Tag Archives: Christmas 2019

Last Time Christmas Was On A Friday, As In 2020 — Was In 2015.

by Anura Guruge


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There would have been one in 2004
IF NOT for it having been a Leap Year.
Christmas, per the name ‘LEAP’,
jumped over Friday & took place on Saturday.


Last time we had Christmas, i.e., December 25th, on a Friday was in 2015 — 5-years ago.

6-year gaps are common. The cycle as to when the same date falls on a given day (e.g., Monday) goes in 6-5-6-11 cycle. You can see that in the image above — as to when Christmas has fallen on a Wednesday.

This 6-5-6-11 cycle has all to do with leap years. You can see that in the 2nd figure above.

The 5-year gap comes about when we have had TWO leap years, e.g., 1996 & 2000. In each case we LEAPT over a day (which is why we call it a Leap Year, i.e., because we leap over a day, in the calendar). Because of the two leap years, the gap was only 5-days. Then, between 2000 and 2006 there was only ONE leap year. So we only leapt over one-day. The gap was thus 6.

Next year, i.e., 2021, it falls on a Saturday — BUT the Friday, Christmas Eve will be a holiday.


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Christmas Day 2019 — Just A FEW Pictures For The Record.

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Yes, between us we have quite a few pictures, BUT this is about all I am going to publish. SMILE. That privacy thing. The kids don’t like ALL of their life up on the Web. I get grief on this, justifiably, often. So, especially at Christmas I give them a break. SMILE.

So, this is all. Just so that you know we had a Christmas. All the best.


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Last Time Christmas Was On A Wednesday, As In 2019 — Was In 2013.

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Note how Leap Years break
up the sequence — hence the
name ‘Leap’, since days leap ahead.



Last time we had Christmas, i.e., December 25th, on a Wednesday was in 2013 — 6-years ago.

6-year gaps are common. The cycle as to when the same date falls on a given day (e.g., Monday) goes in 6-5-6-11 cycle. You can see that in the image above — as to when Christmas has fallen on a Wednesday.

This 6-5-6-11 cycle has all to do with leap years. You can see that in the 2nd figure above.

The 5-year gap comes about when we have had TWO leap years, e.g., 1996 & 2000. In each case we LEAPT over a day (which is why we call it a Leap Year, i.e., because we leap over a day, in the calendar). Because of the two leap years, the gap was only 5-days. Then, between 2000 and 2006 there was only ONE leap year. So we only leapt over one-day. The gap was thus 6.


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by Anura Guruge

The Tantalizing Lit, Overspill Dam In Pittsfield, New Hampshire.

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Attribution WILL be enforced.




Blinking beautiful!

Saw it, last night, on the way to the ‘Festival Of Carols’ at the ‘First Congregational Church’ in Pittsfield — on Main St. After the concert (and dinner (at the ‘Main Street Bar & Grill, which was very good)) I walked back, despite the cold, to the dam so I could get some decent pictures. I was definitely rewarded.

Very simple, but clever, artistic and striking. Just a set of spotlights that change color.

Bravo, Pittsfield. You did good. Thank YOU.


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Selfies My Way — On The Way & At Christmas ‘Revels’ 2019, December 19.

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Yes, you are free to steal these pictures.



I was dressed up in my Christmas 2019 finery and it would have been a shame not to capture that. So, I did. Top one at home, before I left, and the other, at the ‘Sanders Theatre‘ before the show started — given that we were there well in time (and as such the bathrooms were rather empty).


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Trump Intends To Outdo The Vatican This Christmas With BIGGEST EVER Nativity Scene & Tree.

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Some of the DETAILS.

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Trump wants 2019 — ahead of the 2020 presidential elections — to be remembered as a year of CELEBRATIONS. The mighty preparations for the HUGE parade and party, in D.C., for the 4th of July, is already well under way. May World leaders, including Russia’s Putin, have already been invited.

Now, Trump wants to finish off the year with an over-the-top Christmas extravaganza. One that will be talked about for CENTURIES to come. He wants it to be the BIGGEST and BOLDEST ever. Even bigger than the first one. Cost is not going to be an issue. No, the poor taxpayers are NOT going to be paying. It is going to be easily, but lavishly, funded by Trump’s many rich friends and followers.

This will be quite the thing. D.C. will be mobbed.


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