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Postby Jojo » Sat Mar 13, 2004 12:19 pm

Hello!


What's the colour scheme and Lucky-thing about this week?


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Postby stuifzand » Sat Mar 13, 2004 1:44 pm

Maybe it's national gambling week in the US? :wink: :D
In The Netherlands it's Book Week... but that has nothing to do with lucky, it is nice though :wink:
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Postby wlister » Sat Mar 13, 2004 2:10 pm

It is for Saint Patrick's Day,


Here is some info on the subject quoted from a website. Being Irish myself, I knew the story, but this guy tells it better. http://wilstar.com/holidays/patrick.htm
The patron saint of Ireland, much Irish folklore surrounds St. Patrick's Day. Not much of it is actually substantiated.

Some of this lore includes the belief that Patrick raised people from the dead. He also is said to have given a sermon from a hilltop that drove all the snakes from Ireland. Of course, no snakes were ever native to Ireland, and some people think this is a metaphor for the conversion of the pagans. Though originally a Catholic holy day, St. Patrick's Day has evolved into more of a secular holiday.

One traditional icon of the day is the shamrock. And this stems from a more bona fide Irish tale that tells how Patrick used the three-leafed shamrock to explain the Trinity.

Copyright © 1999, 2001 by Jerry Wilson.


It is celebrated in North America, because there are just about as many people of Irish decent in North America as there is in Ireland. :D

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Postby Dragon Master » Sat Mar 13, 2004 5:58 pm

Ha,

Another example of how Heterogeneous CCC forums are. Personally I think it is great being introduced to others holidays and customs.

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Postby stuifzand » Sat Mar 13, 2004 6:13 pm

So, do we get an orange frontpage April 30st?
That day it's Queensday in The Netherlands... :wink:
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Postby Glencaer » Sun Mar 14, 2004 4:59 pm

Ahh but you forget the single most important part of St.Patrick's Day: Drinking Irish beer until you puke!

Americans love drinking holidays - which is the same reason we celebrate Cinco de Mayo (5th of May) - which is the *Mexican* independence day! Just another reason to go down to the bar and do shots of tequila!

So, do we get an orange frontpage April 30st?
That day it's Queensday in The Netherlands.


Is drinking copious amounts of alcohol (possibly jenever?) associated with this holiday?

Then you have your answer ;)

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Postby stuifzand » Sun Mar 14, 2004 5:08 pm

Glencaer wrote:
So, do we get an orange frontpage April 30st?
That day it's Queensday in The Netherlands.


Is drinking copious amounts of alcohol (possibly jenever?) associated with this holiday?

Then you have your answer ;)

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Postby Stephen » Sun Mar 14, 2004 5:20 pm

Since we are an international community, I think it would be a good idea to celebrate important holidays from all nations. And a short explanation could be given as well.

OK folks, post here and tell what holidays should we should celebrate?

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Postby SavaTheAggie » Sun Mar 14, 2004 9:40 pm

I guess as the person who actually creates the graphics for the main page, I should chime in.

The current creteria for celebrated holidays on the main page is this:

The holiday must be

1. Secular, though can have non-secular roots, like Christmas has become for so many people.
2. Celebrated in more than one country on a regular basis, i.e. July 4th is an American holiday only, and will not be recognized. I'm not sure how we worked 'Thanksgiving' in there though :)

If there are holidays celebrated that meet those criteria I'm sure the admins will be happy to consider it.

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Postby Dragon Master » Sun Mar 14, 2004 9:53 pm

What about Talk Like a Pirate Day?

Its September 19. Its really fun, I suggest we all participate. Having a pirate themed homepage would be cool.

http://www.talklikeapirate.com/piratehome.html

Argh!

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Postby Glencaer » Mon Mar 15, 2004 12:00 am

What about Talk Like a Pirate Day?


no.

why?

BECAUSE WE"RE A CASTLE WEBSITE, FOOL!

-- and if thanksgiving isn't an international holiday - it should be. What better holiday is there than being thankful?

I'd also like to add the rule that Classic-Castle reserves the right to not celebrate any holiday, even if it does meet Anthony's requirements above. Why? Because Anthony does it as a way of having fun - and if it becomes more work than fun, then we shouldn't do it, and it is our right to decide whether we do it or not at any given occurance.

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Postby Jojo » Mon Mar 15, 2004 12:18 am

Hello!


Glencaer wrote:and if thanksgiving isn't an international holiday - it should be. What better holiday is there than being thankful?

Well, Thanksgiving is neither called "thanksgiving" here nor is it a holyday. But we have a similiar day, called Erntedankfest (harvest festival).


I'd also like to add the rule that Classic-Castle reserves the right to not celebrate any holiday, even if it does meet Anthony's requirements above. Why? Because Anthony does it as a way of having fun - and if it becomes more work than fun, then we shouldn't do it, and it is our right to decide whether we do it or not at any given occurance.

I agree.


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Postby LEGOFREAK » Mon Mar 15, 2004 2:38 am

Ok - so what if the admins arbitrarily pick a day and have it be "Talk Like a Monty Python and the Holy Grail Character Day"?

Nevermind.. most days are like that around here...:D

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Postby Jennifer » Mon Mar 15, 2004 3:22 am

HEY!!! We should definitely celebrate 'Talk like a Pirate Day' because that date is also my Birthday! :D Which can also be considered a drinking holiday, I suppose.
Think about it, anyway, Tony! ;)
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Postby TwoTonic Knight » Mon Mar 15, 2004 4:37 am

Jennifer wrote:HEY!!! We should definitely celebrate 'Talk like a Pirate Day' because that date is also my Birthday! :D Which can also be considered a drinking holiday, I suppose.
Think about it, anyway, Tony! ;)



Arrrrrr, lass, I don't be needing much excuse to be talking like a pyrate, being known as Redbeard in me youth. Any excuse to be samplin' the grog and keel-haulin' the Timmies be fine by me. I'll even be drinkin' to Orange, much as might be causing me sainted grandmither to spin in her grave.

Oh, and congrats on having a birthday on a cool day - mine is on the "assassination of Julius Caesar Day". Beware the Ides of March!

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