Sunday, 5 August 2012

Birthday presents? How pagan of you

You guessed it. Another post up at TS.

3 comments:

  1. A very interesting read. Being Pagan myself, I find it interesting how many of our 'rituals' are still used today by people all over the world not even knowing that what they do have Pagan origins.

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  2. Let me tell you a funny story. Here in Mexico, most of the people is catholic. Now, there are parts of this country where it is not strange to name your son/daughter with a name of a saint of the given day of birth. Funny thing is, most people used to rely on whatever was printed on the calendar they bought (On June 24th we have "Saint John" printed on that day for instance so most people born on that day are called "John" -or Juan in Spanish).

    Long story short: We have "Revolution Anniversary Day" on Sep. 16th (nothing to do with the catholic tradition actually!). But in the calendar it appears as "Aniv. De la Rev." (In Spanish, shortened) so there are persons named "ANIV DE LA REV" as they parents thought it was the name of a saint!

    You can imagine the conversations: "Hey, where did you get that name?" "What does it means Aniv?" "Is it of muslim origin?" - Nah, it's the "saint" that was marked on the calendar. ¬¬

    Anyway, very interesting reading! Have a great day!

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    1. Hahahahahaha!!!! That is so funny!

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