Category Archives: Holidays

Boston’s snow record: Enough yet?

Here’s an update for my dear readers. You know how I said no adversity builds character like snow adversity? (Well, something like that.) Well, Boston has now officially busted the record. Although the snowfall in the metro area this past … Continue reading

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Traveling Gal’s New Year Resolution

We’re on the cusp of the time when you keep writing down the wrong number for the year when you date your checks. Or at least I do. I look forward to the day (year) when we no longer do … Continue reading

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Guy Fawkes Day: The explosive holiday

Yes, November 5 is here, and it is Guy Fawkes Day, soon to be followed by Guy Fawkes Night. I hasten to point out that Guy Fawkes Day isn’t about celebrating the plot to blow up Parliament and the king … Continue reading

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Today is October 15 and festival time…

Today is Cayenne Festival in French Guiana, and International Day of Older People in Australia (can’t help it; that’s what the calendar said. Maybe it’s International Older Folks Day all over and the rest of us just don’t hear about … Continue reading

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Today is…

Today being October 12, it is: Columbus Day in Chile, Costa Rica, Mexico, El Salvador, and Uruguay (Colombia and the US have it scheduled for Oct. 13), and Indigenous Resistance Day in Bolivia, Nicaragua and Venezuela. Don’t worry, there are … Continue reading

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