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Brother Daniel 12-13-2011 01:49 PM

The Big TR Holiday Thread
 
This is where TalkRats can wish each other a blessed and joyous ______, where you can fill in the blank with any existing holiday from any religious tradition whatsoever. Because ya never know, there may be someone here who celebrates it.

Today is the Aga Khan's birthday! So to all you Ismā'īlī Muslims out there, have fun!

And happy St. Lucy's day, for those of you who are fans of the "queen of light". (I hear "Luciadagen" is a fairly big thing in Sweden.)

Bartholomew Roberts 12-13-2011 02:23 PM

Merry CHRISTmas!

Bilirubin 12-13-2011 02:26 PM

Happy....Festivus?

I got a LOT of problems with you people!

ravenscape 12-13-2011 02:27 PM

Happy Violin Day!

Bartholomew Roberts 12-13-2011 02:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jasona (Post 1633168)
you people!

what's that supposed to mean?

ravenscape 12-13-2011 02:28 PM

Brother Daniel, is Acadian Remembrance Day observed in your neck of the woods? It's today!

Bilirubin 12-13-2011 02:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ravenscape (Post 1633174)
Brother Daniel, is Acadian Remembrance Day observed in your neck of the woods? It's today!

Is that the day we remember one group of Micmac homeland invaders expelled another group of Micmac homeland invaders, and shipped them off to Louisiana?

ravenscape 12-13-2011 02:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jasona (Post 1633180)
Quote:

Originally Posted by ravenscape (Post 1633174)
Brother Daniel, is Acadian Remembrance Day observed in your neck of the woods? It's today!

Is that the day we remember one group of Micmac homeland invaders expelled another group of Micmac homeland invaders, and shipped them off to Louisiana?

that's the one!

Brother Daniel 12-13-2011 02:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ravenscape (Post 1633174)
Brother Daniel, is Acadian Remembrance Day observed in your neck of the woods? It's today!

I wasn't aware of that particular event, but thanks for mentioning it!
Quote:

Originally Posted by jasona (Post 1633180)
Quote:

Originally Posted by ravenscape (Post 1633174)
Brother Daniel, is Acadian Remembrance Day observed in your neck of the woods? It's today!

Is that the day we remember one group of Micmac homeland invaders expelled another group of Micmac homeland invaders, and shipped them off to Louisiana?

It seems to be more specifically about those who died in the process of being shipped somewhere:
Quote:

Originally Posted by wiki
The Federation des Associations de Familles Acadiennes of New Brunswick and the Société Saint-Thomas d'Aquin of Prince Edward Island has resolved that December 13 each year shall be commemorated as "Acadian Remembrance Day" to commemorate the sinking of the Duke William and the nearly 2000 Acadians deported from Ile-Saint Jean who perished in the North Atlantic from hunger, disease and drowning in 1758.[12] The event has been commemorated annually since 2004 and participants mark the event by wearing a black star.


Mike PSS 12-14-2011 03:30 PM

December 14th.

Joyous Day of the Martyred Intellectuals (Bangladesh)

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On 14 December 1971, over 200 of East Pakistan's intellectuals including professors, journalists, doctors, artists, engineers, and writers were picked up from their homes in Dhaka by the Al-Badr militias and Pakistani Army. They were taken blindfolded to torture cells in Mirpur, Mohammadpur, Nakhalpara, Rajarbagh and other locations in different sections of the city. Later they were executed en masse, most notably at Rayerbazar and Mirpur. In memory of the martyred intellectuals, December 14 is mourned in Bangladesh as Shaheed Buddhijibi Dibosh ("Day of the Martyred Intellectuals").

sanshou 12-14-2011 03:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bartholomew Roberts (Post 1633163)
Merry CHRISTmas!


:nada:

ravenscape 12-14-2011 03:46 PM

December 14 National Bouillabaisse Day!

Sugriva 12-14-2011 05:42 PM

The first time I had bouillabaisse was when I was like 10 at some restaurant in the Fisherman's Wharf. I ate chicken legs in Chinatown too!

True story.

llanitedave 12-14-2011 11:32 PM

What about National Seinfeld Day? The holiday about nothing.

Taygete 12-15-2011 04:32 AM

I'm going home for the holidays tomorrow morning! The plane leaves very early so I'm just going to stay awake all night.

Danby 12-15-2011 04:44 AM

Happy Chrismakwanzaka! :yay:

gandalf 12-15-2011 05:02 AM

Man I cant tell u how much im gonna miss winter this yr I guess im gonna have to settle for some hot tropical beaches in crystal clear blue seas and surf to get over my loss

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Brother Daniel 12-15-2011 12:16 PM

I hear that December 15 is "Bill of Rights Day" in the US. Does this day get any attention at all, in practice?

Bilirubin 12-15-2011 01:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Fuzzy Fungi (Post 1635570)
I'm going home for the holidays tomorrow morning! The plane leaves very early so I'm just going to stay awake all night.

:sadcheer:

I am heading to Toronto and Hamilton on Sunday.

khyren 12-15-2011 01:34 PM

I decided to save money and go home in like February instead.

Yesterday was Monkey Day.

Mike PSS 12-15-2011 01:55 PM

December 15, 1968
Philadelphia Eagles fans boo Santa Claus

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The incident took place at halftime of the final home game for the Eagles. The team was awful and the owners had planned a large Christmas celebration at halftime. However, the celebration was cancelled due to the snow. Instead, a young man in a Santa suit came out to entertain at halftime. The Eagles fans took out their frustrations by booing.
http://www.sptimes.com/2003/01/14/photos/sp-fans.jpg

Bartholomew Roberts 12-15-2011 02:56 PM

Today is sort of a holiday, a certain Internet celebrity that I follow has a trial in about two hours.

ravenscape 12-15-2011 03:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Brother Daniel (Post 1635703)
I hear that December 15 is "Bill of Rights Day" in the US. Does this day get any attention at all, in practice?

In practice, not too much.

It's also National Lemon Cupcake Day

That one may not get much attention either.

Taygete 12-15-2011 04:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jasona (Post 1635766)
Quote:

Originally Posted by Fuzzy Fungi (Post 1635570)
I'm going home for the holidays tomorrow morning! The plane leaves very early so I'm just going to stay awake all night.

:sadcheer:

I am heading to Toronto and Hamilton on Sunday.

Friiig.

I chose my holiday travel dates very poorly. I'm missing like 50 things I would have wanted to do. I'll be back for new years, though.

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llanitedave 12-15-2011 10:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ravenscape (Post 1635913)
Quote:

Originally Posted by Brother Daniel (Post 1635703)
I hear that December 15 is "Bill of Rights Day" in the US. Does this day get any attention at all, in practice?

In practice, not too much.

It's also National Lemon Cupcake Day

That one may not get much attention either.

Most Americans don't even like the Bill of Rights.


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