RE: [Yuricon] OT: Halloween
Fine, here theres always room for another celebration
"Eltink, Royi" <r.eltink@...> wrote:
> What?!?!?! There's always room for another celebration!!!!!!!!
Hmm, nah, a small list iirc:
- Three Kings, kiddos wandering streets.
- Carnaval (south), 5 days of beer-drinking.
- Queen's Birthday, more drinking.
- Day of Labour, demonstrations, but normal people have a hangover from Queen's Birthday.
- Liberation Day #1, drinking and celebrating end of WW2.
- Dykes and Faggots Day (only my city), music, movies, drinking and smoking pot.
- Local-Militia-Party (south), marches and a shootingcontest followed by beer.
- Cargo Sailing Contest (north), good opportunity to drink "schippersbitter" wich is a spicy liquor.
- Antillian Carnaval (west), like Brazillian carnaval, but more beer.
- Liberation Day #2, eating ricetable, drinking Lychee-wine, and celebrating end of WW2.
- Hindustan Newyear (west), dance in the streets, drink beer and smoke pot.
- Liberation of the Slaves (west), good opportunity to drink Surinam beer and smoke pot.
- 'Sinterklaas', eat candy and drink hot chocolate with liquor.
- St. Martin, kiddos wandering streets.
- Christmas, drink warm wine.
- 2nd Christmas day, drink warm wine _and_ smoke pot.
- Newyear, drink champagne and play with fireworks.
And since our country is so small (you cant drive 200 miles without crossing a border), people travel to enjoy parties everywhere..
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High school ^_^ math is eeevil. it's ridiculus for me to take it, since i'm going into english. but i'd rather take it now than waste the time in uni. i've heard rumour that they make you take high-school equivalent calc courses no matter what you take.. so *shrugs* i'm playing it safe ^_^-Zeph ^_^----Original Message Follows----From: Shannon StricofReply-To: Yuricon@yahoogroups.comTo: Yuricon@yahoogroups.comSubject: Re: [Yuricon] OT: HalloweenDate: Wed, 30 Oct 2002 22:10:08 -0800 (PST)Ha! are you in high-school or college Amy???UGGGGHHHH calc I took it last year and this year it only got worse and its making my head spin in funny little circles.-ShannonAmy Gordon wrote:My old calculus teacher retired last year, but he left his nameplate. I'm hanging that around my neck and going as him *lol*-Zeph ^_^----Original Message Follows---- From: "Shannon Ami Stricof" Reply-To: Yuricon@yahoogroups.com To: Yuricon@yahoogroups.com Subject: [Yuricon] OT: Halloween Date: Wed, 30 Oct 2002 06:09:26 -0000 Hey, Thursday is Halloween, YAY!!!!!!!! What's everyone dressing up as? I'm going as Jane luv, Shannon BTW: I'm gonna come out to my mommy thurs, wish me luck (i hope i dont need it, hee hee) ------------------------ Yahoo! Groups Sponsor ---------------------~--> Plan to Sell a Home? http://us.click.yahoo.com/J2SnNA/y.lEAA/jd3IAA/cGIolB/TM ---------------------------------------------------------------------~-> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to: Yuriconemail@example.com Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to http://docs.yahoo.com/info/terms/---------------------------------Protect your PC - Click here for McAfee.com VirusScan OnlineYahoo! Groups SponsorADVERTISEMENTTo unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:Yuriconfirstname.lastname@example.orgYour use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to the Yahoo! Terms of Service.---------------------------------Do you Yahoo!?HotJobs - Search new jobs daily now
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- Mwah. I suck all the fun out of things and then
re-read and find I've failed to define or explain
anything. It's hilarious - this is why 2am is
entertaing, eh? I forgot to explain that
jack'o'lanterns are pumpkins or squash or turnips
carved into wacky faces and have candles put inside
them, and then traditionally are carried about (I had
one named Elzrizckle this year) or set on porches to
indicate that the household is participating, and has
lots of yummy snacks to give out. Yay. As for a
costume, I ended up as a stockbroker circa the tech
bust. Very fun.
