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Fall and Winter and The Farmer’s Almanac

A man I was talking to at the dump while we tossed construction debris into the dumpsters said an acquaintance who worked for VDOT, the Virginia highway department were already planning for a lot of cold and snow in January … Continue reading

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Dashain Festival Oct 5th – Oct 10th

There is something about October. Around the world there are holidays and festivals celebrating the triumph of good over evil and of light over darkness. The Festival of Dashain is celebrated by Nepalese people around the world for just this … Continue reading

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Autumnal Equinox qiū fēn 秋分 Sep 23rd

The Autumn Equinox is the 16th solar term of the year, starting on the 23rd of September. It marks the second half of autumn in the Chinese calendar. It is the start of sunlight moving to the south and the … Continue reading

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Caturday Thoughts – Mid Autumn Festival Mon 24th Sep

As one of the most important traditional Chinese festivals, Mid-Autumn Festival, falls on the 15th day of the eighth lunar month, Sept 27 this year. This day is also considered as a harvest festival since fruits, vegetables and grain are harvested by this time. … Continue reading

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Celebrating Chinese New Year (Part 2)

After New Year’s Day I don’t do much for the next couple of days except follow the customs of eating the leftovers from the New Year’s Eve banquet. There are special activities and customs for these days but they really … Continue reading

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