Skip to comments.DNC Chairman Howard Dean Sends Diwali Greetings
Posted on 10/25/2006 4:03:38 PM PDT by AmericanMade1776
This weekend, Governor Howard Dean will join more than 2.3 million Indian Americans across the United States for the annual celebration of Diwali. This "festival of lights" is celebrated by more than a billion Indians of Hindu, Sikh and Jain faiths on the final night of the Indian lunar calendar.
"Tonight, families all over the world gather to celebrate Diwali, marking the end of another year and offering wishes for peace and prosperity in the year to come. On this moonless night, families will set off fireworks and burn oil lamps to fill the dark skies with light.
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"Today Muslims in America and around the world will end the holy month of Ramadan by celebrating Eid al-Fitr (Breaking of the Fast). It is a day of shared joy and happiness, a day where friends and family come together, moved by a month of contemplation, reflection and intense spiritual renewal. It is in this special spirit of togetherness that my family and I would like to join all Muslims in America and around the world in celebrating this most important day. Eid mubarak!"
Howard Dean is really reaching, remember when he wanted to reach out to those Southerners in pickups who had a Confederate flag on their pick up truck?
Eid starts at sunset when the "crescent" is spotted. So it began at sunset on Monday, Oct 23 in the continental US.
DNC Chairman Howard Dean Sends Eid al-Fitr Greetings
This is getting confusing between American Indians and Indian Americans.
LOL! He's really sucking up now. He needed to include a recording of that screech of his.
Oh what a lovely Diwalian decorative oil burning votive disply! Thank you for the kind wishes of, er...kindness. LOL
Can't wait until Howard sends out his greetings to Satanists for Devil's Night/Halloween!
I have read (and been told by Muslim friends) that the Muslim months always begin with the first sliver of a crescent moon, instead of a new moon. Eid begins on the first day of the month after Ramadan.
I bet he wishes all the Christians in the US a hearty "Happy Winter Festival Season".
Today is the feast of Sts. Crispin and Crispinian, Romans of the 3rd century, who were adopted as the patron saints of cobblers and leather workers. They were beheaded in Gaul around 286. Their names are immortalized in the great speech by King Henry V before the Battle of Agincourt in the homonymous play by Shakespeare (Henry V, IV, iii). Take a moment and read it aloud, to savor each word:
If we are markd to die, we are enow
To do our country loss; and if to live,
The fewer men, the greater share of honour.
Gods will! I pray thee, wish not one man more.
By Jove, I am not covetous for gold,
Nor care I who doth feed upon my cost;
It yearns me not if men my garments wear;
Such outward things dwell not in my desires:
But if it be a sin to covet honour,
I am the most offending soul alive.
No, faith, my coz, wish not a man from England:
Gods peace! I would not lose so great an honour
As one man more, methinks, would share from me
For the best hope I have. O, do not wish one more!
Rather proclaim it, Westmoreland, through my host,
That he which hath no stomach to this fight,
Let him depart; his passport shall be made
And crowns for convoy put into his purse:
We would not die in that mans company
That fears his fellowship to die with us.
This day is called the feast of Crispian:
He that outlives this day, and comes safe home,
Will stand a tip-toe when the day is named,
And rouse him at the name of Crispian.
He that shall live this day, and see old age,
Will yearly on the vigil feast his neighbours,
And say To-morrow is Saint Crispian:
Then will he strip his sleeve and show his scars.
And say These wounds I had on Crispins day.
Old men forget: yet all shall be forgot,
But hell remember with advantages
What feats he did that day: then shall our names.
Familiar in his mouth as household words
Harry the king, Bedford and Exeter,
Warwick and Talbot, Salisbury and Gloucester,
Be in their flowing cups freshly rememberd.
This story shall the good man teach his son;
And Crispin Crispian shall neer go by,
From this day to the ending of the world,
But we in it shall be rememberd;
We few, we happy few, we band of brothers;
For he to-day that sheds his blood with me
Shall be my brother; be he neer so vile,
This day shall gentle his condition:
And gentlemen in England now a-bed
Shall think themselves accursed they were not here,
And hold their manhoods cheap whiles any speaks
That fought with us upon Saint Crispins day.
A rousing speech, eh?