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  • What to Know About Nowruz, a 3,000-Year-Old Festival Celebrated by Millions Worldwide

    03/19/2024 2:18:40 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    Time ^ | MARCH 19, 2024 | Koh Ewe
    Some 300 million people around the world are starting their annual celebration of renewal and harmony with nature in what is to them the biggest cultural holiday of the year, typically involving 13 days of rituals. Nowruz (alternatively spelled Nauruz, Nauryz, Navruz, Nevruz, Nooruz, Norooz, Norouz, or Novruz), also known as Persian New Year (Nowruz means “new day” in Persian), is celebrated across ethnic groups with a common Silk Roads heritage, including Afghanistan, India, Iran, Iraq, Kazakhstan, Pakistan, Tajikistan, and Turkey, as well as their diaspora in other countries. Watch more from TIME Click to Learn More AD pause volume_off...
  • Google celebrates Nowruz 2024 with a doodle

    03/19/2024 1:12:16 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 8 replies
    Times of India ^ | March 19, 2024 | TOI Tech Desk
    Google commemorates Nowruz, the Persian New Year, with a vibrant doodle symbolizing equal daylight and darkness on the vernal equinox. The doodle features haft-sīn, a table Google has created a colourful and vibrant doodle to celebrate Nowruz, the Persian New Year. Nowruz means 'new day' in Persian and it aligns with the vernal equinox, marking the period when daylight and darkness are nearly equal in duration.The Google doodle consist of multiple colourful elements which represent the Persian culture. The doodle comprises of traditional calligraphy, floral designs and the most important tradition haft-sīn.For those unaware, Haft-sin is a distinctive table arrangement...
  • 5 Things You May Not Know About Leap Day

    02/29/2024 11:35:33 AM PST · by DallasBiff · 38 replies ^ | 2/27/24 | Stephen Wood
    Nearly every four years, we add an extra day to the calendar in the form of February 29, also known as Leap Day. Put simply, these additional 24 hours are built into the calendar to ensure that it stays in line with the Earth’s movement around the sun. While the modern calendar contains 365 days, the actual time it takes for Earth to orbit its star is slightly longer—roughly 365.2421 days. The difference might seem negligible, but over decades and centuries that missing quarter of a day per year can add up. To ensure consistency with the true astronomical year,...
  • What days DON'T they get? James Woods posts an insane calendar of woke

    10/21/2023 7:23:06 AM PDT · by NetAddicted · 41 replies ^ | 10/20/2023 | Grateful Calvin
    Welcome to the United States of Woke. Where insane genre ideology must not only be tolerated but celebrated. Every day. Think that is an exaggeration? Think again. On Oct. 19, Twitchy favorite James Woods posted a full calendar of all of the gender cult celebrations that happen throughout the year and it is mind-boggling. Be sure to update your calendar. — James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) October 19, 2023 Wow. We all know this is happening, but to see it all listed like that in a full calendar is pretty scary nonetheless. If you expand on the complete image, the celebrations...
  • [Devotional] Feast of the Holy Maccabean Martyrs

    08/01/2023 3:25:48 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    Catholic Conclave ^ | August 1, 2023 | CathCon
    [Devotional] Feast of the Holy Maccabean Martyrs2 Maccabees 7The glorious martyrdom of the seven brethren and their mother.1 It came to pass also, that seven brethren, together with their mother, were apprehended, and compelled by the king to eat swine's flesh against the law, for which end they were tormented with whips and scourges.Contigit autem et septem fratres una cum matre sua apprehensos compelli a rege edere contra fas carnes porcinas, flagris, et taureis cruciatos.2 But one of them, who was the eldest, said thus: What wouldst thou ask, or learn of us? we are ready to die rather than...
  • The Apostolic Exarchate in Germany and Scandinavia Switches to the Gregorian Calendar

