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Tomorrow is International Astronomy Day!

Astronomy Day (D zień Astronomii)  is an international event designed to celebrate all facets of astronomy.  It is observed twice a year both in spring (May 15th) and fall (October 9th). Image by Comfreak from Pixabay Astronomy (astronomia) is a natural science that has always been present in human history. Our ancestors looked at the sky, curious about what was beyond our planet with the same fervor (zapał) as we do today. While many different cultures around the world made great advances in ...
Tags: Astronomy, Science, Holidays, Earth, Nature, Linguistics, Poland, Famous People, Nicolaus Copernicus, Toruń Poland, Torun, Poland news, International Holidays, Pixabay Astronomy, Nicolaus Copernicus Mikołaj Kopernik, Kopernik

Fairfield Police Take Over Mother’s Day Flower Delivery Duties After Driver Arrested For DUI, Crash

FAIRFIELD (CBS13) – Fairfield police decided to make some Mother’s Day magic after a flower delivery driver ended up in handcuffs. The police department on Sunday said the driver was involved in a crash, then found to be driving under the influence. After taking the driver into custody, no one was able to finish out the multiple remaining flower orders that were sitting in the back of the driver’s vehicle – until officers stepped up. Fairfield police said responding officers took over the delive...
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DIY ideas for Paskha

kulich and eggs made by my best friend’s grandma Правосла́вная Па́сха вы́пала на второе ма́я в э́том го́ду. (Orthodox Easter fell on May 2nd this year) and I wanted to share как мы с брати́шкой и сестрёнкой  первый раз кра́сили яйца (how I and my siblings dyed eggs for the first time) и как мы пригото́вили па́сху (and how we made a paskha). My family doesn’t celebrate Orthodox Easter but we cherish the traditions around it. And every year since first grade my best friend’s grandma would give me...
Tags: Food, Holidays, Culture, Linguistics, Traditions, Maslenitsa, Russian Culture, Russian food, when in Russia, Russian life, Russian traditions, Russian holidays, Paskha, Tomb of Christ Luckily

Labor Day In Russia

On May 1 st , Russia celebrates Spring and Labor Day (День Весны и Труда) , which is a public holiday (праздник) . Image by satyatiwari from Pixabay The holiday may also be known as May Day (Первое мая) or International Worker’s Day (День международной солидарности трудящихся) in other countries . Over 80 countries celebrate it as well . Despite the fact the holiday has a rich history, most of today’s youth in Russia know nothing about it . From time to time , Russian media ...
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Word of the week: Bicycle Day

This is a big week in the altered-consciousness universe. Tuesday, April 20, is, of course, 4/20, the date “cherished by pot smokers around the world as a reason to toke up with friends and massive crowds each year,” as a 2019 Vox article put it. The holiday pays tribute to the afternoon hour, 4:20 p.m., when a group of stoners at San Rafael High School, in the San Francisco Bay Area, would gather in the early 1970s to get high. (The shift from time of day to calendar date works only in the U.S...
Tags: Holidays, Cannabis, Brooklyn, Linguistics, Vox, Basel, Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Bay Area, Pharmaceutical, Heidelberg Germany, Hofmann, Sandoz, Word of The Week, Nancy Friedman, Dominic Umile, San Rafael High School

Amira’s Picture Day: A lovely children’s book about Eid

For years, we’ve gotten plenty of pitches from publishers for countless children’s books about holidays. And by holidays I mean, generally Christmas. But that’s starting to change, and we’re so thrilled to see more representation of all kinds of families, and all kinds of celebrations in children’s books. We’ve covered some wonderful books about Holi, books […]
Tags: Books, Holidays, Shopping, Amira, Books For Kids, Educational Kids' Books

The Bare Minimum That Everyone Should Know About Ramadan

In the western world, we typically associate springtime with renewal and festivals of gratitude, and the Islamic calendar is no different: The month-long celebration of Ramadan, which is observed by the religion’s 1.8 billion global adherents as the holiest time of the year, is currently underway, bringing with it…Read more...
Tags: Holidays, Diets, Islam, Lifehacks, Fasting, Ramadan, Mohammad, Five Pillars of Islam, Eid al Fitr, Iftar, Ramadan Kareem, Religion Belief, Abrahamic Religions, Fasting In Islam, Fiza Pirani, Islamic Calendar

