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PROCESSION OF THE HOLY BLOOD FROM BELGIUM!!

The oldest mention of the present procession is to be found in a charter of the Unloaders'Guild (1291). From it we learn that the guilds of Bruges were obliged to participate in the procession. Probably the Holy Blood was exhibited in the chapel on the Burg before 1291. And it is presumably from this custom that the procession originated.
    From 1303 onwards one hears of a Holy Blood procession going round the city walls. Because the relic was town-property the procession was, of course, a civil and an official occasion in which horsemen, guildsmen and artisans, marksmen, city councillors and, naturally, the clergy, in all their splendour march with the relic.







    In 1310, Bruges' city council decided to combine the festivities around the Holy Blood, its procession (May 3rd) and the two-week ceremonies, with the annual fair (April 23rd until May 22nd). As a result the numbers of those assisting at the procession and the devotion around the Holy Blood grew.
    In th…

WHY TRYING TO WAIT OUT THE ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE COULD GET YOU KILLED!!

I want to bring up some alternate methods of thought, that the best way to survive the zombie apocalypse is to stay mobile and not hunker down in a single place. Here's why that it might be true.



A Zombie Apocalypse Isn't Siege Warfare

    Zombie survivalists like to make a parallel between fending off zombies and medieval forms of siege warfare. At first glance, it's easy to see why they might make that comparison: you have an overwhelming mass of combatants outside your gates, but within a well-stocked stronghold, a small number of defenders can hold off almost indefinitely.
    The problem with this idea is that surviving a siege puts faith in the idea that your attackers will eventually get bored or be incapable of feeding or otherwise supplying themselves and will soon stop attacking you.









    We can't assume those things of zombies. Zombies don't get bored. Zombies are always hungry, but hunger won't stop them. They're impervious to disease and t…

JUNE FOOD HOLIDAYS!!

Here's a list of the National food holidays for the month of June:







June 1: National Hazelnut Cake Day


June 2: National Rocky Road Ice Cream Day









June 3: National Egg Day

June 4: National Cheese Day

June 4: National Frozen Yogurt Day










June 4: National Cognac Day

June 5: National Gingerbread Day

June 6: National Applesauce Cake Day









June 7: National Chocolate Ice Cream Day

June 8: Jelly-Filled Doughnut Day

June 8: World Oceans Day (Sustainable Seafood)









June 9: National Strawberry-Rhubarb Pie Day

June 10: Herbs & Spices Day

June 10: National Iced Tea Day








June 10: National Black Cow* Day /*A root beer float

June 11: National German Chocolate Cake Day

June 12: International Cacha├ža Day









June 12: National Peanut Butter Cookie Day

June 13: Kitchen Klutzes of America Day

June 14: National Strawberry Shortcake Day








June 15: National Lobster Day

June 16: National Fudge Day

June 17: Eat All Your Veggies Day









June 17: National Apple Strudel Day

June 18: National Cherry Tart Day

June 1…

NATIONAL HOLIDAYS IN JUNE!

Father's Day lands in June, but did you know that there is a holiday for every day this month? Here they are!





June 1: National Go Barefoot Day - This shouldn't be too hard to do now that it's June.
June 2: Leave the Office Early Day - Do I need to make up an excuse, or can I just leave?

June 3: Chimborazo Day -Build a science fair-worthy volcano in honor of Chimborazo (in the Andes in Ecuador).

June 4: International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression - It's a long name, but a good cause.







June 5: World Environment Day - Dedicate the day to go green for the world environment. Wait - this should be done every day.

June 6: Drive-in Movie Day - Do they still exist?

June 7: VCR Day - Go back in time by watching home videos on the old VCR.

June 8: Upsy Daisy Day - Every time you royally screw up, say, "Upsy daisy" to lighten the mood.

June 9: Donald Duck Day - Write Mr. Duck's biography to honor him this fine day.






June 10: Iced Tea Day - It's not …