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January New Moon

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January Thaw

January is a long, cold month. Longing for a break I see The Old Farmer’s Almanac says the January thaw begins today. This phenomenon is no myth.   Annual averages really do show a slight temperature increase, and subsequent dip, during … Continue reading

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Shopping for the Year of the Rat

The streets of Chinatown are jammed during the week before Chinese New Year, as everyone stocks up before businesses close on New Year’s Eve. Most of your shopping will focus on food and decorations. Common items in your shopping list … Continue reading

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The Kitchen God Departs

The Kitchen God is believed to look after a family’s nourishment and well-being. About a week before Chinese New Year, on the 23rd or 24th day of the 12th lunar month, the Kitchen God ascends to the heavens to report … Continue reading

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Full Wolf Moon January January 10, 2020 : 7:21pm UTC

We’re just days into the new year and the universe is already treating us to a celestial phenomenon. During 2020, there will be 13 full moons to catch (see the list here) and on Friday, January 10, we’ll get to see … Continue reading

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Epiphany

Popular Epiphany customs include Epiphany singing, chalking the door, having one’s house blessed, consuming Three Kings Cake, winter swimming, as well as attending church services.[14] It is customary for Christians in many localities to remove their Christmas decorations on Epiphany Eve (Twelfth Night),[15] although those in other Christian countries historically remove them … Continue reading

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A Little Calendar Magic

Maybe 2019 was a great year for you. Entirely too many people I know both well or casually, including myself, had a pretty crummy year. So as part of winding down my year and bidding it goodbye, or more appropriately, … Continue reading

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