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On May 10, 1933, in a symbolic act, university students across Germany burned 25,000 books in public bonfires, signaling an era of state censorship and control of culture.
Wednesday Bonfires, bogs and brews with Save the Dunes Save the Dunes will host two outdoor events this month.
In the gardens outside, clouds of smoke billowed up from bonfires stoked by official documents that government workers were heaping on the flames.
There’s no better time to experience this aspect of local culture than during Meskel (this year, on September 27), which commemorates the finding of the true cross by St. Helena with processions, bonfires, and celebrations.
The Labor Day bonfire with friends from the Down 2 Pound motorcycle club was his first outing to the old haunt in a year.
Recalling a sound similar to Sam Cooke and Van Morrison--supplemented with some R&B--Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats evoke a shout-along party appropriate for a remote setting with nothing but a bonfire and some brews.
During World War II, the Army came ashore to develop biological weapons and to incinerate, in open bonfires, those captured from the enemy.
Think s’mores, sing-alongs or ghost stories around a bonfire.
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Origin and Etymology of bonfire
First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
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