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[Xmca-l] Re: Congratulations Men

IN his book on teaching deaf/blind kids, A. Meshcheryakov says they used teh celebration of national holidays as a way of imparting a sense of time.
*Andy Blunden*
On 9/11/2015 12:17 PM, Huw Lloyd wrote:
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.


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

    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:


        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.


        On Sun, Nov 8, 2015 at 12:04 PM, Hans Knutagård

            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 <mailto:rakahu@utu.fi>>:


                In Finland it is Father's Day.

                Rauno Huttunen

                Lähetetty iPadista

                    mike cole <mcole@ucsd.edu
                    <mailto:mcole@ucsd.edu>> kirjoitti
                    8.11.2015 kello 21.37:

                    I have learned from my Russian
                    colleagues that today is the


                    Day honoring Men, which I am told is
                    celebrated in 70 countries


                    the US (Wikipedia so testifies). But I
                    have never heard of it! Just me,


                    is this
                    not a generally recognized holiday in
                    the U.S.?


                    It is the dilemma of psychology to
                    deal as a natural science with an
                    object that creates history. Ernst Boesch