Thursday, January 31, 2008

A Plethora of events coming up just around the corner

Super Bowl XLII between the New England Patriots and New York The ADS are Usually really good; February 3 Super Bowl & Super Tuesday • Super Bowl XLII: From Tom Brady's "zen-like approach to life" to Eli Manning's bond with his mother, get the inside story on the stars of this Sunday's Super Bowl. Then see why one Phoenix monastery is opening its doors to Super Bowl fans. Get the complete play-by-play from Phoenix on The New York Times N.F.L. blog "The Fifth Down."
• Election Package: Super Tuesday is coming! The Presidential candidates are prepared, their schedules are booked solid and fundraising is at an all-time high. More than 20 states are lined up to vote on Feb. 5 and over 40 percent of the delegates from each party will be chosen on this date (California and New York have the most at stake). Election news hounds: follow the candidates on the trail with the political blog The Caucus and metro blog City Room. have the most at stake). Election news hounds: follow the candidates on the trail with the political blog The Caucus and metro blog City Room. February 5 Super Tuesday In the United States, Super Tuesday commonly refers to the Tuesday in early February or March of a presidential election year when the greatest number of states hold primary elections to select delegates to national conventions at which each party's presidential candidates are officially nominated. More delegates can be won on Super Tuesday than on any other single day of the primary calendar, and accordingly, candidates seeking the presidency traditionally must do well on this day to secure their party's nomination. In 2008, Super Tuesday is February 5; 24 states will hold primaries or caucuses on this date, with 52 percent of all pledged Democratic Party delegates and 41 percent of the total Republican Party delegates at stake.[1]
Also on February 5 Pancake Day is celebrated on Shrove Tuesday, which is the day before Lent In the United Kingdom of Great Britian, Northern Ireland and several other countries around the world, Pancake Day is celebrated with fun, games, and of course a lot of eating. However, the most well known activity on this day is the Pancake Day race at Olney in Buckinghamshire, England which has been held since 1445. It all began when a woman was cooking pancakes on Shrove Tuesday to use up all of her perishables before Lent. While she was still cooking she heard the chiming of the bells summoning her to church. Not wanting to be late, the woman ran to church with her apron on and the frying pan still in her hand. Little did she know that this would start a tradition that would be around for over 500 years! To get started you can begin with our basic Buttermilk Pancake Recipe and add whatever you want to it or on top of it.pancake pancakes pancake recipes pancakes recipes pancake recipe pancakes recipe recipe recipes food cooking pancake day Shrove Tuesday Tuesday Shrove tradition traditions Lent Ash Wednesday
Ash Wednesday The dates of Ash Wednesday and Easter Sunday 2008 Feb 6 Mar 23Thomas Stearns Eliot (1888-1965) his poem: Ash Wednesday
Chinese New Year/ Lunar New Year February 7, 2008. Lets Party 4706 Year of the Rat Always FOOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Groundhog Day February 2 Punxsutawney Phil is the only true weather forecasting groundhog. The others are just impostors Looking for answers to your Groundhog Day questions? You've come to the right spot! Click here to learn about various aspects of the Groundhog Day holiday, and how we've been celebrating it in Punxsutawney since 1886.
In the United States the tradition derives from a Scottish poem: As the light grows longer The cold grows stronger If Candlemas be fair and bright Winter will have another flight If Candlemas be cloud and snow Winter will be gone and not come again A farmer should on Candlemas day Have half his corn and half his hay On Candlemas day if thorns hang a drop You can be sure of a good pea crop This tradition also stems from similar beliefs associated with Candlemas Day[3] and Groundhog Day. Candlemas, also known as the Purification of the Virgin or the Presentation, coincides with the earlier pagan observance Imbolc.
The name Punxsutawney comes from the Indian name for the location"ponksad-uteney" which means "the town of the sandflies."The name woodchuck comes from the Indian legend of "Wojak,the groundhog" considered by them to be their ancestral grandfather.
How Did the Groundhog Get a Day of His Own?
Thirty days hath September,
April, June, and November;
All the rest have thirty-one,
Excepting February alone
Which hath but twenty-eight, in fine,
Till leap year gives it twenty-nine.
Leap year 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year Leap years are needed so that the calendar is in alignment with the earth's motion around the sun. Leap Year 2008: History & Facts ~~~~~~~
How to know if a year will be a Leap Year: Leap Years are any year that can be evenly divide by 4 (such as 2004, 2008, etc) except if it can be evenly divide by 100, then it won't be (such as 2100, 2200, etc) except if it can be evenly divide by 400, then it will be (such as 2000, 2400) WHY??????????????????????????????


Old Wom Tigley said...

I never realised just what a special month this one is ... great informative post.. :O)

oldmanlincoln said...

It looks like your plate is full too.

imac said...

Great photo and lots of information too.