[LMB] OT: homemade Christmas crackers, or: The Dreaded Riddles

Sylvia McIvers sylviamcivers at gmail.com
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 ;)

Sylvia


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