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    At the time of the Celts, the year was divided into two seasons.
    Winter began on the 1st November : Samain,
    Summer began on the 1st of May : Beltaine
    These two major Celtic festivals, Samain on the 1st November and Beltaine on the 1st May, are now public holidays.

    I thought this was rather interesting ...
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    Very interesting Frank. I never knew that.

    (By the way, in Madrid it is also a holiday tomorrow, so we have a reeeeeally long weekend!!)
    Los hombres son superiores a las mujeres porque Alá les otorgó la primacia sobre ellas. Portanto, dió a los varones el doble de lo que dió a las mujeres. Los maridos que sufrieran desobediencia de sus mujeres pueden castigarlas: abandonarlas en sus lechos, e incluso golpearlas.
    No se legó al hombre mayor calamidad que la mujer."


    El Corán (libro sagrado de los musulmanes, recitado por Alá a Maomé en el siglo VI)


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    Quote Originally Posted by exxcéntrica
    Very interesting Frank. I never knew that.

    (By the way, in Madrid it is also a holiday tomorrow, so we have a reeeeeally long weekend!!)
    Very interesting endeed!

    Why is it a holiday Exx.?

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    did you LONG for a LONG weekend ?
    enjoy the little things and have a great time !
    ¡ de Madrid al cielo !
    beste groeten - sincères salutations - kindest regards - atentamente - mit freundlichen Grüßen

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    I wonder where those dates are public holidays...?

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    Default public holiday

    1st of November
    Mexico- Day of the Dead celebrations begin.
    Roman festivals - last day of the Ludi Victoriae Sullanae.
    Catholicism - Holy Day of Obligation, All Saints Day. Holiday in Austria, Belgium, Chile, Croatia, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Mexico, Peru, the Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Seychelles, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Guatemala.
    Algeria - National day
    Antigua and Barbuda - Independence Day (from Britain, 1981)
    Ireland - Samhain the traditional first day of Winter
    World Vegan Day
    United States - Start of National Novel Writing Month
    India-Kerala- State formation day (kerala piravi dinam-malayalam language)
    India-Karnataka- Kannada Rajyotsava
    India-Andhra Pradesh- State formation day
    November 1 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)

    1st of May
    May Day occurs on May 1,
    May Day is synonymous with Labour Day or International Workers Day,
    and is a public holiday in many countries (especially in the Northern Hemisphere) including Mainland Europe, UK, USSR,
    but also in Hawaii and some parts of the USA.
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    Very Interesting!!!!!

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