    04/27/2023 7:24:19 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 1 replies
    The Apostolic Exarchate for Ukrainians of the Byzantine Rite in Germany and Scandinavia will switch to the Gregorian calendar on September 1, 2023 (the beginning of the Indictus, i.e., the New Liturgical Year), is stated in the decree of the Apostolic Exarch Bishop Bohdan Dziurakh.(ZENIT News / Germany, 04.25.2023).- “Considering the spiritual well-being of the people of God entrusted to our pastoral care, realizing the needs of the faithful to live entirely the liturgical, and above all the Eucharistic life, caring for the spiritual development of the Apostolic Exarchate, having heard the opinion of the clergy, consecrated persons and laity...
  • SPRING BEGINS – March 20

    03/20/2023 5:57:29 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 27 replies
    National Day Calendar ^ | March 20 | Staff
    (Last Updated On: March 17, 2023) Spring begins on the March or vernal equinox, which is when the amount of sunshine is approximately 12 hours long. The amount of sunlight will incrementally increase until the first day of Summer. #SpringBegins The vernal equinox marks the moment the sun crosses the celestial equator. This is the imaginary line in the sky above the Earth’s equator, from south to north. The vernal equinox happens on March 19, 20, or 21 every year in the Northern Hemisphere. In the Southern Hemisphere, this same event marks the beginning of fall. Meteorologists mark the spring...
  • The Calendar Act of 1750 and eleven lost days

    02/01/2023 9:49:49 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 22 replies
    YouTube ^ | 2018 | The History Guy: History Deserves to Be Remembered
    The History Guy remembers the Calendar Act of 1750 and eleven lost days. It is a curious calendar-related piece of forgotten history that deserves to be remembered.The Calendar Act of 1750 and eleven lost daysThe History Guy: History Deserves to Be Remembered1.14M subscribers | 186K views | 5 years ago
  • Has anyone noticed the media is calling Chinese New Year "Lunar New Year"?

    02/01/2022 8:27:48 PM PST · by CtBigPat · 38 replies
    2/1/2022 | Me
    I had the day off today and I noticed that all the news programs are calling it Lunar New Year rather than Chinese New Year.
  • Custom Calendar Maker that allows major TEXT entries for each day

    08/01/2021 12:26:57 PM PDT · by Auslander154 · 16 replies
    Could use some help please. I make a calendar every year for my dad that includes daily text entries to remind him of birthdays, but also has jokes and puns which he likes. I have always used the iPhoto calendar template in the past, but Apple no longer supports making calendars from iPhoto. Last year the Apple template was available but I had to order the calendar from Mimeo by sending them a PDF of my iPhoto calendar.. Mimeo has a calendar template but it limits text entries to maybe 20 words per date. I have searched all over but...
  • Fox, C-SPAN, NBC moderators for upcoming Trump-Biden debates

    09/02/2020 12:18:29 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 53 replies
    Dissociated Press ^ | September 2, 2020 | Zeke Miller
    Representatives from Fox News, C-SPAN and NBC will moderate the upcoming debates between President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden. According to the nonpartisan Commission on Presidential Debates, the moderators will be: Chris Wallace of Fox News for the debate Sept. 29 in Cleveland.Steve Scully of C-SPAN for the “town meeting” debate Oct. 15 in Miami.NBC’s Kristen Welker for the debate Oct. 22 in Nashville, Tennessee.The commission also announced Wednesday that USA Today’s Susan Page will moderate the vice presidential debate on Oct. 7 in Salt Lake City with Vice President Mike Pence and Democrat Kamala Harris. …
  • 5 things about the leap year you may not know

    02/29/2020 12:48:20 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 38 replies ^ | February 29, 2020 | The Star
    Here are some things you may not know about the leap year, from famous people born on leap day, to why it is added to February and not other months. 1. Not every fourth year is a leap year Only if the year is divisible by 400 will there be 366 days to make it a leap year. For example, 2100 is not a leap year while 2400 is. 2. There is a simple reason the 366th day is in February. Back in the 8th century BC, the calendar was only 10 months long. Eventually, the Romans added January and...
  • French Calendar Reform: The De-Christianization of France