We have Carnivale here, too, actually. Canadians are a
pretty multicultural bunch, especially in Toronto
(yaymyhometownIwannagohome!) where there's more
_everyone_ outside of their home country than anywhere
else. All about the tolerance. So we have lots and
lots and lots of parties in various areas of the city
at various times of the year. Hallowe'en is just the
biggest caucasian one outside of X-mas. _Everyone_ has
some kind of midwinter festival, christmas, New
Year's, Hannukah, whatever. In February Montreal has
_their_ Carnivale, which is Mardi Gras. Toronto has
some of it but not a lot - Easter isn't so huge here
as it once was because of the mix of religions. We
have _our_ Carnivale in the middle of the summer - it
used to be called Caribana, a celebration of the
Carribbean population in the city.
Perhaps Mardi Gras isn't so big because it tends to
fall nearish Chinese New Year, which is a ginormous
party that goes on in the middle of the city and out
in Richmond Hill, a suburban area to the north of it.
Moving towards summer, there's Gay Pride, third
largest in the world, which has turned into a
week-long celebration of acceptance, unity, and
getting wet with few clothes on, then there are all
the summer festivals and things, which are less
My housemate just mumbled something about the nature
of settler-nations and citystates. I think it's just
plain that Toronto and Canada rock because we have
large numbers of parties that are very cool throughout
the year. Queer Pride is undoubtably the wildest,
though I think Hallowe'en is the most fun. There's
always room for another!
~ Alex (aka PGit)
Whim - Meet Dame Toquezalotte
--- "Eltink, Royi" <r.eltink@...> wrote:
> Alright, I get it,,,__________________________________________________
> I think we dont have this celebration here, because
> I think that otherwise, we would party the whole
> year 'round..
> Dressing up as someone else and drinking a shitload
> of beer we refer as 'Carnaval' (in the south) or
> 'Antillian Carnaval' (in the west, exactly like
> Brazilian carnaval). Kiddos wandering the streets in
> the evening, begging for candy at the doors, we can
> expect on St.Martin and on Three Kings.
> Scaring spirits is for newyear, where breaking the
> record on the amount of fireworks shot into the air
> is part of it.
> I dont think we can bare another celebration...
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> We have Carnivale here, too, actually. Canadians are aA note on carnaval..
The Dutch Anime Convention always is around the carnaval-weekend. (And is mostly held in the south, so no one notices cosplayers in the train ^^)
But starts friday afternoon, when I am actually supposed to be in a classroom.
But since I study in the south of the country where carnaval starts on thursday-evening with "Heutelabend" (cant translate this, southern dialect) a kind of 'pre-drink' evening, or 'laying a layer of beer' evening (this is true horror, believe me. No one eagers to see his 50 year old female Dutch language teacher in a tight red leather miniskirt dancing on a table *shivers*) on the campus that is, I can sneak out of class on Friday... actually no student or teacher shows up friday, due to a hangover.
> Moving towards summer, there's Gay Pride, thirdWe have Amsterdam Pride, is very large.. ( http://www.amsterdampride.nl/engels/indexengoud.htm ) to be honest, Ive never been there..
> largest in the world, which has turned into a
> week-long celebration of acceptance, unity, and
> getting wet with few clothes on, then there are all
> the summer festivals and things, which are less
Further, my homecity (Nijmegen, the east) holds a Dykes-and-Faggots "Potten en Flikkers dag" day every year, with bands playing in the streets and movies, workshops, parties, drinking, smoking pot etc.. I believe this celebration was started by one of the former mayors who was a lesbian.
And there is also 'Pink May' during month may, I dont know what this really is, I think something with movie-festivals, workshops and stuff.. and ends with dykes-n-faggots day.