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[Xmca-l] Re: Congratulations Men



I don't know.  The best thing that I can think of that is consonant with
the media of 'a day' is the recognition of the cultural notion of time.
Putting it in that context, is does seem the case that some of
long-standing holy-days do implicate certain constants (relative to our
cultures and their histories), e.g. the equinoctes.

Generally I have an aversion to such artifices as celebratory days, but I
think I might participate in something like a children's day, thereby
encouraging some reflection on at least a generational timescale in
contrast to the 24hour/5year media-politicking.

Best,
Huw







On 9 November 2015 at 00:55, Andy Blunden <ablunden@mira.net> wrote:

> I think the point is that holidays have *always* been fixed to reinforce
> the normative order. The only exception I know is May Day, which is not a
> holiday here in Oz.
> Andy
> ------------------------------------------------------------
> *Andy Blunden*
> http://home.pacific.net.au/~andy/
>
> On 9/11/2015 11:51 AM, mike cole wrote:
>
>> Dear Colleagues -Here is the latest word on International Mens day and its
>> presence in the United States thanks to a hint about checking Wikipedia:
>>
>> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Men%27s_Day.
>>
>> Is it just me, or does anyone out there think that some thought should be
>> giving to gender neutral holidays instead of the normative order? For
>> example, how about a Parents Day and a Grandparents day. With time off and
>> a little family time, whatever that family might be.
>>
>> mike
>>
>> On Sun, Nov 8, 2015 at 12:04 PM, Hans Knutagård <
>> hans.knutagard@ingressus.se
>>
>>> wrote:
>>> In Sweden we celebrate Fathers day evry year the Sunday in November
>>> between the 8 and 14. It started 1931 as a respons to Mother's day in May
>>> (in Sweden).
>>>
>>> 8 nov. 2015 kl. 20:58 skrev Rauno Huttunen <rakahu@utu.fi>:
>>>>
>>>> Hello,
>>>>
>>>> In Finland it is Father's Day.
>>>>
>>>> Rauno Huttunen
>>>>
>>>> Lähetetty iPadista
>>>>
>>>> mike cole <mcole@ucsd.edu> kirjoitti 8.11.2015 kello 21.37:
>>>>>
>>>>> I have learned from my Russian colleagues that today is the
>>>>>
>>>> International
>>>
>>>> Day honoring Men, which I am told is celebrated in 70 countries
>>>>>
>>>> including
>>>
>>>> the US (Wikipedia so testifies). But I have never heard of it! Just me,
>>>>>
>>>> or
>>>
>>>> is this
>>>>> not a generally recognized holiday in the U.S.?
>>>>> mike
>>>>>
>>>>> --
>>>>>
>>>>> It is the dilemma of psychology to deal as a natural science with an
>>>>> object that creates history. Ernst Boesch
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>