Spirit of the Season

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Spirit of the Season

Postby Typhoon » Mon Dec 19, 2011 4:55 pm

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Re: Spirit of the Season

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Postby YMix » Tue Dec 20, 2011 3:49 pm

“There are a lot of killers. We’ve got a lot of killers. What, do you think our country’s so innocent? Take a look at what we’ve done, too.” - Donald J. Trump, President of the USA
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Postby Hoosiernorm » Fri Dec 23, 2011 5:32 am

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Re: Spirit of the Season

Postby Typhoon » Fri Dec 23, 2011 5:48 am

Happy Hannukah

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Postby Typhoon » Fri Dec 23, 2011 6:07 am

And a Happy Winter Solstice to everyone

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Postby YMix » Thu Mar 08, 2012 9:26 am

Happy International Women's Day for our posters and their wives/girlfriends/women relatives. :D
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Postby Typhoon » Thu Mar 08, 2012 3:39 pm

YMix wrote:Happy International Women's Day for our posters and their wives/girlfriends/women relatives. :D


Indeed. Seconded.
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Re: Spirit of the Season

Postby YMix » Sat Mar 10, 2012 10:44 am

Forgot to mention that yesterday was March 9, „ziua celor 40 de mucenici”.

Mucenici is a Christian feast of the 40 Martyrs of Sebaste, a traditional holiday in Romania and Moldova. It coincides with the start of the agricultural year. Those who observe this holiday clean their households and light fire to garbage collected from their homes, to bring warmth outside.

The pre-Christian and Christian meanings of this day are slowly passing from the land. Today, it's mostly known for its special food.

Mucenici, Moldova-style:

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Mucenici, Muntenia-style in sweet sauce, with crushed walnuts and cinnamon:

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Postby Typhoon » Sat Mar 17, 2012 7:42 pm

Nat Geo | St. Patrick's Day 2012: Facts, Myths, and Traditions

St. Patrick's Day: Made in America?

Until the 1970s, St. Patrick's Day in Ireland was a minor religious holiday. A priest would acknowledge the feast day, and families would celebrate with a big meal, but that was about it.

"St. Patrick's Day was basically invented in America by Irish-Americans," Freeman said.

Irish-American history expert Timothy Meagher said Irish charitable organizations originally celebrated St. Patrick's Day with banquets in places such as Boston, Massachusetts; Savannah, Georgia; and Charleston, South Carolina.

Eighteenth-century Irish soldiers fighting with the British in the U.S. Revolutionary War held the first St. Patrick's Day parades. Some soldiers, for example, marched through New York City in 1762 to reconnect with their Irish roots.

Other parades followed in the years and decades after, including well-known celebrations in Boston, Philadelphia, and Chicago, primarily in flourishing Irish immigrant communities.

"It becomes a way to honor the saint but also to confirm ethnic identity and to create bonds of solidarity," said Meagher, of Catholic University in Washington, D.C..
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Re: Spirit of the Season

Postby Antipatros » Mon Apr 02, 2012 7:04 pm

Chag Pesach Sameach; or, have a blessed and joyous Easter.
Be not too curious of Good and Evil;
Seek not to count the future waves of Time;
But be ye satisfied that you have light
Enough to take your step and find your foothold.

--T.S. Eliot
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Re: Spirit of the Season

Postby Typhoon » Thu Apr 05, 2012 7:01 pm

Chag Pesach Sameach - Happy Passover Festival; or

Happy Easter - Christus resurrexit

to all that celebrate either.
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Re: Spirit of the Season

Postby Torchwood » Sun Apr 08, 2012 8:32 am

Χριστός ανέστη

to all, whatever your faith or none
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Re: Spirit of the Season

Postby Hoosiernorm » Sun Apr 08, 2012 8:52 am

He is risen indeed!
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Re: Spirit of the Season

Postby YMix » Sun Apr 08, 2012 3:13 pm

You people are a week early. ;)
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Thai New Yeat

Postby Typhoon » Sun Apr 15, 2012 2:57 pm

Happy Songkran to anuschin et al

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Re: Spirit of the Season

Postby Typhoon » Tue May 01, 2012 4:35 pm

Happy May Day.



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Postby YMix » Tue May 01, 2012 5:45 pm

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Re: Spirit of the Season

Postby Endovelico » Tue May 01, 2012 8:31 pm

A more impressive version...

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Re: Spirit of the Season

Postby Antipatros » Fri May 18, 2012 3:14 pm

Happy Victoria Day/Empire Day long weekend! But since most of you don't get to celebrate it, I'll take the bullet and enjoy it for you.
Be not too curious of Good and Evil;
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Re: Spirit of the Season

Postby Typhoon » Fri May 18, 2012 8:39 pm

Antipatros wrote:Happy Victoria Day/Empire Day long weekend! But since most of you don't get to celebrate it, I'll take the bullet and enjoy it for you.


Lucky sod.

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