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happy ascension day! i mean, seriously, who knew? i left the house this morning and everything was closed and i thought, huh, okay, the germans never clue me in on anything. good thing i brought groceries yesterday.

this is the thread for the celebration of public holidays. and flag day.

jergins, Thursday, 17 May 2007 13:34 (fifteen years ago) link

happy mount st. helen's day

lxy, Friday, 18 May 2007 05:32 (fifteen years ago) link


jergins, Friday, 18 May 2007 09:02 (fifteen years ago) link


also: 1649 - The Rump Parliament passed an act to formally establish the Commonwealth of England.

lxy, Saturday, 19 May 2007 15:57 (fifteen years ago) link

Happy Neighbor Day!

jergins, Sunday, 20 May 2007 11:27 (fifteen years ago) link

Happy Independence Day, Montenegro!

lxy, Tuesday, 22 May 2007 04:17 (fifteen years ago) link

Dear Haiti,

Happy Sovereignty and Thanksgiving Day

jergins, Tuesday, 22 May 2007 09:13 (fifteen years ago) link

A blessed Shavuot to you. I wish you luck on your pilgrimage.

lxy, Wednesday, 23 May 2007 06:52 (fifteen years ago) link

hey mon, it's Labour Day today in Jamaica.

Jaq, Wednesday, 23 May 2007 17:06 (fifteen years ago) link

Happy Jaq's Birthday!

lxy, Thursday, 24 May 2007 00:07 (fifteen years ago) link

Ghana, you are a treat. I once read that you have one of the highest levels of happiness (however that's measured) of any country. So today, May 25th, I salute you, and I salute Africa Union Day. Take the day off! Enjoy it! I know you will.

jergins, Thursday, 24 May 2007 11:31 (fifteen years ago) link

Also, warm regards to Jordan on its Independence Day! Congratulations, King Abdullah and Queen Rania. You are doing a fine job in a very difficult situation.

lxy, Friday, 25 May 2007 05:41 (fifteen years ago) link

and happy payday to ME!

lxy, Friday, 25 May 2007 05:42 (fifteen years ago) link

Happy Day, Polish Mothers


Australia, I'm sorry.

lxy, Saturday, 26 May 2007 00:29 (fifteen years ago) link

oops we missed 5/27 so:

Feliz Día de la Madre, Madres Bolivianas
Glad Mors Dags, Svensk Mors

lxy, Monday, 28 May 2007 17:16 (fifteen years ago) link

wouldn't it be a great mother's day present to have your children send you around to world to be honored in each country on its mother's day?

of course that would mean that one would be in poland on saturday and then in sweden and bolivia on sunday.... so in reality it would really suck. nevermind.

lxy, Monday, 28 May 2007 17:19 (fifteen years ago) link

okay, monday:

Happy Memorial Day, Americans!
Happy Whit Monday, Christians!
Happy Republic Day, Armenia and Azerbaijan!
Happy Travel Day, Jergins!

lxy, Monday, 28 May 2007 17:21 (fifteen years ago) link

In the UK it is Oak Apple Day, a commemoration of the restoration of the monarchy in Britain and Ireland in May 1660.

According to Wikipedia: In some parts of the country, the day was also known as Shick-Shack Day or Arbour Day.

lxy, Wednesday, 30 May 2007 01:27 (fifteen years ago) link

OMG is he really coming back?

Jaq, Wednesday, 30 May 2007 04:14 (fifteen years ago) link

Also, Shick-Shack Day?!? I could get behind that one.

Jaq, Wednesday, 30 May 2007 04:15 (fifteen years ago) link

is it really happy nowhere nothin' day??

jergins, Wednesday, 30 May 2007 20:57 (fifteen years ago) link

the people need time to recover from Shick-Shack Day, innit?

lxy, Wednesday, 30 May 2007 21:43 (fifteen years ago) link

xp: yes! he's back!!

lxy, Wednesday, 30 May 2007 21:44 (fifteen years ago) link

A Joyful International Children's Day!!!!!!!!

lxy, Friday, 1 June 2007 05:47 (fifteen years ago) link

think of the children

lxy, Friday, 1 June 2007 05:48 (fifteen years ago) link

is it cool that i read that as ?

