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December Duets!!!!!

Discussion in 'Festivals & Special Days' started by Yashikushi, Dec 1, 2009.

  1. Arunarc

    Arunarc Moderator Staff Member IL Hall of Fame

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    Happy boxing day
    I remember this day when we were in australia, as we use to have holiday and we use to pack some food and go to the beach as there we can see the parade all friends together to catch the front seats to watch the beautiful parade
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  2. Yashikushi

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    Thanks for the remembering notes of Christmas boxes day Queeny.

    Thanks Viji Ma for the heart-felt blessings and wishes.

    December 27


    Make Cut Out Snowflake Day is here and now. Here's a day to show your crafty skills, as you make paper snowflakes. Making cut out snowflakes is a great project for kids. However, you don't have to be a kid, to have fun making paper snowflakes. It's a skill that is practiced by many people.


    They say no two snowflakes are alike. It shouldn't come as a surprise, that there are seemingly countless different snowflake designs. Templates abound, from fast and easy patterns, to intricate time consuming designs to challenge the most practiced "snowflaker".

    So, if you like snow...bring it on! Bring out the paper and scissors, and cut out some paper snowflakes on this very special Make Cut Out Snowflake Day.

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    National Fruitcake Day celebrates the rock hard, fruit filled holiday cake. While fruitcake was popular in the 40's and 50's, and not sure if anyone has ever eaten this weighty, gooey, sugar laden cake.

    Scientists have been unable to penetrate deeply into a fruitcake, and therefore, have failed to uncover its exact composition. Its density has also hampered their ability to use carbon dating to identify the age of a fruitcake. Unconfirmed rumors suggest that some fruitcake are hundreds of years old.

    It is very appropriate for National Fruitcake Day to be celebrated shortly after Christmas. Once the holidays are over, it's time to get rid of your fruitcake. Giving a fruitcake is a Christmas tradition for many. It is also believed that recipients will re-wrap the fruitcake and give it to someone else. Who knows how many years, or decades, a fruitcake has been passed along? Ultimately, the trick is to make sure you give away the fruitcake before the holiday season is through. Otherwise, you get the joy of storing it, until the next fruitcake-giving season.

    On National Fruitcake Day, those with a sweet tooth can celebrate by eating a slice or two. Otherwise, I suggest you use this day to give your fruitcake to someone....anyone......why not to meeeeeeeee:crazy
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  3. Padmini

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    Make Cut Out Snowflake Day is here and now. Here's a day to show your crafty skills, as you make paper snowflakes. Making cut out snowflakes is a great project for kids. However, you don't have to be a kid, to have fun making paper snowflakes. It's a skill that is practiced by many people.
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    National Fruitcake Day celebrates the rock hard, fruit filled holiday cake. While fruitcake was popular in the 40's and 50's, we are not sure if anyone has ever eaten this weighty, gooey, sugar laden cake.

    Scientists have been unable to penetrate deeply into a fruitcake, and therefore, have failed to uncover its exact composition. Its density has also hampered their ability to use carbon dating to identify the age of a fruitcake. Unconfirmed rumors suggest that some fruitcake are hundreds of years old.
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    How is it!!! Have a nice time!
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  4. Arunarc

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    Make Cut Out Snowflake Day
    How is this.............hehe

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    National Fruitcake Day,
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    When : Always December 28

    Card Playing Day is the perfect time to spend an hour or so playing cards with family and friends. And, it arrives at just the perfect time of year........ a few days after Christmas. The holiday hustle and bustle is over. The kids are getting bored of their new toys. It's time to turn to card games for a calmer, relaxing, and more slow-paced form of fun and entertainment.

    Enter the world of card games. Cards have survived for centuries as a form of "play" and entertainment. Sure, there are a few serious gambling types among us, who view cards a serious "business". To most of us, card games are just ....games.

    Spend the day playing cards with family and friends. If you have kids, make sure to play some age appropriate card games with them. You'll find its quality time with the kids that will create many warm memories.

    Happy Card Playing Day. Now "go fish", "hit me", "double", and "I'll raise you two!".

