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Title: Happy New Year
Post by: Steve on January 01, 2014, 08:42:49 AM
What more can I say?  
Title: Happy New Year
Post by: dana44 on January 01, 2014, 09:18:45 AM
Not much, so here is my wishing this year is an improvement on the good things from last year.
Title: Happy New Year
Post by: Snotty on January 04, 2014, 08:37:24 AM
Good New Year to all and a Happy Epiphany on Monday!
Title: Happy New Year
Post by: dana44 on January 04, 2014, 07:49:14 PM
Happy epiphany on Monday? I had one of those a couple months ago, best thing I ever did.

It's actually a special day on Monday? Wow, will have to look into that!


Thanks, and Happy Epiphany to you, too!
Title: Happy New Year
Post by: Snotty on January 07, 2014, 08:54:28 AM
Ha!!

Yes, Epiphany, celebrated more in Europe, is the remembrance of the Wise Men's visit to the baby Jesus.  It is celebrated on January 6, after the 12 Days of Christmas.  And now you know... the rest of the story!

I talked with a  woman over Christmas who was raised in Austria.  Her tradition was to put up the tree on Christmas Eve an take it down after Epiphany.  During those 12 days you were to give gifts to any who visited your home.  I keep my trees up until Jan. 6.  It's fun! 
Title: Happy New Year
Post by: Steve on January 07, 2014, 04:52:12 PM
Wow!  I never heard of it before.  
Thank you for teaching us something new
Title: Happy New Year
Post by: dana44 on January 07, 2014, 05:20:14 PM
That is wonderful to hear, a first for everything. Thanks for sharing, just might have to make it a new tradition.
Title: Happy New Year
Post by: Snotty on January 08, 2014, 07:58:49 AM
Amen!!!  I lived in Downieville, CA, in Sierra County, for 4 years.  It was rare for people to take anything down before Jan. 6 there.  I loved it!!  Moved to Bakersfield with its traditions greatly influenced by people from Southern US Sates, and I was often the only one on my block with my lights still lit on New Year's Day.  In Chico I am one of four on my block that kept them lit through Epiphany.  Yes, I miss Downieville!
Title: Happy New Year
Post by: Jacques on January 08, 2014, 11:15:49 AM
Another NY-funny: the Scots have 2 days off as bank holiday for their NY-celebrations (and recovering from the aftermath) (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley36.gif)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hogmanay (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hogmanay)

(seems I spent my recent holiday in the wrong part of the UK, although Wales was superb, and full of extremely friendly people)

Happy New Year to you all! Cheers!

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v704/sjak_brak/FUN/travel/2013%20UK/DSCN0943.jpg)




Title: Happy New Year
Post by: dana44 on January 08, 2014, 07:46:14 PM
And welcome to San Diego, where Christmas lights can stay up all year long,  and are lit all the way through July on many houses! Like they say, Christmas in July, it isn't just a dream, it is a reality around here!
Title: Happy New Year
Post by: Snotty on January 09, 2014, 08:35:34 AM
I would love it!!  (Both of the above! (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley2.gif))