Significant Dates During This Holiday Season

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Significant Dates During This Holiday Season

Postby Speak-Ez on Fri Dec 19, 2014 6:08 am

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December Solstice falls on a Sunday, the 21st.

The Last Night of Chanukah* is on the 23rd. First Night of Chanukah, by the way, was on the 16th.

Christmas Day is on Thursday this year, obviously on Dec. 25th.

Kwanzaa starts the following day, the 26th, and runs until Jan. 1st.

The New Year starts on a Thursday.


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* In the Hebrew, Chanukah is pronounced with the letter chet. The chet’s “ch” sound is not enunciated like the “ch” in child; rather it’s a guttural, throaty sound—like the “ch” in Johann Bach—which does not have an English equivalent. The letter “H” is the closest, but it’s not really it. So while some people spell and pronounce it “Chanukah” and others settle for “Hanukkah,” they really are one and the same.

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Re: Significant Dates During This Holiday Season

Postby deja vu on Wed Dec 24, 2014 12:09 pm

Another significant date is today. I bet most don't know that it is

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Re: Significant Dates During This Holiday Season

Postby CielOnTap on Wed Dec 24, 2014 2:58 pm

Some festivities tonight on Christmas Eve likely have eggnog on the refreshment list.

I'd like there to be no major meal planning for busy days -wouldn't it be fun to have guests take turns barbecuing something on the grill outside or playing Top Chef when given some basic ingredients and told to make something for dinner within 90 minutes? I'm thinking a hot table like in a salad buffet with maybe 12 different dishes-say 4 entrees, 8 side dishes, prepared by all in attendance with a dessert selection to follow. Maybe this would work in a warm climate such as Australia, so no need to worry about the patio or back door being left open while people come and go.

Hanukkah's over, Christmas is tomorrow (Day 1 on the Gregorian calendar), and Kwanzaa is coming on Dec. 26.

There are expectations of sales for Dec. 26-Boxing Day, though with the Internet making flyer access and comparision shopping so readily available, many have discovered there are no real reasons to be planning to line up outside electronics stores on Dec. 26, unless they are in the US for great price deals. Besides, if the day is yours to have,why go shopping. Enjoy unplugged time with people around you.
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