Easter lunch: dessert

You might remember that, last summer, a nearby friend invited me to come pick figs from her very productive fig tree. Fresh, ripe figs are delicious and we ate a lot of them various ways. But we couldn't eat all  I picked before they went bad, so I trimmed the stems and froze them whole for later. Amandine de figues, baked and ready to serve. While a batch of figs thawed, I made and blind-baked a pâte brisée (short crust) and assembled the ingredients for an amandine filling, namely ground alm...
Tags: Travel, Holidays, WCS, Food And Cooking

Easter lunch: the main course

Our plat principal (main course) on Sunday was rabbit. It's a dish called lapin en gibelotte, a kind of fricasee or stew made simply with smoky bacon, aromatic vegetables, mushrooms, and wine. And a whole rabbit, of course. The browned rabbit pieces, herbs, and vegetables, just before the marinade was added. Ken cut up the rabbit then marinated it in a dry rosé wine along with herbs (leek tops, celery tops, parsley, bay leaves, and thyme), garlic, and carrots. After a couple of hours, he strai...
Tags: Travel, Holidays, Ken, WCS, Food And Cooking

The 12 best affordable places and brands to buy gift wrapping paper, bags, and supplies in 2021

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Radoslav Zilinksy/Getty Images Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Wrapping items in fun, unique ways is a creative step in the gift-giving process. We included wrapping paper, gift bags, bows, ribbons, and tools for you to shop.Target is our favorite for diverse, budget picks, but 11 other places and brands also impressed us. Gift-giving takes place throughout the entire year to mark holidays, birthdays...
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Easter lunch: the appetizer

We started with a local specialty, pâté de Pâques, also known as pâté Berrichon, named for the Berry province where it's most commonly made. We didn't make this ourselves. This one comes from the poultry vendor at the local markets, but they're also available in local boulangeries (bakeries) and charcuteries (delis) this time of year. A serving of pâté de Pâques (Easter pâté). It's made with flavored pork sausage meat and hard-boiled eggs baked into a flaky pastry crust. It can be quite rich, ...
Tags: Travel, Holidays, Ken, WCS, Bergerac, Food And Cooking

Photos: Parents and kids unravel Easter egg riddles in San Marino

An Easter Bunny waves to children participating in a vehicle-based egg hunt in San Marino on Saturday, April 3, 2021. (Photo by Drew A. Kelley, Contributing Photographer) An Easter Bunny waves to children participating in a vehicle-based egg hunt in San Marino on Saturday, April 3, 2021. (Photo by Drew A. Kelley, Contributing Photographer) Sound The gallery will resume in seconds Victoria Marshall distributes Easter bags to children at the start of a vehicle-based egg hunt in Sa...
Tags: Holidays, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Local News, Easter, San Marino, Southern California, San Fernando Valley, Top Stories WDN, Top Stories SGVT, Top Stories PSN, Victoria Marshall, Edith Yanez, Andrea Chiu, Stoneman School

What's in a wall?

Here's what's in this one. One of our neighbors is having some work done, but I'm not sure what it is. So far, the enduit (render in British English, exterior stucco layer in American English) has been removed to expose the house's stone wall. That happened last winter and nothing has been done since. I don't recall any cracks or other obvious problems with that section of wall. So, we'll wait and see how the project evolves. All sizes and shapes of stone went into this wall. Today is paques (...
Tags: Travel, Holidays, WCS, Our Neighborhood, Food And Cooking

‘I Could Cry’: Restaurants, Families Prepare For Taste Of Normal On Easter Sunday

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Tags: News, Holidays, California, Local, Seen On, Syndicated Local, Sacramento, Ridgeway, Wascom, Easter Sunday, Easter weekend, Sacramento News, Camden Spit Larder, Oliver Ridgeway, Julianna Mcgee, Tira Wascom

Last-Minute Honey Butter Skillet Corn!

