[LMB] OT: homemade Christmas crackers, or: The Dreaded Riddles
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Thu Dec 22 20:02:42 GMT 2016
On Wed, Dec 21, 2016 at 6:31 PM, Howard Brazee <howard at brazee.net> wrote:
> > On Dec 21, 2016, at 10:34 AM, markus baur <baur at chello.at> wrote:
> > but advent calendars (at least in the german speaking world) always have
> 24 windows (or 24 other items) since the family feast of christmas is
> actually celebrated on christmas eve - december 24th ..
> Which is funny as traditionally, “eve” didn’t mean “the day before”. It
> meant “the evening of”. Just as the Jewish Sabbath starts on sundown of
> what we think of as Friday, that’s when Christmas night started.
> Oh, and all Saint’s Day Eve (Halloween) also started at sundown.
All Hallow's Eve, when the boogety comes out, before the Hallowed Day.
Because words are more fun to play with than masks ;)
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