jergins, Friday, 1 June 2007 08:24 (fifteen years ago) link

happy International Children's Day, Angola

jergins, Friday, 1 June 2007 18:15 (fifteen years ago) link

Bhutan's Coronation Day

jergins, Saturday, 2 June 2007 17:14 (fifteen years ago) link

I hope everyone is having a nice Martyr's Day. Or at least ensuring, at your own expense, that others are.

lxy, Sunday, 3 June 2007 21:33 (fifteen years ago) link

Tonga, Happy Independence Day!

lxy, Monday, 4 June 2007 21:47 (fifteen years ago) link

Denmark's Constitution Day must be celebrated!

jergins, Tuesday, 5 June 2007 23:20 (fifteen years ago) link

Today is the day to honor the brilliant Engineers of Argentina: ¡Gracias, ingenieros argentinos! ¡Continuar el buen trabajo!

lxy, Thursday, 7 June 2007 05:26 (fifteen years ago) link

i don't know who St. Colmcille is but i'm glad the irish are celebrating today

jergins, Saturday, 9 June 2007 05:25 (fifteen years ago) link

Hoje é dia de Portugal! Pode você comemorar falando alta na frente de minha casa, e fazendo exame de 25 minutos para estacionar mal seu BMW….

lxy, Monday, 11 June 2007 04:00 (fifteen years ago) link

Kamehameha Day, honoring:

lxy, Monday, 11 June 2007 21:55 (fifteen years ago) link

oh my goodness we nearly missed Dia dos Namorados. <3<3<3, Brazil.

lxy, Wednesday, 13 June 2007 05:59 (fifteen years ago) link

hey it's FLAG DAY!

lxy, Friday, 15 June 2007 01:12 (fifteen years ago) link


jergins, Friday, 15 June 2007 06:43 (fifteen years ago) link

Bloomsday. What is it, you ask? It is Dublin's annual commemoration of James Joyce.

In honor of the day -- and the man -- I will be lunching on a gorgonzola cheese sandwich and a glass of burgundy. Tonight we shall reinact the entirety of Ulysses and then go pub crawling.

lxy, Saturday, 16 June 2007 18:12 (fifteen years ago) link

you're a re-enactor i always knew it.

jergins, Saturday, 16 June 2007 21:01 (fifteen years ago) link

so i've been eyeing flag day on the calendar for weeks, making plans to go through its history and then post some flags. and what came of it? naught. way to flake, jeez.

jergins, Saturday, 16 June 2007 21:02 (fifteen years ago) link

well anyway happy belated flag day and happy S. African YOOF Day

jergins, Saturday, 16 June 2007 21:03 (fifteen years ago) link

Happy Father's Day! Thanks for being so great, PRK.

lxy, Sunday, 17 June 2007 16:44 (fifteen years ago) link


Stay tuned: more later.

lxy, Tuesday, 19 June 2007 15:40 (fifteen years ago) link

That picture is of an Emancipation Day (another name for Juneteenth) Celebration in 1900.

lxy, Tuesday, 19 June 2007 17:45 (fifteen years ago) link

Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day or Emancipation Day, is an annual holiday in fourteen states of the United States. Celebrated on June 19, it commemorates the announcement of the abolition of slavery in Texas. The holiday originated in Galveston, Texas; for more than a century, the state of Texas was the primary home of Juneteenth celebrations. However, one small community in Arkansas (Wilmar) boasts that its celebration, called "June Dinner" has been consistently observed and celebrated, except for one year, since approximately 1870. Since 1980, Juneteenth has been an official state holiday in Texas. It is considered a "partial staffing holiday" meaning that state offices do not close but some employees will be using a floating holiday to take the day off. Thirteen other states list it as an official holiday, including Arkansas, New York, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Connecticut, Alaska, and California where Governor Schwarzenegger proclaimed June 19th "Juneteenth" on June 19, 2005. However, some of these states, such as Connecticut, do not consider it a legal holiday and do not close government offices in observance of the occasion. Its informal observance has spread to some other states including Alabama, with a few celebrations even taking place in other countries.

lxy, Tuesday, 19 June 2007 17:47 (fifteen years ago) link

While Juneteenth is not a recognized holiday in our state, Jergins and I will be recognizing it at the ballpark, as Miguel Batista and the Seattle Mariners take on the Pittsburg Pirates, led by Tom Gorzelanny, in interleague play.

lxy, Tuesday, 19 June 2007 17:54 (fifteen years ago) link

Whoohoo Juneteenth is indeed awesome and we should all get the day OFF! There's usually a celebration in the Central District, but really it deserves more recognition as a holiday.

