Category Archives: holidays

This week’s holiday: Guess.  I am amazed at the spontaneous descriptions and discussions on journals and weblogs and chat rooms.  There’s much more than last year.  This begs the question of whether journals/blogs are ‘private’ or ‘public’ texts, and whether … Continue reading

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This week’s holiday is midsummer. It happened last week, but I’m still feeling the effects. Those of you who were there know which ones.

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This week’s national independence day: Iceland. See it here and here. And I was blogged back here.

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Last week’s national day: Svenska flaggans dag. And I was there at Skansen. Didn’t manage to spot the Royals; too much sound equipment between them and me. Vicky was apparently in the United States or Finland. Carl Philip the pinup … Continue reading

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National holidays of the week: Memorial Day, as seen in Rob’s entry and forum thread and in passing comments by others. And here we have Helatorstai, an annoying church holiday that is supposed to result in a Thursday off and a Saturday working. … Continue reading

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National holiday of the week: Norwegian Independence Day. Instead of tracking it from this youth hostel, I will be tracking it through this weblog and this news archive (pictures here) and the slottscam. The reason? See below.

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National holiday of the week: Israeli Independence Day. Not until I moved to Finland did I learn that it’s celebrated in Jewish communities around the world. The festivities here included a religious service, a musical programme (a girl playing Sibelius … Continue reading

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