Archive for the ‘Holidays’ Category

¡Feliz Cinco de Mayo! (no seas una vergüenza)

Wednesday, 5 May 2021

[Cinco de Mayo archive here.]

Having a blast at the Soviet May Day Celebration 1968

Thursday, 22 April 2021

[Found here.]

Easter

Sunday, 4 April 2021

Fountains Abbey Cistercian Monastery
North Yorkshire, England
Established 1132AD.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day

Wednesday, 17 March 2021

[More St. Patrick’s Day fun here.]

Let’s Pretend it’s Mardi Gras

Tuesday, 16 February 2021

Mardi Gras has been ruined for the 2nd year in a row. Thank God USA Today has a list of the 10 Best Ways to Celebrate Mardi Gras at Home.

1. Decorate in green, gold and purple.
Dare to be ugly.

2. Have a seafood boil.
Eew.

3. Eat a king cake.
Okay.

4. Mix a Mardi Gras martini.
Okay with that also. Oop, made a mistake. Let’s try another one.
Whoopsie. Did it again. Let’s make three and see which one is best. Then we’ll make that one.
Uh-oh…

5. Make a shoebox float.
Then look at it.

6. Learn some Cajun French.
Gitcha gitcha gris-gris gumbo yaya. Done.

7. Snack on some MoonPies.
Got it.

8. See some house floats.
Mardi Gras without the flashers, but a good excuse to keep your Christmas lights up.

9. Dress up your dog.
No. It embarrasses you and annoys the dog.

10. Take a virtual tour of Mardi Gras World.
It’s kinda cool in a 2nd grade field trip kinda way, but it’s virtual so it’s more like shopping for mattress covers online.

Enough of that nonsense. Let’s do this instead.

 

Die Schnabelperchten

Tuesday, 5 January 2021

12 drummers drumming won’t stop them.

With a gentle “Ga Ga Ga”, they make their way from house to house, checking that homes have had the appropriate upkeep, whether the floor has been properly swept and every corner has been dusted. Heaven forbid you don’t clean your house correctly – the ancient version of the legend says that, if that’s the case, the Schnabelperchten will slice open your stomach with a long pair of shears and empty all of the rubbish inside!

Let it be said, however, that the Schnabelperchten are generally welcome guests – especially since they bring happiness and blessings for the coming year.

Schnabelperchten (more than one beaked Perchta) roam around the Alpine region of Austria in midwinter, appearing on or before the eve of the Twelfth Night, the last of the “Twelve Days” of Christmas, the “Haunted Season.”

[h/t Mme. Jujujive. Top image and caption found here. More Perchta lore here and here.]


Update: Just spotted this, and I wasn’t even looking for it.

Happy New Year I think.

Friday, 1 January 2021

 

 

 

[Found here.]

New Year’s Eve 2020

Thursday, 31 December 2020

[Bottom image found here. Top .gif modified, found here.]

Santa Claus. He’s coming. Tonight.

Thursday, 24 December 2020

Christmas of Joy

Wednesday, 23 December 2020

Click on any image to spread the Joy.
Images found here and elsewhere (via here).


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