Jaq, Tuesday, 19 June 2007 22:41 (fifteen years ago) link

solstice should be a holiday

jergins, Thursday, 21 June 2007 23:23 (fifteen years ago) link

Jaaniõhtu: let's have a bonfire

lxy, Saturday, 23 June 2007 14:41 (fifteen years ago) link

happy amazing chinese food and no people day. (love 12th and jackson it was like a normal day in that neighborhood)

jergins, Friday, 23 November 2007 03:22 (fourteen years ago) link

who would have thought the building would look even dumpier from the air?

jergins, Friday, 23 November 2007 03:47 (fourteen years ago) link

tofurky sandwich lol

lxy, Friday, 23 November 2007 07:30 (fourteen years ago) link

four weeks pass...


lxy, Saturday, 22 December 2007 19:43 (fourteen years ago) link

uh ya happy christmas

jergins, Tuesday, 25 December 2007 18:18 (fourteen years ago) link

welcome to 2008, by the way.

lxy, Thursday, 3 January 2008 18:10 (fourteen years ago) link

back atcha

jergins, Friday, 4 January 2008 00:14 (fourteen years ago) link

seven months pass...

happy 46th independence day Jamaica!

jergins, Thursday, 7 August 2008 00:29 (fourteen years ago) link


amon, Thursday, 7 August 2008 02:20 (fourteen years ago) link

that reminds me this jamaican place i get takeout from serves ackee + saltfish on fridays i can't wait to try ittttttttttt

amon, Thursday, 7 August 2008 02:23 (fourteen years ago) link

^ they lied, no ackee n fish today >:(

amon, Friday, 8 August 2008 19:58 (fourteen years ago) link


i still can't remember the name of the carribean restaraunt we went to but damn it was meaty and good and they had a hell of a rum selection

jergins, Saturday, 9 August 2008 03:01 (fourteen years ago) link

happy future usain bolt day in jamaica!

lxy, Saturday, 16 August 2008 16:18 (thirteen years ago) link

donovan bailey is too funny: "i GUARANTEE jamaica will have a national holdiday for Usain Bolt."

jergins, Saturday, 16 August 2008 16:30 (thirteen years ago) link

one month passes...

Eid PAAAARTAAAAY out front of work today like everyone in hell of long robes and scarves and flowy stuff w/ lots of colors and one girl in orange and black who would've looked like a pumpkin if she wasn't so skinny. the breakdown because it's always about nationality, right: 95% ethiopian, couple white folk, one egyptian dude.

frequa (jergins), Tuesday, 30 September 2008 17:59 (thirteen years ago) link

October 9 - jergins Appreciation Day

must begin preparations now!

lxy, Wednesday, 1 October 2008 03:05 (thirteen years ago) link

i wish it was jergins' appreciation day where i could post about people and things i appreciate

frequa (jergins), Wednesday, 1 October 2008 03:08 (thirteen years ago) link

it's YOUR day... whatever you want!

lxy, Wednesday, 1 October 2008 03:10 (thirteen years ago) link

funny that it's actually max's day

frequa (jergins), Wednesday, 1 October 2008 03:10 (thirteen years ago) link

actually max's

my first gift

frequa (jergins), Wednesday, 1 October 2008 04:32 (thirteen years ago) link


lxy, Wednesday, 1 October 2008 05:18 (thirteen years ago) link

one month passes...

i saw snap crackle and pop today!

jergins, Saturday, 1 November 2008 04:26 (thirteen years ago) link

Puerto Rico is the Portland of Latin America

― jergins, Friday, July 27, 2007 11:04 AM

what does this mean

jergins, Saturday, 1 November 2008 04:31 (thirteen years ago) link

i still can't remember the name of the carribean restaraunt we went to but damn it was meaty and good and they had a hell of a rum selection

