tlaxcala, Tlaxcala), Tlaxcala death_date '''Mónica Dossetti Merlo''' (born October 3 in Tlaxcala (Tlaxcala, Tlaxcala), Tlaxcala) is a Mexican (Mexico) actress. She made her debut as an actress as the rich and socialite ''Karla Greta Reyes Retana y de las Altas Torres'' in ''Volver a Empezar'', role which she had reprised in ''El Premio Mayor'' and ''Salud, Dinero y Amor''. DATE OF BIRTH PLACE OF BIRTH Tlaxcala (Tlaxcala, Tlaxcala), Tlaxcala DATE OF DEATH


Loreto, Baja California Sur

attend school, away from their homes and families. It serves approximately sixty five students. Events * Fiestas de la Virgen de Loreto. The Our Lady of Loreto Festivities are celebrated on September 8. It's a series of religious, civic and cultural events. * Fiestas de la Fundación de Loreto. The foundation of the city is celebrated from October 19 to 25. It's one of the most important cultural events in the state. * Fiestas de San Javier. The festivities from December 1 to 3 are in honor


Torreón

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Puerto Ángel

right thumb Hurricane Pauline off the Mexican coast on October 7 (Image:Hurr-pauline-vis1.gif) Pauline rapidly intensified (rapid deepening) after becoming a hurricane with favorable conditions for continued development, and 18 hours after becoming a hurricane it attained a peak intensity of 135 mph (215 km h). The winds of the hurricane weakened slightly to 115 mph (185 km h), but on October 8 Pauline re-strengthened to reach winds of 135 mph (215 km h) a short distance off the coast of Mexico. The hurricane turned more to the west-northwest while paralleling the southern coast of Oaxaca, and Pauline quickly weakened due to interaction with the mountainous terrain before landfall (landfall (meteorology)) near Puerto Ángel as a 110 mph (175 km h) hurricane early on October 9. The tropical cyclone continued to weaken as it paralleled the coast a short distance inland. On October 10, Pauline dissipated over the state (States of Mexico) of Jalisco. Strong winds from the hurricane downed trees and power lines throughout southern Oaxaca. The storm temporarily isolated Puerto Ángel Puerto Ángel


Santa Tecla, El Salvador

is located belonged to the Soundy family who sold the property to the Salvadoran Institute of Tourism in 1956. This park has held important international events, including Miss Universe in 1975, due to the impressive landscape. In 2001 the facilities were severely damaged by the earthquakes. But its reconstruction was done shortly after the natural disaster. In this park you will find children’s play areas, an amphitheater for educational and cultural events, picnic areas, a footbridge, access ramps


Boca del Río, Veracruz

, escalators, handicapped access, commercial stands, lockers, ticket windows, parking lot and direct access to a neighboring mall and hotel. It hosts business meetings and professional conferences as well as cultural events. ref name "


