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December 21st, 2009, 5:47 pm

QuoteOriginally posted by: Traden4AlphaI wish everyone a Sunny Solstice!I've always thought that the "New Year" should realigned to Dec 21st.in some places March 22nd is "new year"
 
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December 21st, 2009, 5:55 pm

QuoteOriginally posted by: jawabeanQuoteOriginally posted by: Traden4AlphaI wish everyone a Sunny Solstice!I've always thought that the "New Year" should realigned to Dec 21st.in some places March 22nd is "new year"Where, pray? Is it someone's birthday?
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December 21st, 2009, 5:58 pm

QuoteOriginally posted by: CuchulainnQuoteOriginally posted by: jawabeanQuoteOriginally posted by: Traden4AlphaI wish everyone a Sunny Solstice!I've always thought that the "New Year" should realigned to Dec 21st.in some places March 22nd is "new year"Where, pray? Is it someone's birthday?google "novruz", it's not the only spelling though
 
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December 21st, 2009, 6:04 pm

Novruz - Persian New Year "...Nowruz marks the first day of spring and the beginning of the year in Iranian calendar. It is celebrated on the day of the astronomical vernal equinox, which usually occurs on March 21 or the previous/following day depending on where it is observed. As well as being a Zoroastrian holiday and having significance amongst the Zoroastrian ancestors of modern Iranians, the same time is celebrated in Indian sub-continent as the new year. The moment the Sun crosses the celestial equator and equalizes night and day is calculated exactly every year and Iranian families gather together to observe the rituals.Since the Achaemenid era the official year has begun with the New Day when the Sun leaves the zodiac of Pisces and enters the zodiacal sign of Aries, signifying the Spring Equinox. The Jewish festival of Purim is probably adopted from the Persian New Year. It is also a holy day for Ismailis, Alawites, Alevis, and adherents of the Bahá'í Faith.The term Nowruz in written first appeared in Persian records in the second century AD, but it was also an important day during the time of the Achaemenids (c. 648-330 BC), where kings from different nations under the Persian empire used to bring gifts to the emperor (Shahanshah) of Persia on Nowruz."...
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December 21st, 2009, 6:12 pm

QuoteOriginally posted by: jawabeanQuoteOriginally posted by: CuchulainnQuoteOriginally posted by: jawabeanQuoteOriginally posted by: Traden4AlphaI wish everyone a Sunny Solstice!I've always thought that the "New Year" should realigned to Dec 21st.in some places March 22nd is "new year"Where, pray? Is it someone's birthday?google "novruz", it's not the only spelling thoughYeah, January 1 is also new year in some places as well..
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December 21st, 2009, 6:17 pm

QuoteOriginally posted by: CuchulainnYeah, January 1 is also new year in some places as well..January 1 is the least meaningful of new years. it's not linked to anything natural. no frame of reference.21 dec, 22 march are linked to Sun's path on the sky, they make more sense. also Hitler invaded Soviet Union on June 22nd. at least something made sense
 
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December 21st, 2009, 6:31 pm

Quote21 dec, 22 march are linked to Sun's path on the sky, they make more senseHas the penny dropped?
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December 21st, 2009, 6:44 pm

As you said over the weekend - out with the old and in with the new! Newgrange Winter Solstice 2009Particularly nice footage at about 1:45
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December 22nd, 2009, 1:47 pm

QuoteOriginally posted by: CuchulainnMaeshowe (Orkneys) Winter Solstice webcam Scara Braeif global warming were to actually happen, places like this would be inhabitable once again
 
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December 22nd, 2009, 1:57 pm

QuoteOriginally posted by: ppauperQuoteOriginally posted by: CuchulainnMaeshowe (Orkneys) Winter Solstice webcam Scara Braeif global warming were to actually happen, places like this would be inhabitable once againI think it was the rain (and drizzle ) that was the last straw. The Vikings didn't migrate. Speculation is a storm that caused the migration.
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December 23rd, 2009, 9:58 am

QuoteOriginally posted by: CuchulainnQuoteOriginally posted by: ppauperQuoteOriginally posted by: CuchulainnMaeshowe (Orkneys) Winter Solstice webcam Scara Braeif global warming were to actually happen, places like this would be inhabitable once againI think it was the rain (and drizzle ) that was the last straw. The Vikings didn't migrate. Speculation is a storm that caused the migration.but still, if the vikings could grow broccoli in Greenland during the medieval warm period, you'd think the orkneys would have been a little more pleasant then.
 
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December 23rd, 2009, 10:56 am

Broccoli-eating Vikings, that's hilarious.
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December 23rd, 2009, 11:18 am

QuoteOriginally posted by: CuchulainnBroccoli-eating Vikings, that's hilarious.I hope your not mocking the humble broccoli cutch. Its actually one of the better lasting providers of energy going. Its a complex carbohydrate so takes a long time to break down. I know the England rugby team use to start their day by eating it when they had evening games during the world cup, and they won !*All hail broccoli : ) *** Though as the ball is geometrically inefficent I cannot condone such shenanigans.**stir fried with garlic and ginger.
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December 23rd, 2009, 11:32 am

Broccoli is highly-regarded as the "broom of the system". I think the entire Forum should have some regularly.
 
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December 23rd, 2009, 11:45 am

QuoteI know the England rugby team use to start their day by eating it when they had evening games during the world cup, and they won !*And look where they are now ah, just kidding.
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