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2017 Chanukah (Hanukkah) On December 12 — First Time In 46-Years!

by Anura Guruge



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Chanukah/Hanukkah is a moveable feast. Depending on the year it can fall on any day between November 27 and December 26. See above image. 

Typically it falls on the same day, e.g., December 12, every 19 years. You can see that in the 2nd image. But, sometimes the gap can be 46 years or maybe 57.

Well as it happens the last time Chanukah/Hanukkah fell on a December 12 was in 1971. Some of you may not have been born at the time!

So, this is rather SPECIAL. Savor it. Talk about it. Comment on it. Work out who was born in 1971 …


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“Disney World”, The “Happiest Place On Earth”, Opened This Day, 46-Years Ago — BUT You Knew That … Right?

by Anura Guruge


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 Wow. It hasn’t been there forever! Disneyland predated it by 16-years — that having opened on July 17, 1955.

I do like Disney World and am even willing to contend that it a happy place THOUGH I still would like to know what they do with all those fingerprints.

I have visited 4 times for sure, maybe 5 (maybe 6). Twice on vacation and twice for work — both times for seminars.

I would go again, irrespective of costs. Kids are NOT as keen. I think it is stressful for kids. Why young parents drag their babies to Disney is a mystery to I. Can’t be fun.

Happy Birthday Disney World, you are still quite young.


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This Year’s May 30 ‘Memorial Day’ Isn’t Unusual — Used To Be THE Day Until 1971

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Memorial Days Past & Future

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Prior to 1971 ‘Memorial Day‘ (which was originally known as ‘Decoration Day‘) was always celebrated on ‘May 30’ — irrespective of what day of the week it was. The holiday goes back to the end of the Civil War.

In 1968 Congress, with the ‘Uniform Holidays Bill‘ aimed at creating 3-day weekends, mandated that ‘Memorial Day’ would be on the last Monday of May. As such it can fall anywhere from May 25 to May 31. This year will be the 7th time, since 1971, it has fallen on May 30.

May 26, May 28 and May 31 have already had 7 instances. Falls the least often on the earliest possible day, May 25.


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by Anura Guruge