In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
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- I like the fact that there is a requiem mass to celebrate the end of someone's life; I like the fact that there are baptisms and christenings.
- I'm not overly religious, I don't attend church and probably only step inside one for weddings, funerals and christenings, but I feel that it's the right way of doing it.
- With an ageing and small congregation of only about ten people there aren't many weddings or christenings.
- Another reason to feel distress about this matter is the effect it would have on the dedicated bands of bell-ringers who regularly practise this traditional art and help celebrate events such as weddings or christenings.
- But statistics of falling church attendance in the UK show that the Church can no longer take this for granted; people go to other places for help these days, and only come to church for christenings, weddings and funerals.
- The new extension will increase our capacity from 70 to 125, enabling us to attract more outside bookings such as birthday parties, wedding receptions and christenings.
- I was brought up with very little religion around me, my parents go to church for weddings, christenings and funerals and that's it.
- The photographs in Robert's collection include holiday pictures, weddings, christenings, football matches and birthday parties.
- As with many other immigrant groups, the Poles maintain traditions most closely in those ceremonies for which the community holds great value: weddings, christenings and funerals.
- It's really important for people for weddings, funerals, christenings and worship.
- The new ceremonies are thought likely to hit demand for christenings by the Church of Scotland and other Christian churches.
- My older cousins were also at the party with their kids which was a rare treat as we only see each other every few years, weddings, christenings, funerals.
- The St George Chapel has witnessed christenings, weddings and funerals, and has given comfort to the Defence community in times of conflict and peace.
- In this code, Virginia's Christian ministers were required to record all christenings, marriages and burials they performed.
- On dark winter nights when I turned the key in the vestry door, I entered a spiritual time-machine, awash with ghosts from a century of christenings, weddings, funerals, harvests and carol services.
- Our function room is booked virtually every night of the week with weddings, christenings and funerals.
- Their lives were intertwined in many ways, through weddings, funerals, christenings, parties etc.
- Apart from christenings, weddings and funerals I have been to church exactly once in my life and that was aged ten when taken by my Gran.
- Hackney cars in Ireland transported brides to weddings, infants to christenings and mourners to funerals.
- I scarcely go to church, essentially weddings, funerals and christenings are what it takes to get me there.
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