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P.S. This year it really sucked, as 1/15 August, and 25/26 December were on the weekend, can't recall the others.
So was May 1st in '10 and will be again in '11
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Old 06.01.2011, 08:22
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8 December (day Mary gets knocked up)
25 December
Now, that said... can someone explain how the church wants us to believe that conception happened on the 8th and birth on the 25th? or is it me thinking wrong?

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Old 06.01.2011, 08:56
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Now, that said... can someone explain how the church wants us to believe that conception happened on the 8th and birth on the 25th? or is it me thinking wrong?


If you believe the conception story then you will believe anything.


And father's day is a holiday in Ticino??
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Old 06.01.2011, 09:05
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Epiphany is a Catholic holiday, if you work in a Protestant Canton you go to work tomorrow.
It's not called Protestant Work Ethic for nothing...
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Old 06.01.2011, 09:29
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Now, that said... can someone explain how the church wants us to believe that conception happened on the 8th and birth on the 25th? or is it me thinking wrong?
It is called the immaculate conception in some places, and maybe she had a 13 month pregnancy?

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Now, that said... can someone explain how the church wants us to believe that conception happened on the 8th and birth on the 25th? or is it me thinking wrong?
No, it was st2lemans putting it wrong: Dec. 8 is not the "day Mary gets knocked up." According to Catholic doctrine, that day of the Immaculate Conception of Mary refers to the conception of Mary (i.e. when her mom, Anna, got "knocked up" -- duh), not Jesus. The conception of Jesus is celebrated on the feast of the Annunciation on March 25, which, biologically, makes sense.
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Old 06.01.2011, 09:59
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No, it was st2lemans putting it wrong: Dec. 8 is not the "day Mary gets knocked up." According to Catholic doctrine, that day of the Immaculate Conception of Mary refers to the conception of Mary (i.e. when her mom, Anna, got "knocked up" -- duh), not Jesus. The conception of Jesus is celebrated on the feast of the Annunciation on March 25, which, biologically, makes sense.
Beat me to it. I'm not religious (far from it), but gleam some nuggets of useless information (only required in instances such as these) from watching too many TV quiz/trivia "QI" type programmes.

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Catholic kantons have more "Mary" days than Protestant; but those working in Protestant kantons, get given extra "in-lieu" holiday days to even it out.
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Old 06.01.2011, 13:20
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father's day is a holiday in Ticino??
And in Italy.

And it's usually NOT on Sunday (as it's always March 19)!

(but this year on a Saturday , luckily next year is leap year so the following will be on Monday )

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Old 06.01.2011, 13:22
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The conception of Jesus is celebrated on the feast of the Annunciation on March 25, which, biologically, makes sense.
Agreed, my mistake, but why isn't it a holiday?

(I guess all those years in catholic school and being an alter-boy were for naught)

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Catholic kantons have more "Mary" days than Protestant; but those working in Protestant kantons, get given extra "in-lieu" holiday days to even it out.
Folks who think they really need some more holidays ought to move to the Principality of Liechtenstein. There just about everything Mary-related means a day off, even for those who don't believe in it.
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Agreed, my mistake, but why isn't it a holiday?

(I guess all those years in catholic school and being an alter-boy were for naught)

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You mean Catholics alter boys? Glad I always steered clear of that bunch.
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You mean Catholics alter boys? Glad I always steered clear of that bunch.
(typo, should have been 'altar')

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Tomorrow is also Christmas for the Eastern Orthodox, including the couple hundred thousand Serbs in CH.
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Not the furry ones.
Haha, that one almost slipped by me.
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Haha, that one almost slipped by me.
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Hats off to the local Trychlerverein who have just been by, bells a-ringing, in the freezing rain. And hat's off to the neighbors who come out to watch, armed with thermoses of something warm to keep up the bell-ringer's - and everybody's - spirits. What a lovely tradition.


You know... just when I'm feeling grumpy about this place, along comes a parade to remind me of all the things that are uniquely, wonderfully Swiss.

Happy Dreikönigstag one and all.
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A bit late but I'll have a bash,

The basis of a Three King’s Cake is sweet yeast bread dough, but here is a traditional German recipe to try.


http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art12820.asp
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When you hang out your washing on the communal washing line, don't be surprised, when someone remembers the colour of your undies.
Or points out the stains.
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Or points out the stains.
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Not for me it's not
The 6th is a holiday primarily in Catholic Cantons but not in Protestant Cantons
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