Žižkov

and property prices are increasing rapidly. Žižkov is said to have the highest number of pubs (public house) per capita of any city district in Europe Born in Žižkov, a suburb of Prague in what was then part of Austria-Hungary, his first collection of poems was published in 1921. He was a member of the Communist Party, the editor of a number of communist newspapers and magazines - ''Rovnost'', ''Srsatec'', and ''Reflektor'' - and the employee of a communist publishing house. DATE OF BIRTH 23 September 1901 PLACE OF BIRTH Žižkov, Austria-Hungary DATE OF DEATH 10 January 1986 thumb Statue of Jaroslav Hašek near the pubs where he wrote his works (Žižkov (Image:Hasek-nepras-01.jpg), Praha). *Vítkov (Vítkov (Opava District)) – Vítek z Kravař *Žižkov – Jan Žižka Čurda betrayed several safe houses provided by the Jindra group, including that of the Moravec family in Žižkov. At 5.00 am on 17 June, the Moravec flat was raided. The family was made to stand in the corridor while the Gestapo searched their flat. Mrs. Moravec was allowed to go to the toilet, and killed herself with a cyanide capsule (cyanide). Mr. Moravec, oblivious to his family's involvement with the resistance, was taken to the Peček Palác together with his son Ata. Ata was tortured throughout the day. Finally, he was stupefied with brandy and shown his mother's severed head in a fish tank. McDonald, Callum, ''The Killing of Reinhard Heydrich: The SS “Butcher of Prague”'', p. 202. ISBN 0-306-80860-9 Ata Moravec told the Gestapo what they wanted to know. Defence of Prague The siege began on 12 June. The crusaders' forces, in the opinions of the chroniclers, consisted of 100-200 thousand soldiers. In the opinions of modern historians they probably had 50-100 thousand soldiers. One of the most important points in the fortifications of Prague was Vítkov Hill. The fortifications on this hill secured roads on the crusaders' supply lines. The fortifications themselves were made from timber but they were consolidated with a stone and clay wall and with moats. On the southern part of the hill there was a standing tower, the northern part was secured by a steep cliff. The fortifications were said to be defended by 26 men and three women, though in the opinion of J. Durdik, it was probably about 60 soldiers. On 13 July, the Crusader's cavalry crossed the river Vltava and began their attack. On 14 July, Hussite relief troops surprise attacked the Knights through the vineyards on the southern side of the hill on which the battle was fought. The violent attack forced the crusaders down the steep northern cliff. Panic spread among the crusaders, which made them rout the field. During the retreat, many knights drowned in the Vltava. Most of Žižka's forces were soldiers armed with flails and guns. After the battle, the Hussites had won. Crusaders lost about 300 knights. In honour of this battle, Vítkov Hill was renamed Žižkov after Jan Žižka. This battle was more of a political success than a military success. As a consequence of the Hussite victory on Vítkov, the crusaders lost any hope of starving the city into submission and their army disintegrated. Afterward the crusaders withdrew to Kutná Hora and began local warfare. A monument exists today on the hill and in 2003 local officials were attempting to replant the vineyard. Ježek was born in the Prague quarter of Žižkov to the family of a tailor. He was almost blind from a young age. He studied composition at the Prague Conservatory as a pupil of Karel Boleslav Jirák (1924–1927), at the master school of composition with Josef Suk (Josef Suk (composer)) (1927–1930), and shortly also with Alois Hába (1927–1928). Ježek met the playwrights comedians Jan Werich and Jiří Voskovec (Jiri Voskovec) (aka George Voskovec), leaders of the ''Osvobozené divadlo'' (Prague Liberated Theatre) in Prague, and took up the post of main composer and conductor for the theatre. During the next decade (from 1928 to 1939), he composed incidental music, songs, dances, and ballets for the comic and satirical plays of Voskovec and Werich. In 1934 he became a member of Czech Group of Surrealists. Forced to leave Czechoslovakia following the Nazi (Nazism) occupation, Ježek, Voskovec and Werich went into exile in New York City. He worked as a piano teacher and choirmaster there, and continued to work with Voskovec and Werich. In 1942, the long-ill Ježek died of chronic kidney disease in New York. On December 29, 1941, two days before his death, Ježek married Frances Bečáková. Cimrman is a major character or the putative author of a great number of books, plays, and films. The Jára Cimrman Theatre in Žižkov is one of Prague's most frequented theatrical houses. thumb Žižkov TV tower dominates the skyline. (File:2011-06-11-praha-by-RalfR-071.jpg) The '''Žižkov Television Tower''' is a unique transmitter tower built in Prague between 1985 and 1992. Designed by architect Václav Aulický and structural engineer Jiří Kozák Žižkovská televizní věž , it stands high above the city's traditional skyline from its position on top of a hill in the district of Žižkov, from which it takes its name. The tower is an example of high-tech architecture. thumb Administrative division of Vinohrady (File:Vinohrady-katastr.png) Between 1788–1867 it was called ''Viničné Hory'' (Vineyard Mountains). From 1867 to 1968 it was called Královské Vinohrady ("Royal Vineyards"). In 1875, Královské Vinohrady were divided into two parts, Královské Vinohrady I and Královské Vinohrady II, the part I was renamed to Žižkov and the part II to Královské Vinohrady in 1877. In 1922 Královské Vinohrady was made part of Prague as district XII. In 1949, the west part was conjoined with Prague 2 and the east part remain separate district Prague 12. In 1960, where Prague division was reduced from 16 to 10 administrative districts, the north part of Prague 12 was conjoined with Žižkov into Prague 3 and the south part was joined to Prague 10. Local patriots say that the real reason was that Královské Vinohrady were known as a "bourgeois" district and thus politically unreliable for the then-ruling Communist Party of Czechoslovakia. Description The main east-west avenue of Vinohrady is Vinohradská street leading from Wenceslas Square to Žižkov and Strašnice. Along this street stand headquarter building of Czech Radio, old Vinohrady Market Hall and Vinohrady Water Tower and several stations of Prague Metro Line A (Line A (Prague Metro)) (Náměstí Míru, Jiřího z Poděbrad, Flora, Želivského). Parallel to Vinohradská street, there is Slezská street, Korunní street (from Peace Square to Flora) and Francouzská street (from Peace Square to Vršovice . In the east part of Vinohrady near Strašnice are situated the large Královské Vinohrady Teaching Hospital and Vinohrady Cemeteries. Schools at the University of Economics in Prague are often called 'Faculties'. The university is located at three campuses. Its main campus is in Prague at Žižkov. A secondary campus is found in Jižní město on the outskirts of Prague. The Faculty of Management is located separately from the others at its own campus outside Prague in Jindřichův Hradec (Jindrichuv Hradec) (110 kilometres away from Prague). The district includes most of the cadastral area (Prague districts) of Žižkov and parts of Vinohrady, Vysočany (Vysočany, Prague) and Strašnice. The district area has remained intact since its creation in 1960. The team was founded by a group of students in 1903 in the town of Žižkov (since 1922 part of Prague). Viktoria's main successes fall into the period between the world wars — until 1948 it was the third most successful Czechoslovak (Czechoslovakia) club, winning the Czechoslovak championship in 1928 (1927–28 Czechoslovak First League) and finishing as runners-up in 1929. After the second world war and the beginning of communism in 1948 it descended to the lower leagues where it remained until 1993 when it was promoted again to the highest league as a result of the Slovak clubs walking away to form their own league. Viktoria was very successful between 1993 and 2003, competing in four European cups and finishing 3rd in the league on two occasions (2002, 2003). In total Žižkov has won the national knock out cup on 9 occasions (1913, 1914, 1916, 1921, 1929, 1933, 1940, 1994 and 2001) and finished as runners-up in 1919, 1920 and 1995.


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