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Daily Almanac for Saturday, September 29: The 272nd day of 2018

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MICHAELMAS, Feast of Saints Michael, Gabriel, Raphael 2008 photo by Warburg - Own work by wikipedia commons

MICHAELMAS

The feast day of St. Michael, the archangel and overcomer of the Devil, is a Christian celebration based on the ancient Celtic calendar. Its main importance in people’s lives was that of a seasonal signpost in the year. In the British Isles, crops were harvested and the surplus sold by late September, so this became the time when farmers would pay their yearly rents to landowners. Everyone ate goose at Michaelmas to bring prosperity, and many farmers included “a goose fit for the lord’s dinner” with their rent payments. Great market fairs occurred just before the feast day, and the large crowds these attracted made it convenient to hold elections at this time. Michaelmas is also a “Quarter Day.” The ancient Celtic people divided the year into four major sections, or quarters, and then divided each of these in half to make an eight-part year that reflected the natural progression of the seasons. Foods traditional for Michaelmas include new wine; goose; cakes of oats, barley, and rye; and carrots. Some groups in the United States, such as the Pennsylvania Dutch, have kept Michaelmas, or “Harvest Home,” traditions alive.

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Daily Almanac for Monday, September 24, 2018: Day 267 of the Year

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Full Harvest Moon 2007 photo By The original uploader was Roadcrusher at English Wikipedia, CC BY-SA 3.0, https commons.wikimedia.org

FULL HARVEST MOON

The Harvest Moon is the full Moon nearest the autumnal equinox and is bright enough to allow finishing all the harvest chores. This year, it falls on Monday, September 14 at 10:52 P.M. (EDT).

 

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Daily Almanac for Tuesday, September 18, 2018: Yom Kippur Begins!

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YOM KIPPUR BEGINS

Yom Kippur 2018 begins at sunset on Tuesday, September 18 and ends at nightfall on Wednesday, September 19. This “Day of Atonement” is a very solemn day in the Jewish year that is devoted to fasting, prayer, and repentance. On Yom Kippur, people repeat a chant called the “Al Chet” (Chet is usually translated as “sin”). In the chant, the people list the ways in which they have fallen short over the past year and repent of these shortcomings.

 

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Daily Almanac for Monday, September 17, 2018: Constitution & Citizenship Day in the U.S.

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CONSTITUTION DAY AND CITIZENSHIP DAY (UNITED STATES)

Formerly called “I am an American Day” (1940) and then “Citizenship Day” (1952), this observance’s long new name (2004) is called Constitution Day for short. It marks the anniversary of the date in 1787 when the final draft of the Constitution of the United States was signed by delegates to the Constitutional Convention after months of wrangling. The framers of the Constitution had been arguing constantly as they met in secret, but they had leaked reports to the press indicating that all was well. “So great is the unanimity, we hear, that prevails in the convention, upon all great federal subjects, that it has been proposed to call the room in which they assemble ‘Unanimity Hall.’” The Federalists (as they came to be called) argued through June and most of July and reached an agreement on July 16. After deciding to leave out a bill of rights — because everyone was worn-out and they thought there was no need for such a list — the framers completed the final draft on September 17 and made it ready for submission to the states for ratification. The American Bar Association and other organizations make an effort to mark this anniversary by sponsoring symposia and, in some cases, offering free legal advice.

 

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Daily Almanac for Wednesday, September 12, 2018

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