Tuesday, March 08, 2011
Origins of observations...
Notasheep: Synchronicity? "I note that today is not only International Womens Day but also Shrove Tuesday aka Pancake Day - Synchronicity?" (hehehe, all crepe of course). Could be worse, Shrove Tuesday should be Fat Tuesday when eating fatty/filling foods was considered a last feast before the ritual fasting associated with Lent; the date is dependent on Easter (a moveable feast based on the cycles of the moon) and - with my enjoyment of numbers - I note that next year it is on 21.2.12.
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As regards IWD the origin - like May 1st - was a socialist political movement; the image - click to enlarge - is the 1932 Soviet poster dedicated to the 8th of March holiday and the text reads: "8th of March is the day of rebellion of the working women against kitchen slavery" and "Down with the oppression and narrow-mindedness of household work!" [Wiki] Who'll make the pancakes then! Women eh, can't like with 'em; can't live without 'em. :-)
Posted by Span Ows at 1:04 pm