This Honey Butter Skillet Corn Recipe is perfect for Holidays or as a sweet and savory side dish! This recipe is made using only 1 pan, so clean-up is a breeze! What to Serve With Honey Butter Skillet Corn This sweet and savory side dish is great for the Holidays or can even be used... Read More » The post Last-Minute Honey Butter Skillet Corn! appeared first on .
Tags: Parenting, Holidays, Recipes

Christians energized by in-person Southern California gatherings for Easter

Cynthia Wagner gets emotional talking about her church’s plans for Easter Sunday this year. “I’m going to cry,” said the operations manager for West Valley Christian Church in West Hills. Easter in 2020, Wagner said, was “a rocking-our-world kind of shock” for her tight-knit church members who, because of coronavirus-related lockdowns, were faced with the possibility of not being able to see each other, worship together and hug each other on one of the most important days for Christians. But thi...
Tags: News, Holidays, California, Religion, Sport, Soccer, Davis, Jesus, Saddleback, Orange County, Christ, Easter, Southern California, Pomona, Wagner, Walther

Easter Rose -- Happy Easter

Easter Basket Rose (Rosa 'Meipoten') A lovely rose for Easter ... Easter Basket from Star Roses. This floribunda was hybridized by Meilland in 2007, and it's a continuous bloomer. The semi-double ruffled flowers are yellow, edged with pink, giving them a very old fashioned look, but they only have a... [Author: Jane Berger]
Tags: Gardening, Holidays, Plants, Roses, Landscape Design, Jane Berger, Star Roses, Meilland, Easter Easter Basket

80+ creative Easter egg decorating ideas: Your ultimate egg decorating resource!

For more than a decade now, so many of our writers have searched the web to compile the most creative Easter egg decorating ideas, from simple to wow, from traditional to modern, from designs for toddlers to designs for teens — and everything in between. And so, all in one place, we present your one-stop […]
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47+ Delicious Easter Dishes for Appetizers, Main Dishes, Sides and Desserts

Are you looking for awesome Easter dishes that are great for a tasty Easter holiday? All of these simple recipes are certain to give your taste buds a treat. The more time that you can prep and prepare for these Easter recipes, the better. I’d start out by choosing a couple of the appetizers, the... Read More The post 47+ Delicious Easter Dishes for Appetizers, Main Dishes, Sides and Desserts appeared first on All Things Mamma.
Tags: Parenting, Holidays, Recipes, Easter

As COVID tiers shift, Passover celebrations could look different for Jewish community

When the coronavirus pandemic paralyzed Southern California last March, the Jewish festival of Passover, which is typically marked with a communal dinner called the Seder, was the first to be affected. Now, after an entire year of virtual holidays and services, the Jewish community is slowly easing back into socially-distanced, outdoor gatherings and drive-thru celebrations, drawing hope and optimism from the increasing number of vaccinations and a drop in COVID-19 cases. Passover begins at sund...
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What’s closed for Cesar Chavez Day, March 29 or March 31, in the LA area

    A statue of Cesar E. Chavez at Cesar E. Chavez Memorial Park in San Fernando, Monday, March 30, 2020. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)     Government offices – Los Angeles city and county, and state – and also courts, libraries and schools are normally closed for labor leader César Chávez’ birthday holiday. In past years, Los Angeles city and county and state agencies have chosen either his actual birth date on March 31, or a Friday or Monday before his birthday fo...
Tags: Holidays, La, Banks, Government, Trains, Los Angeles, Sport, Transit, Soccer, Glendale, Libraries, Courts, Local News, State, Los Angeles County, Burbank

Easter 2021: Jacques Genin Chocolate Easter Eggs

Every year I do a personal Easter egg hunt and search for the most imaginative Easter creations at pastry shops and chocolatiers around Paris. It’s always a joy and a surprise what these pastry and chocolate wizards are up to and how they transform Easter eggs into art.   I visited various shops in the past few days, and some were disappointing, and a few had some interesting choices, but there was nothing they knocked my socks off until I visited Jacques Genin. If you don’t know who Jacq...
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The Real History of St. Patrick’s Day

