Mardi Gras, which is French for Fat Tuesday , refers to only one day. Carnival, on the other hand, refers to the entire period from Twelfth Night (January 6) until midnight on Mardi Gras. Because Mardi Gras comes exactly forty-six days before Easter, it can fall on any Tuesday from February 3 to March 9. This year it is on February 11. Mardi Gras is not just something to watch, it s something to be part of.
Jury Duty Process The jury duty process for the Virginia Beach Virginia, court system starts with a 27,000 questionnaire forms that are sent to the people in the Virginia Beach Virginia, area. More than 8,600 are needed to fill the calendar year because some maybe or become unqualified within that given year. Some of those unqualified reasons are Military activity, moved out of the area, over the age of 70 can if they choose to, became a felon, health reasons, childcare, lactating mothers, language issues, occupation (law enforcement, judge, attorney…), and if already served within the last three years. The Jury Committee looks over the forms and gets it down to the magical number of 8,600. Approximately 800 jurors per month are randomly selected from the master jury pool.
If you’re lucky enough you may be able to catch doubloons or even a hand decorated coconut from the Krewe of Zulu that parades on Fat Tuesday. The symbol colors of Mardi Gras are purple, green, and gold. Purple stands for justice, green stands for faith, and gold stands for power. The language of Mardi Gras comes with different terms such a throw which is a toss of something from a rider on a float. Doubloon is a coin thrown from a krewe’s float, and the captain is the ultimate leader of the krewe, and the krewe is the carnival organization.
Halloween is on October 31st, the last day of the Celtic calendar. It was originally a pagan holiday, honoring the dead. Halloween was referred to as All Hallows Eve and dates back to over 2000 years ago. All Hallows Eve is the evening before All Saints Day, which was created by Christians to convert pagans, and is celebrated on November 1st (Brandes, 60). Many people in ancient Europe marked the end of the harvest season, and the beginning of winter by celebrating a Samhain (pronounced so-ween) in late autumn.
American Indians, African American and Asian Americans are some of the larger racial minorities in U.S. history. It is listed that African Americans average population is 12.9%. Asian Americans are at 4.6% today but that amount is changing rapidly. There are around 500,000 people that enter this country legally from Mexico every year, but at least 500,000 more cross the border illegally. It is said about 61% of all those who enter the
In Scandinavia, the Norse celebrated Yule from December 21, the winter solstice, through January. In recognition of the return of the sun, fathers and sons would bring home large logs, which they would set on fire. The people would feast until the log burned out, which could take as many as 12 days. The Norse believed that each spark from the fire represented a new pig or calf that would be born during the coming year. The end of December was a perfect time for celebration in most areas of Europe.
Our next stop was Canal street, there the people were wild as ever! Some were still celebrating Mardi Gras, we saw these huge buildings beautifully designed and there were artist on the street, they were so talented and creative and the paintings were breath taking. We processed further on Canal and we begin to see folk that engage in the alternative lifestyle. These folk seem like they were having so much fun. It was laughter, drinking,
Old press – Originally purchased 3 years ago at an installed cost of $400,000, it is being depreciated under MACRS using a 5-year recovery period. The old press has a remaining economic life of 5 years. It can be sold today to net $420,000 before taxes; if it is retained, it can be sold to net $150,000 before taxes at the end of 5 years. Press A – This highly automated press can be purchased for $830,000 and will require $40,000 in installation costs. It will be depreciated under MACRS using a 5-year recovery period.
And after school rehearsals are an almost everyday thing and each practice is a little more than one hour marching in the hot sun. And being at the Friday football games is mandatory. The games go from 7 pm to 10:30 pm and if it is an away game, then you don’t get home until 12 midnight. And, in middle school concerts and contests were during the weekdays, but in
JUDAISM – Festivals and Holy Days How do the festivals and rituals of Judaism enact Israel’s founding stories? The people of the Jewish religion observe a number of festivals of celebration varying from the ‘High Holy Days’ or ‘Days of Awe’ to the ‘Minor Holy days’. The Jewish people follow the lunar calendar which has a total of 354 days; it loses about 11 days relative to the solar calendar each year. In order to maintain that the holidays are observed in the same season, a month is added to the calendar 7 times in a 19 year period. This additional month is called Adar Bet.