religious-holidays

Well damn

Edit: In all seriousness, I cannot be more proud of the two people I look up to than right now. Benedict and Sophie, I hope you two live wonderful lives with each other, achieving great things and hopefully raise a beautiful family in the near future, as you’ll be the best parents the world will ever see.

everything you need to know about polish history can be summed up by this little fact:

there is a national/religious song, in which there are two versions of the last verse depending on Poland’s political situation

so we either ask God to bless our fatherland or we ask him to return it to us

My mother, a wonderful person, asked me for a “key” for Pagan holiday names so she “doesn’t use the wrong name” when she’s writing holiday cards to our kids as they get older. I thought it was extremely sweet of her to ask for such a thing.

I hope my kids are patient with her as they grow up and correct her pronunciation sometimes (I can hear it now: “Grandma, it’s ‘sow-en,’ not 'sam-hain!’ Geez!”).

I included a few civic holidays, and some that specifically match dates (Saturnalia, Lupercalia), even though I was mostly looking at Celtic names for things.

In Memory of Leonard Nimoy

The Nimoy family had requested in lieu of flowers, if one chooses, to send donations in Leonard’s memory to any of the following:

Everychild Foundation
PO Box 1808
Pacific Palisades, CA 90272

http://everychildfoundation.org

A woman based organization that targets children in need. 95% of their budget goes to the targeted projects servicing children in need

COPD Foundation
20F Street NW, Suite 200-A
Washington, DC 20001

www.copdfoundation.org

COPD Foundation provides COPD patients and families with information on COPD, treatment resources, support programs and an advocacy center.

Beit T'Shuvah Treatment Center
8831 Venice Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90034

www.beittshuvah.org

Beit T'Shuvah is both a residential treatment center and a full-service congregation offering religious services, holiday celebrations and study.

Bay-Nimoy Early Childhood Center at Temple Israel of Hollywood

7300 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90046

http://www.tiohnurseryschool.org

The Bay-Nimoy Early Childhood Center at Temple Israel offers early childhood programs to children ages 0-5 years old and their families in a warm and nurturing Jewish environment. 

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So I finally got Darkseid War: Green Lantern comic today.