Days recently passsed

Catching up on other people blogs, I feel I’ve been terribly remiss and caught out by the very things I’ve railed about. Having bemoaned our lack of knowledge of own history and the celebration of “Europe-day” I forgot about VE day (for much the same reasons as LegIron) and didn’t even know about Liberation day . So I’m very glad that other people remembered next year maybe I’ll do better and remember both.

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2 Responses to Days recently passsed

  1. Thanks for the link.

    It’s no accident that the EU chose that date. It’s a naked attempt to hijack the symbolism of a day.

    • Giolla says:

      No, the reason they give for the day is very arbitrary. The age old tactic of slapping a new festival over an older “similar” tradition worked well for the Romans and the early Christian church so I guess it’s not surprising that this new empire borrows from the same tactics.

      “Have your celebration, just do it our way”