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Halloween traditions blend of pagan and Christian

Pagan rituals and Catholic customs may be behind many of the traditions that have come to define modern Halloween, the world’s most popular ghoulish festival. 1. Hallowed be thy name The word Halloween comes from the term “All Hallows Even”. This was the night before the Catholic holiday All Saints’ Day, which was a religious…

Cherry bar, ACDC, noise complaint

AC/DC Lane too noisy, says nearby new resident

Tension between residential developments and live music venues has flared up after AC/DC Lane’s Cherry bar received complaints about noise from residents of a new apartment complex on Flinders Street. One new resident has filed a complaint to the bar and the council that the loud late-night music from the bar was affecting her sleep…