― jergins, Friday, August 8, 2008 8:01 PM

81 vine

let's go

lxy, Saturday, 1 November 2008 18:55 (thirteen years ago) link

i would go there

Lingbert, Sunday, 2 November 2008 15:31 (thirteen years ago) link

Kenya Declares Wednesday A National Holiday After Barack Obama

lxy, Wednesday, 5 November 2008 18:44 (thirteen years ago) link


jergins, Wednesday, 5 November 2008 19:04 (thirteen years ago) link

"Jamaica WILL have an Usain Bolt day" not Kenya knows how that feels

jergins, Wednesday, 5 November 2008 19:06 (thirteen years ago) link

here's to the veterans.

― lxy, Monday, November 12, 2007

lxy, Tuesday, 11 November 2008 16:59 (thirteen years ago) link

two weeks pass...

happy buy nothing day except i bought some stuff (coffee, vacuum cleaner bags)

lxy, Friday, 28 November 2008 23:29 (thirteen years ago) link

(and lolbag of ice)

lxy, Saturday, 29 November 2008 01:35 (thirteen years ago) link

i bought some drinks does that count?

tehresa, Saturday, 29 November 2008 06:35 (thirteen years ago) link

buy nothing, drink what's left in the cupboard

jergins, Saturday, 29 November 2008 07:03 (thirteen years ago) link

lol i was too busy to shop today

jergins, Saturday, 29 November 2008 07:04 (thirteen years ago) link


t. silaviver, Saturday, 29 November 2008 07:53 (thirteen years ago) link

hey E, how did your thanksgiving go?

jergins, Monday, 1 December 2008 06:16 (thirteen years ago) link

three weeks pass...

hey E, how did your christmas go?

jergins, Thursday, 25 December 2008 17:51 (thirteen years ago) link

i hope everyone is having a good day. love u.

jergins, Thursday, 25 December 2008 17:52 (thirteen years ago) link

greetings of the season, sandbox.


lxy, Thursday, 25 December 2008 21:10 (thirteen years ago) link

greetings and love from me to all of you<3.

estela, Thursday, 25 December 2008 23:01 (thirteen years ago) link

best xmas ever, so far!

i hope lingy's cruise ship didn't get capsized, it's been awfully windy here (just like wellington, actually)

smoove operator, Friday, 26 December 2008 02:00 (thirteen years ago) link

are you going to hang out?

tehresa, Friday, 26 December 2008 03:54 (thirteen years ago) link

three weeks pass...

damn straight it's MLKJ DAY and guess where i live hurray!

lxy, Monday, 19 January 2009 19:18 (thirteen years ago) link

my pop was one of the soldiers sent to protect the marchers

The third march

A week after Reeb's death, the federal judge ruled in favour of the SCLC, preventing the state from blocking the marchers, weighing the right of mobility against the right to march:

"The law is clear that the right to petition one's government for the redress of grievances may be exercised in large groups . . . and these rights may be exercised by marching, even along public highways."

Exactly two weeks after Bloody Sunday, about 3,200 marchers set out from Selma to Montgomery, about 50 miles away. They walked about 12 miles (20 km) a day, sleeping in fields at night. By the time they reached the capitol on Thursday, March 25, [1965] their numbers had swollen to 25,000.

lxy, Monday, 19 January 2009 19:40 (thirteen years ago) link

lxy, Monday, 19 January 2009 19:42 (thirteen years ago) link

i live in Kings county!!!

my workplace does not believe in public holidays.

tehresa, Monday, 19 January 2009 19:55 (thirteen years ago) link

king county was originally named after a white dude

Lingbert, Monday, 19 January 2009 22:48 (thirteen years ago) link

it was named after a king

harbl, Tuesday, 20 January 2009 00:32 (thirteen years ago) link

martin luther kingbert

harbl, Tuesday, 20 January 2009 02:48 (thirteen years ago) link

two years pass...

hello bengladesh happy Shahid Dibosh (International Mother Language Day)

jergins, Tuesday, 22 February 2011 05:11 (eleven years ago) link

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