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St. Martin's Day, 11.11.11

Tomorrow is St. Martin's Day, the patron saint of Schwyz. It's a local holiday and the first day of Fasnacht. It's also a magical date - a perfect day to get married on.
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Well, it's St. Martin's Day and the Guggenmusik can be heard even from my house. It would be a perfect day except that the fog has crept in. I wonder what Martin Horat would say about that?
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Old 11.11.2011, 11:27
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Old 11.11.2011, 11:59
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Re: St. Martin's Day, 11.11.11

I've been celebrating the 11 November for some time, tradition brought by my better half, because it's Fasching in his home town.

Which basically means buying a bunch of Berliners, stick some senf in one of them, and prank someone... hihihihi


To be very honest, I have no special relation to capicua dates... It's just a date like any other. The only reason it might be a good day to get married is for the woman having a pretty solid case when the guy forgets their wedding aniversary...
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Old 11.11.2011, 12:13
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Re: St. Martin's Day, 11.11.11

11th November is Armistice Day for us Brits so I just fell silent for two mins at 12 noon (11 am in the UK).

No particular connection to either of the World Wars except both my Grandfathers served throughout WWII.
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11th November is Armistice Day for us Brits so I just fell silent for two mins at 12 noon (11 am in the UK).

No particular connection to either of the World Wars except both my Grandfathers served throughout WWII.
Is that what the poppy is about? I read diagonally through the newspapers about FIFA versus Poppies.

Well... my home country did not participate that much in the WWII, and my grandparents-in-law fought on the other side... So yeah... hmmm...
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Old 11.11.2011, 12:24
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Is that what the poppy is about? I read diagonally through the newspapers about FIFA versus Poppies.

Well... my home country did not participate that much in the WWII, and my grandparents-in-law fought on the other side... So yeah... hmmm...

In Canada, Nov 11th is known as rememberance day. A day initially to remember the fallen soldiers in the first world war (and now all wars in general), the first major global even that modern Canada participated extensively as a combined nation. On the war graves (Flanders per example), there were massive fields of poppy flowers. A Canadian soldier (who was born down the street from me ) wrote a poem about the flowers/graves and war in general which has essentially immortalized the symbol. FYI
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Nov 11 is veteran's day in the US, honoring all veterans of foreign wars.
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Re: St. Martin's Day, 11.11.11

In Slovenia Saint Martin's day is celebrated as "The day that cider is transformed to the wine".

It is usually celebrated with traditional "St. Martin's dinner" - goose, red cooked cabbage, 'mlinci' (don't know English word for it - side dish from flour, eggs, oil, ... similar to pasta). and chestnuts.

Of course there is also this year's new wine that goes with all that.

I know I will not be hungry or thirsty today

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Re: St. Martin's Day, 11.11.11

My eldest uncle was born on 11/11/11. If he was still alive, he would be 100 today. Unfortunately he died before I was born - a NZer RAF pilot, killed during WW2. I, my siblings and cousins all grew up with his photograph being on prominent display in our houses, so we all sort of felt we "knew" him. Being the 100 year anniversary of his birth, another 11/11/11 and it being Rememberance/Memorial Day, has made me feel more reflective than usual.
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