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Happy Groundhog Day USA (What strange holiday does your country have?)

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  1. gidget

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    Happy Groundhog Day (USA) -- pointless holiday?

    Please be compelled to contribute what pointless holiday your country celebrates :)
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  2. [DT]

    [DT] Gearhead Surf Coder

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    Makes me want to fire up the movie of the same name - one of my faves.

     
  3. wii maniac

    wii maniac Canadians In Action

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    Ontario canada has family day not pointless but not to much of a meaning.(as long as i can get a day off school:lol: )
     
  4. DBloke

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    Us Brits have stgeorges day
    Not rly a holiday as we Brits are not allowed to ceribrate with a day off because it might not be fare to other countrys
    Dont even know when it is with out usein the power of internets
     
  5. gidget

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    we don't get a day off for groundhogs day...
    i guess some small towns have a huge festival and a real groundhog to honor... i think they just want to make national newspaper headlines every year... :lol:
     
  6. blueovalboy7

    blueovalboy7 They call me Hammy!

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    One of the dumbest days actually printed on U.S. calendars. Goofy ass movie though.
     
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    So it's Groundhog Day? That must be why I feel like I'm reliving the same tedious day over and over.
     
  8. DBloke

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    Join teh club
    Damn it
    I need to get a job or find somethin to do durin the day that costs nothin


    Theres one thing us brits ceibrate and thats disapointment and losin at sports
     
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    Yeah, I was surprised to hear that as well.
    I was like..Family Day?

    No one at my house will be home on that day though, so its not much of a family day. Oh well, I get to run the house that day I guess.
     
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    Well Scotland has Robbie Burn's day in which we celebrate our most famous poet by eating his favourite meal - the mangled innards of a sheep wrapped up in a sheep's stomach a.k.a. Haggis!
     
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  12. Brawny

    Brawny Anglophobiphile

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    Some adopted kids celebrate the day they arrived...that's utterly pointless in my opinion.

    I knew a kid who had conception day...yeah...
     
  13. surfinrach90

    surfinrach90 I GOT A JAR OF DIRT.

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    Can't think of any wierd holidays, but when you're a kid on St Davids Day, you usually have to dress like this -

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  14. gidget

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    i think it's weird :lol::lol:
     
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    Is that some sort of Valleys tradition? I've never dressed like that in my life, and I don't know anyone who has. Thankfully.
     
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    surfinrach90 I GOT A JAR OF DIRT.

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    :eek: Really?!?

    Traditional Welsh costume dude! Hen Fenyw Fach Cidwely?

    EVERY school I know has pictures taken on St Davids day and all the kids have to go to school like this.
     
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    Not like that in Cardiff. I've gone though more than one St. David's Day without knowing it. So much for Welsh patriotism. Heck, I don't even know what that Welsh sentence means. :yikes:
     
  18. surfinrach90

    surfinrach90 I GOT A JAR OF DIRT.

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    Hahah, some poem or something we had to learn

    Hen fenyw fach Cydweli
    Yn gwerthu losin du,
    Yn rhifo deg am ddimai
    Ond unarddeg i mi.
    O dyna'r newydd gorau ddaeth i mi, i mi
    Yn rhifo deg am ddimai
    Ond unarddeg i mi.

    Translates to Old woman of Kidwelly and soemthing about selling sweets =/
     
  19. blueovalboy7

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    Flippin A, we're technically in winter for 6 more weeks now. Stupid freaking day.
     
  20. navarre

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    St George's Day. The time when the whole of England comes together to celebrate a fictional character destroy a dragon. As pointless as it is stupid, we don't ven get the day off.
     

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