    03/27/2019 5:46:46 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 12 replies
    French_Calendar_Reform ^ | Laura Vornholt-Jones
    During the French Revolution, France set aside Christianity and in public forum denounced the God of Heaven. “The world for the first time heard an assembly of men, born and educated in civilization, and assuming the right to govern one of the finest of the European nations, uplift their united voice to deny the most solemn truth which man’s soul receives, and renounced unanimously the belief and worship of a Deity.” On October 23, 1793, just nine days after Queen Marie Atoinette was executed, the Republican Calendar was decreed. Pierre Sylvain Maréchal, who originally proposed the change, declared: “the calendar...
  • Calendar sales of a certain foreign world leader are surpassing those of native stars in Japan

    12/21/2018 10:53:39 AM PST · by bgill · 24 replies
    soranews24 ^ | Dec. 15, 2018 | Krista Roberts
    No, the current leader in 2019 calendar sales at a popular chain store in Japan is not a fresh-faced young idol, nor is it a sexy heart-throb actor. Rather, Vladimir Putin, the 66-year-old President of Russia, takes the cake in that category. That’s right, the very same exercise buff that also has claim to a fragrance in his home country and a manga in Japan is currently contributing to an unprecedented number of calendar sales in a foreign country.

    Famous Hooters calendar
  • A Problem For Democrats With The July 1, 1982 Entry On Kavanaugh’s Calendar

    09/29/2018 8:13:54 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/29/2018 | AllahPundit
    Not an insurmountable problem. But a problem.The evidence on this point is thin but a bit thicker than the rest of the evidence supporting Ford’s account. Among the boys whom she says she remembers being at the party where she was allegedly assaulted are Kavanaugh and Mark Judge, of course, as well as Patrick “PJ” Smyth and another boy whose name she can’t remember. Lo and behold, on Kavanaugh’s 1982 calendar, in his own handwriting, is an entry for July 1: “Go to Timmy’s for skis with Judge, Tom, P.J., Bernie and Squi.” “Skis” is apparently a reference to...
  • How Many Jewish New Years?

    04/01/2018 5:07:46 AM PDT · by C19fan · 2 replies
    My Jewish Learning ^ | April 1, 2018 | Michelle Alperin
    Time, in its essence, is an unceasing flow on which human beings have imposed meaning with arbitrary divisions and markers–years, months, weeks, days, minutes, and seconds. These units of time serve as measures for human activity in education, commerce, leisure, agriculture, and religion.
  • iPhone users quietly find ‘Easter’ back on their calendars

    03/03/2018 10:58:08 AM PST · by LouieFisk · 18 replies
    Listesite News ^ | Feburary 28th, 2018 | Fr. Mark Hodges
    Easter has “appeared just as quickly as it disappeared” on Apple’s iPhone after widespread complaints from users. As LifeSiteNews reported last week, Apple Inc. removed Good Friday and Easter from its default “US Holidays” calendar app for iPhones... ...Apple sent a response letter signed by “Phil.” “We are sorry that you do not have Easter marked as a holiday on your Calendar. An update is planned for this week that will fix it,” the letter read.
  • Latest Apple Update Deletes Easter,But Leaves 'Indigenous Peoples Day'

    02/19/2018 11:52:52 AM PST · by LouieFisk · 111 replies
    MRCtv ^ | February. 19. 2018 | Brittany M. Hughes,
    We’re still not sure if it was a glitch, an “oops” or an intentional snub, but it looks like Easter Sunday has disappeared from Apple’s iPhone calendars under the company's latest software update. Fox News reports some iPhone users have complained that Easter Sunday, which falls on April 1 this year and is the most important holiday in Christianity, has been erased from Apple’s calendar under its latest iOS version 11.2.5.
  • On New Year’s, our calendar’s crazy history, and the switch that changed Washington’s birthday

    01/01/2018 6:55:47 AM PST · by WeWaWes · 13 replies
    WaPo ^ | 01/01/2018 | Steve Hendrix
    On New Year’s Day, just about every corner of the world will flip a calendar in accordance with the system commissioned by Pope Gregory XIII in the 1580s.