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Thursday, November 11, 2010

Yes - it's a holiday-but do you why...?

Yes, here in France, this a "jour férié" ...but I ask myself how many people nowadays know why, without being told or reminded...

..A lot of people nowadays have little or no idea what it's all's another day off work, so it must be something to celebrate....Just how or why one should celebrate war is another question, but of course it's not a celebration of war, it's the celebration of the end of a war or wars.
Do you know what's happening in your own local community today...? Are you going to participate, or will you just turn over in bed and profit from an extra hour in bed...on a holiday...?
While "other" wars are continuing, some of us celebrate the ending, 65 years ago of just two  While shots are being fired, whilst civilans and miltary are dying  for you, for their country, for "glory"..and some of us   don't know why...!
That is the bitter truth.
At the same time - many miles away, in Germany, many British soldiers will be moaning that they have an important parade, spit and polish, whilst just down the road in the towns and villages, the civilian population will be celebrating as well, but - through accident or planning, mine is not to judge - something completely different - "Narrenzeit" - Karneval, the start of which every year at
11.11hrs on the 11th day of the 11th month...!
Strange coincidences...
Of course, "Karneval" has been celebrated on this date for
many, many centuries, is it just an accident of history?
Or was it planned........?

Here are a couple of links:
(an American version)
(This site gives you details on all the "celebration days" in UK)
With thanks to the Woodlands Junior School, UK.
(from the well known on-line encyclopaedia)

(in English - from the well known "Wikipaedia" site)
"Google" modern up to date, in the mode, have also a "heart" for the Armistice day event...
Here is their "home" page from today, with a small flower to mark the event


iwmpop (mr le marquis)          -             Vauvert, France         -         11 Novembre 2010

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