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  6. Yashikushi

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    Queeny and Pad...After having all your cake stuffs am too heavy(lazy) to make the celestial cut-outs.[​IMG]




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    Be it Bridge or Poker, Rummy or Solitaire, you have every reason to indulge in playing all the card games." "Wondering why? 'Coz it's Card Playing Day!" "But hey, don't worry even if you are not really game for it." "You can always have a fantastic time watching all the others play.

    How is this holiday celebrated?
    It's a day to celebrate card playing with your friends and family!
    Most of our research shows that this day is celebrated by sending fun greeting cards and enjoying a day of playing card games of the past as well as playing new card games. This day is a day to keep alive games that have survived for centuries as a form of entertainment. We are encouraged to pass on the old traditions of playing cards.

    More and more people are celebrating this holiday each year because so many people love games. As the popularity of this holiday gains strength, we find that card lovers turn this day into a day of family card tournaments. Yes it seems that this holiday is gaining popularity as a day for families to put on their own card game tournaments and have some old fashion fun.

    It's good to play games that are not computer related or electric related.
    If you are a parent who has ever went through a power outage then you know how thankful it is to have a few deck of cards laying around the house when there's nothing to do. Sometimes we forget just how depended we are on electric games in order to have fun. Many kids base most of their entertainment on games like Nintendo, Wii, Sonic Playstation, x box 360, etc.- you get the idea. So when bad weather causes us to stay indoors or shuts down all games that take electricity to run, you can bet we are glad to know how to play cards

    Definition of Card Game
    "A card game is any game using playing cards, either traditional or game-specific." "Countless card games exist, including families of related games (such as poker)." "Some games have formally standardized rules, while rules for others can vary by region, culture, and person."

    Types of card games
    Trick-taking games
    Matching games
    Shedding games
    Accumulating games
    Fishing games
    Comparing games
    Solitaire (or Patience) games
    Drinking card games
    Multi-genre games
    Collectible card games (CCGs)
    Casino or gambling card games
    Poker games
    Fictional card games

    Other card games
    Many other card games have been designed and published on a commercial or amateur basis. In some cases, the game uses the standard 52-card deck, but the object is unique. In Eleusis, for example, players play single cards, and are told whether the play was legal or illegal, in an attempt to discover the underlying rules made up by the dealer.
     
  7. Arunarc

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    Padmini...........who are the 3 ladies myself, saroj and you.....hehehe

    Saroj wake up after eating and drinking we need some activity too.

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  8. Yashikushi

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    Oh no queeny.Though felt sleepy heavy work yesterday.[​IMG] My Dh given me loads of office work.In between am little playful.So he withdrawed his.Heeeeeeeeee.

    Pepper Pot Day commemorates the creation of this thick spicy soup, which was served to the Continental Army during the cold, harsh winter of 1777-1778. Pepper Pot soup was first made on December 29, 1777.

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    During the Revolutionary war, the Continental army was camped at Valley Forge. The winter was cold and harsh. Conditions were deplorable. Food was often scarce. George Washington asked his army's chef to prepare a meal for the army, that would both warm them, and boost their moral. The chef found scraps of tripe, small bits of meat and some peppercorn. He mixed this in with some other ingredients, and created Pepper Pot soup, also known as "Philadelphia Pepper Pot soup”. The hot, and somewhat spicy soup, was well received by the troops. It was called "the soup that won the war”.

    Now, doesn't everybody have a favorite recipe for comfort food on a cold winter day? Celebrate Pepper Pot Day by cooking up some old fashioned, stick-to-your-bones, homemade soup!!!!!!!!

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  9. Padmini

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    Thank you saroj for your wonderful and detailed information.
    Arunarc, feeling tired after playing cards with me!!!!:)
    Now my share for Pepper pot day:
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  10. Arunarc

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    Saroj dear now soups are winnning the wars too..............hehehe
    That is a nice piece of information.
    Padmini na dear not tired of playing with you it will be a pleasure to be with you.

    Here is my Pepper pot soup to all of you.
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