Jack was a bad man. He was extremely selfish. He wasn't helpful at all. He didn't like helping people. He was a miser (= he didn't like spending money).
When Jack died, he didn't go to Heaven because he was such a miser but he didn't go to hell either because the Devil didn't want him there. So Jack was stuck. He had to walk the earth, holding a lantern, until Judgement Day.
This is the story that has been told by the Irish people who came to America in the 1800's. They carved their turnips into the face of "Jack-of-the-lantern" to remind themselves what happened to people who were misers. So that's why Americans today carve their pumpkins into jack-o-lanterns.
Displays of fireworks over the Washington Monument
Independence Day, commonly known as the Fouth of July is a national holiday in the USA.
It celebrates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4th, 1776 declaring independence from the United Kingdom of Great Britain.
Independence Day is commonly associated with fireworks, parades, barbecues, picnics, concerts, carnivals and political speeches and ceremonies celebrating the history, government and traditions of the United States of America.
London has been voted as the city to host the 2012 Summer Olympic Games.
The 2012 Summer Olympic Games, officially known as the Games of the XXX Olympiad, are due to take place from 27 July to 12 August 2012.
clear version of the official logo
The five candidate cities for the 2012 Olympic Games were Paris, France; New York, USA; Moscow, Russia; London, Great Britain and Madrid, Spain.
The final vote between London and Paris, saw London achieve 54 votes with Paris 50.
Great Britain will host the 2012 Olympic Sailing Competition at the new Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy
2012 marks the first time the Olympics has been held in Britain since 1948.
IOC President Jacques ROGGE offered his congratulations to the winners, commenting, 'We knew the two bids were very, very close. Well done, London. It will be a superb Games and will strengthen the Olympics.'
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