These words, much older than the term miscegenation, are derived from the Late Latin mixticius for "mixed", which is also the root of the Spanish word mestizo.Portuguese also uses miscigenação, derived from the same Latin root as the English word.As Shakespeare understood so well, the spirits come alive on this special, magical night.In fact folklore has it that charms and divinations, predictors of love, will work on this night alone. To keep the bank manager happy we have also introduced some optional paid-for services which we call Essentials.
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