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Old 11.11.2012, 08:51
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Happy Rememberance & Fasching Day...

Good morning EF! I just noticed today is 11.11
Hard to know if I should be sad and think about the people who died in wars or if I should party it up and have fun for the beginning of Fasching/Karneval.
So while the people back home are mourning about what happened many years ago in Europe, the people in Europe know nothing about "Rememberance Day" and are drinking themselves into a stupor, dancing to cheesy German schlager, and know nothing of (or have never heard of) Rememberance Day.
It just seems a bit strange to me...
I think I will take a few moments to think of our soliders, read "In Flanders Fields" and since I don't drink, I will find a radio station playing cheesy German schlager today and enjoy the warm and fuzzy feelings. Dance it up with my 2 year old son and husband.
Anyone know where I can find a Berliner on Sunday?
Either way you decide to "celebrate" Enjoy your Sunday everyone on EF... Happy Rememberance & Fasching Day

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Old 11.11.2012, 09:24
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Re: Happy Rememberance & Fasching Day...

It's also Martin's Day. It's a public holiday in the town of Schwyz.
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Re: Happy Rememberance & Fasching Day...

I`m not sure that rememberance sunday is something that is celebrated - rather it is a time for reflection and giving thought to the many service people who died in wars - all wars.
It`s remebered just as deeply in your country from where thousands of servicemen and women died during the great wars in. Many Canadians fought legendary heroic battles on European soil.
During my years in Germany I saw quite a few rememberance services around Nov 11th. It`s not on the same scale as we see in London but then again it`s dificult for them to be so.
Someone once said that for the victors of war it is easy to remember their fallen in glory - but for the losers or perpetrators it is morally often difficult.
Read the hertbreaking stories of family losses from the German side and it is easy to realise that war losses should be mourned from all sides.

As for Fasching . . well yes that is (to me) lot`s of people marching around in funny clothes, drinking copious quantities of beer, singing (ofter very) cheesy songs . . . enjoy that for sure . . . . . just spare a respectful thought for those who never came home.
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Re: Happy Rememberance & Fasching Day...

11 November is also Poland's National Independence Day. On that day we got our independence after 123 years of partition.
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Good morning EF! I just noticed today is 11.11
Hard to know if I should be sad and think about the people who died in wars or if I should party it up and have fun for the beginning of Fasching/Karneval.
So while the people back home are mourning about what happened many years ago in Europe, the people in Europe know nothing about "Rememberance Day" and are drinking themselves into a stupor, dancing to cheesy German schlager, and know nothing of (or have never heard of) Rememberance Day.
It just seems a bit strange to me...
I think I will take a few moments to think of our soliders, read "In Flanders Fields" and since I don't drink, I will find a radio station playing cheesy German schlager today and enjoy the warm and fuzzy feelings. Dance it up with my 2 year old son and husband.
Anyone know where I can find a Berliner on Sunday?
Either way you decide to "celebrate" Enjoy your Sunday everyone on EF... Happy Rememberance & Fasching Day

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While 11th November is NOT a "Remembrance Day" in either Switzerland or Germany for slightly different reasons, is has been and is VERY important in France since 1919




and in all countries of the Commonwealth of Nations

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2011/no...ce-day-britain
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