When you think of St. Patrick’s Day, you might think of green beer, shot glass necklaces that say “Kiss Me, I’m Irish,” and everyone suddenly talking about how Irish they are. That’s all well and good, but you might not know much about the holiday’s origins or the saint it celebrates. Well, take off that stupid hat,…Read more...
Tags: Feature, Holidays, Holiday, History, Tradition, Drinking, Parties, Lifehacks, Holiday Parties, St Patricks Day

33 tactful gifts for your in-laws, whether you're meeting them for the first time or have known them for years

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Mark & Graham Finding a gift for your in-laws can be tricky, whether it's your first meeting or you've known them for years.We rounded up some of the best gift ideas for your in-laws, from small thank yous to grander gestures. For more gift ideas, check out all of our gift guides here. Depending on your relationship, their tastes, and a host of other factors, getting a thoughtful gift for in-laws can be ...
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Religion events in the San Fernando Valley area, Feb. 20-27

  Shomrei Torah Synagogue in West Hills presents a virtual Purim Shpiel, “The Shushan Bunch,” on Feb. 25 on Zoom. (Photo by Dean Musgrove, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)     Here is a sampling of upcoming services and events that are online, and some in-person, in the San Fernando Valley area.   Los Angeles Religious Education Congress 2021 – Proclaim the Promise!: The 65th annual event is online this year and includes “Sacred Space” (artists and musicians invite the public into their studios...
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Valentine’s Day 2021

Vincent has been my one and only Valentine since we met in March of 1977. Yesterday we exchanged some cool gifts.  A few weeks ago, while browsing Instagram, I saw a post about a box of cookies, hand decorated for Valentine’s Day by a company named So Bang. I went to their website to discover that they create customized, shortbread cookies for all occasions and also for companies such as Cartier, Conde Nast, Dior, Gucci, and Vogue.  I ordered the box and they even hand wrote a note with...
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What’s closed Friday, Feb. 12, for Lincoln’s Birthday?

LOS ANGELES — State and local government offices and courts will be closed Friday, Feb. 12, for Lincoln’s Birthday, but there will still be mail delivery because it is not a federal holiday. Trash, recyclables and yard waste will still be collected. RELATED: What’s open and closed on Monday, Feb. 15, for Presidents Day California is among eight states where the anniversary of the 16th president’s birth on Feb. 12, 1809, is a holiday. What is commonly known as Presidents Day is still legally Wash...
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What’s closed for Presidents Day, Feb. 15, in the LA area

  George Washington, 1797. (Painting by Gilbert Stuart)   Government offices – Los Angeles city and county, national and state – and courts, libraries and schools are normally closed for Presidents Day – technically the federal government’s Washington’s Birthday holiday (observed annually on the third Monday of February). Here is a sampling of other services that are closed, have an altered service or are on a regular schedule on Feb. 15. Banks: Closed, as are New York Stock Exchange market...
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Tasty treat that often gets overlooked during Polish Fat Thursday

I honestly wish I was in Poland today! So does my husband and my kids…donuts just don’t taste the same, unless you have them during Fat Thursday in Poland! And they are not the only tasty treat that I love on that day… Often overlooked and not as popular as pączki, faworki are equally delicious and traditionally baked during this sweet holiday in Poland!   Tasty faworki on Fat Thursday. Image by Janusz Kreczmański from Pixabay Known by many names, Faworki, Chruściki, Chrusty, these sweet and c...
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What’s closed for Abraham Lincoln’s birthday, Feb. 12, and a few facts about Lincoln

  Abraham Lincoln, 1863. (Photo by Alexander Gardner/public domain)   Here’s what’s closed on Abraham Lincoln’s birthday, Friday, Feb. 12: Los Angeles Public Libraries will not offer library services as a city-wide cost-saving measure ( Los Angeles superior and state of California courts ( A sample of online ways to remember and learn more about the 16th president of the United States: Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical...
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