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Friday the 13th, September 2019, Does NOT Count, Full Moon Or Not; It ONLY Counts In October.

by Anura Guruge


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Only Friday the 13th that fall in October count!

Period. Full stop. 

Full moon has nothing to do with it.

The superstition has to do with the dissolution of the Knights Templar.
And that happened on Friday, October 13, 1307.

This is September, NOT October, so Friday the 13th does NOT COUNT.

Repeat, does NOT count.

On average we get a Friday the 13th every 212 days.

We had one in July 2018.

The LAST Friday the 13th in October was in 2017.

The next Friday the 13th in October will be in 2023.



Click to ENLARGE and read here. Wikipedia: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Knights_Templar



The ’13’ really has nothing to do with the supposed thirteen attendees at the ‘Last Supper’ — particularly since there is no consensus, at all (at all), that the ‘Last Supper’ took place on a Friday — that traditionally been the date of the Crucifixion, hence ‘Good Friday‘ at Easter.

The superstition about Fridays the 13th being unlucky really has its roots in Friday, October 13, 1307, when, with the blessing of the French PopeClement V, the French King, Philip IV, who was heavily in fiscal debt to the Templar’s (the original international bankers), had most of the Templars in France arrested.

It was a bad day for the Templars — and was really the first major financial crisis in world history.

Hence why people were afraid of Fridays the 13th. They didn’t want a repeat of what happened to the (far from) ‘poor’ Templars.

This fact tends to be forgotten.

Friday the 13th in October happens per a 5 to 6 year cycle with occasional 11-year gaps.

We just had one of those. So, the last 13th in October was 11-years ago, 2006. The next one is 6-years from now.

At 66 I have only lived through 9 ‘Friday the 13th in October‘.


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by Anura Guruge

Friday the 13th, July 2018, Is Totally MEANINGLESS; It Has To Be In October To Count.

by Anura Guruge


 


Only Friday the 13th that fall in October count!

The superstition has to with the dissolution of the Knight’s Templar.
And that happened on Friday, October 13, 1307.

This is July, NOT October, so Friday the 13th does NOT COUNT.

Repeat, does NOT count.

On average we get a Friday the 13th every 212 days.

We had one in April 2018.

The next Friday the 13th in October will be in 2023.


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Happy Sinhala New Year, Avurudu, 2018 To You All & Happy “Vaisakhi” Too.

by Anura Guruge


Painted by me when I was between 6 – 8 years old,
i.e., 1959 to 1961, while still living in Ceylon.
Kind of ‘Mount Lavinia‘ are I would think.


Dawning of the 2018 New Year will be TODAY,
in the U.S. & Canada —

Friday, April 13 at 4:34pm.

[2:04am in Sri Lanka on April 14].


Happy Sinhala New Year 2017.

The 3rd New Year of the Year for I.
But you can never have too many.

Enjoy. Rejoice.


This year, now that I know, I am also including my Sikh friends in this
with their “Vaisakhi“.


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by Anura Guruge


“Vaisakhi”, The Sikh Festive Celebration, Coincides Each Year With The Sinhala New Year (On April 13 – 14).

by Anura Guruge


Click to ENLARGE and read here. Wikipedia: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vaisakhi



The Facebook post that got me intrigued because it was on the same weekend as the Sinhala New Year.


Sikhs are no stranger to I. I have known quite a few over the years and even associated/collaborated with some — especially in the networking field.

But, in all that time I never knew of this festival. Wow.

It was a post on Facebook (above) that caught my I. Struck me that it was quite the coincidence that it would be the same weekend as the Sinhala New Year.

So, a few minutes ago, I did some Googling. I am shocked. Wow.

But, I realize that it is NOT a coincidence!

The Sikhs and the Sinhalese are RELATED — we are both people of the ‘Singh‘ — i.e., the Lion.

All Sikhs have ‘Singh’ in their name, and ‘Sinhalese’ starts with ‘Sin(g)h’. Plus, we have the rampant LION on our flag.

Yes, there were never lions in Ceylon/Sri Lanka.

But, we and the Sikhs are from FAR Northwestern ‘India’ — actually what is now the area occupied by Iran.

Neato! I will have to find out more. Now I know where I can celebrate Sinhala New Year. With the Sikhs.


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This Friday the 13th (April 13, 2018) Is ONLY Significant In That It Is The Sinhala New Year In U.S./Canada.

by Anura Guruge


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Only Friday the 13th that fall in October count!

The superstition has to with the dissolution of the Knight’s Templar.
And that happened on Friday, October 13, 1307.


This is April, NOT October, so Friday the 13th does NOT COUNT.

Repeat, does NOT count.

It is, however, the Sinhala New Year in U.S./Canada.

Why? Because Sri Lanka time is 10.5 hours behind Sri Lanka time — and YOU read that right. It is 10 hours and 30 minutes. Yes, 30 minutes. The British did the Sri Lankan’s a great favor. By making it +5.5 hours GMT they get sunrise and sunset, most days, pretty damn close to 6am/6pm.

Sinhala New Year, in 2018, as it does most years falls on April 14 — in Sri Lanka.

But, the 10.5 time difference means that it will start on Friday, April 13, in the U.S./Canada.

I posted all the U.S./Canada auspices times for 2018 here.

So, enjoy.


On average we get a Friday the 13th every 212 days.

The next Friday the 13th in October will be in 2023.


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by Anura Guruge

2017 Avurudu (Sinhala New Year) Auspicious Times In The U.S.A. (Eastern Time Zone).

by Anura Guruge


Painted by me when I was between 6 – 8 years old,
i.e., 1959 to 1961, while still living in Ceylon.


Dawning of the 2017 New Year will be TODAY,
Thursday, April 13 at 4:34pm.

[2:04am in Sri Lanka on April 14].

Cooking Kiribath: Thursday (TODAY) again, April 13th at 8:11pm (5:41am in Sri Lanka on the Friday.]


Happy Sinhala New Year 2017.

The 3rd New Year of the Year for I.
But you can never have too many.

Enjoy. Rejoice.


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Recent, Non-U.S. Google Doodles Since April Fool’s Day. One, Hong Xun Tao’s Birthday, Very Cute & Different.

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Anura Guruge


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They did this one TWICE. Strange. Both for Cambodia. That is their New Year similar to the Sri Lankan New Year.


 

Today April 13 Is Sinhalese ‘Old Year’ (& My Maternal Grandmother’s Birthday). Tomorrow, April 14 Is ‘New Year’.

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Well, it is finally here. ‘Old Year’. Sri Lankans try and get in a bath today, whether they need it or not. I am good. I took a shower.

To be honest, since I have not been in Ceylon to celebrate this since 1967 (when I was 13), I can’t remember or work out all the arcane timings and rituals that go with it. It is all determined by astrologers per auspicious hours. There is even a time at which kids are supposed to do some studying to make sure that studies will feature in their coming year. I remember that part. One year, and I was probably around 10, I was asked the square root of ‘100’.

Here is the Press Release from Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation. Checkout the blatant propaganda. The joys of state run broadcasting. I had forgotten what it was like.