Bet you maybe never knew it (nor did I), but today is ‘historic start of the new year “Lady Day” in England, Wales & Ireland until the adoption of the Gregorian calendar in 1752. Alas, the year 1751 began on March 25th and the year 1752 began on January 1.
Alors, “The logic of using Lady Day as the start of the year is that it roughly coincides with Equinox (when the length of day and night is equal); many ancient cultures still use this time as the start of the new year, for example, the Iranian new year. In some traditions it also reckons years A.D. from the moment of the Annunciation, which is considered to take place at the moment of the conception of Jesus at the Annunciation rather than at the moment of his birth at Christmas”
A wee bit of lore for a March Wednesday!…
The largest consumer show in western Canada, the Vancouver International Auto Show has rolled into Vancouver’s convention centre for the next four days. The “New Car Dealers’ Association of BC” welcomes all to the latest in technology & style!
Cheers to fancy that!…
Whatever the calendar you’re operating with today, may your wickedly wonderful Wednesday have you transported to all agenda items with aplomb & great ease!
Patience is something you admire in the driver behind you and scorn in the one ahead. ~Mac McCleary
A suburban mother’s role is to deliver children obstetrically once, and by car forever after. ~Peter De Vries
It takes 8,460 bolts to assemble an automobile, and one nut to scatter it all over the road. ~Author Unknown
Two wrongs don’t make a right, but three lefts do. ~Jason Love
I feel like I am diagonally parked in a parallel universe. ~Author Unknown