Daily Archives: January 6, 2019

Today’s Holiday: Ganna


Today’s Holiday:
Ganna

The Christmas celebration in Ethiopia (observing the Coptic Orthodox calendar), which is officially called Leddat, is more popularly known as Ganna, after the game that is traditionally played on this day by boys, young men, and occasionally elders. According to legend, the shepherds were so happy when they heard about the birth of Jesus that they used their hooked staffs to play ganna—a game similar to field hockey. Pilgrims gather in the spectacular medieval churches in Lalibela for services, music, and food. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

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Today’s Birthday: Saint Marie-Bernarde Soubirous (1844)


Today’s Birthday:
Saint Marie-Bernarde Soubirous (1844)

Soubirous was a French peasant girl who claimed to see the Virgin Mary in apparitions at a grotto near Lourdes, her home, in 1858. The authorities, skeptical of her visions, subjected her to severe examinations. After years of scrutiny, she was allowed to enter the convent of Notre-Dame de Nevers, where she remained in seclusion until her death at 35. The grotto at Lourdes is now a pilgrimage site, and its waters are reputed to have healing powers. How many pilgrims visit Lourdes each year? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Quote of the Day: W. Somerset Maugham


Quote of the Day:
W. Somerset Maugham

It is not wealth one asks for, but just enough to preserve one’s dignity, to work unhampered, to be generous, frank, and independent. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

This Day in History: Boris Godunov Becomes Czar of Russia (1598)


This Day in History:
Boris Godunov Becomes Czar of Russia (1598)

A favorite of Ivan the Terrible, Godunov helped organize Ivan’s administrative system. After Ivan’s death, Boris became virtual ruler of Russia, ostensibly as regent for Ivan’s son Feodor I, who was married to Boris’s sister. Boris was widely believed to have ordered the murder of Feodor’s younger brother and heir, Dmitri, to secure succession for himself. Upon Feodor’s death, a ruling class assembly chose Boris as czar. The end of his reign ushered in the Time of Troubles, which was what? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Article of the Day: Marriage Stones


Article of the Day:
Marriage Stones

A marriage stone is a stone—or sometimes wood—lintel carved with the initials, coats of arms, or other symbols of a newly married couple along with the date of their marriage. Occasionally, religious symbols or artistic motifs are also incorporated into the design. Popular until Victorian times, marriage stones served as a record of a marriage as well as a symbol of social status. For whose 2005 wedding was a two-ton, granite marriage stone created? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Article of the Day: Marriage Stones


Article of the Day:
Marriage Stones

A marriage stone is a stone—or sometimes wood—lintel carved with the initials, coats of arms, or other symbols of a newly married couple along with the date of their marriage. Occasionally, religious symbols or artistic motifs are also incorporated into the design. Popular until Victorian times, marriage stones served as a record of a marriage as well as a symbol of social status. For whose 2005 wedding was a two-ton, granite marriage stone created? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Idiom of the Day: throw (some) shapes


Idiom of the Day:
throw (some) shapes

slang To dance, especially to popular music. Primarily heard in UK. Watch the video…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Word of the Day: rebutter


Word of the Day:
rebutter

Definition: (noun) A debater who refutes or disproves by offering contrary evidence or argument.

Synonyms: confuter

Usage: Although our opponent’s speech was well-received by the crowd, our rebutter was confident that she could disprove most of his claims.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

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Daily inspiration: “The Best YES” – by, LYSA TERKEURST  (A New Daily post @ euzicasa)


JANUARY 6

When all of life feels like an urgent rush from one demand to another,
we become forgetful. We say with our mouths that we are trusting and relying on God, but are we really? A quick check to see If this ls true is our ability to notice what God wants us to notice and our willingness to participate when God invites us to participate.

6 IANUARIE

Când toată viața pare sa fie ca o graba de la urgenta la urgentă, de la o cerere la alta, devenim uitatori. Spunem cu gura că suntem încrezători și ne bazăm pe Dumnezeu, dar suntem cu adevărat? O verificare rapidă pentru a vedea dacă acest lucru este adevărat este capacitatea noastră de a observa ce vrea Dumnezeu să observăm și dorința noastră de a participa atunci când Dumnezeu ne invită să participăm.

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Horoscope ♉ 01/06/2019 The morning might find you sitting like a stick in the mud,


Horoscope ♉
01/06/2019

The morning might find you sitting like a stick in the mud, Taurus. People might be getting down on you for not contributing, but tell them to be patient. You will be raring to go by nightfall. The catalyst may come from an outside source. Be on the lookout for a challenge. Someone might rattle your cage a bit too much, so be patient and don’t take it personally.

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Today’s Holiday: Coopers’ Dance


Today’s Holiday:
Coopers’ Dance

The famous Coopers’ Dance, a 500-year-old custom, is performed in Munich, Germany, every seven years throughout the Carnival season. The coopers, who make the barrels in which beer is stored, are highly respected in this city known for its breweries. According to tradition, the first dance is performed on Epiphany in front of the Minister-President’s office building, where spectators gather in the streets to watch. The dance is performed by 25 colorfully dressed coopers, who swing hoops of fir branches and keep time with the music by beating on barrels with their tools. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Birthday: Sun Myung Moon (1920)


Today’s Birthday:
Sun Myung Moon (1920)

Moon was an engineering student and dock worker before founding the Unification Church—based on his interpretation of Christianity—in South Korea in 1954. After building a multimillion-dollar business empire, he introduced the movement to the United States in the 1960s. Moon, who claims to be the Messiah and presides over ceremonies often called “mass weddings,” is considered a controversial figure, and his movement is often viewed as a cult. In 1982, he was convicted of what crime? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch


This Day in History:
Maria Montessori Opens Her First School (1907)

Montessori was an educator and the first woman to receive a medical degree in Italy. While working in a clinic for mentally disabled children, she developed a method of teaching that involves immersing children in an environment filled with “learning games” that naturally motivate learning and allow them to develop at their own pace. She opened her first children’s school in 1907 and spent the next 40 years traveling and promoting her method. How many times was she nominated for the Nobel Prize? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Quote of the Day: Thomas Hardy


Quote of the Day:
Thomas Hardy

The value of old age depends upon the person who reaches it. To some men of early performance it is useless. To others, who are late to develop, it just enables them to finish the job. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Article of the Day: Japanese Spider Crab


Article of the Day:
Japanese Spider Crab

The Japanese spider crab, Macrocheira kaempferi, is the largest living arthropod in the world. Fully grown, it can reach a leg span of almost 13 ft (4 m), a body size of up to 15 in (37 cm), and a weight of up to 44 lb (20 kg). The crab’s natural habitat is on the bottom of the Pacific Ocean around Japan, at depths of several hundred meters. It is believed to have a life expectancy of up to 100 years. Why is catching Japanese spider crabs usually prohibited during springtime? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Idiom of the Day: throw (one’s) toys out of the pram


Idiom of the Day:
throw (one’s) toys out of the pram

To behave in a petulantly upset or angry manner; to act like an angry child. Primarily heard in UK. Watch the video…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Word of the Day: round-shouldered


Word of the Day:
round-shouldered

Definition: (adjective) Denoting a faulty posture characterized by drooping shoulders and a slight forward bending of the back.

Synonyms: hunched, stooped, crooked

Usage: I remember those girls merely as faces in the schoolroom,…cut off below the shoulders…by the ink-smeared tops of the high desks that were surely put there to make us round-shouldered and hollow-chested.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch