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Re: Calendar dates for 1999

Charles Briscoe-Smith <cpbs@debian.org> writes:

> Hi,
> I'm updating the files `calendar' uses for 1999.  I've found data on
> most of next year's dates[1], but I haven't found anything about these
> ones (dates are from the 1998 calendar files):

The easiest thing to do is start up emacs and load up calendar.

> Judaic:
>   04/30*  Yom HaAtzmaut (Israel Independence Day)
>   05/13*  Lag Ba`omer (Commemoration of the Great Rebellion)
>   05/22*  Yom Yerushalayim (Reunification of Jerusalem)
Calendar has these three - Yom HaAtzma'ut happens 20 days after
passover, unless that would put it on a Friday or Saturday, in which
case it happens on the Thursday prior.  Lag BaOmer happens 33 days
after passover and Yom Yerushalim happens 43 days after passover.
This puts them for next year on April 21st, May 4th, and May 14th,
respectively.  (I got these by reading calendar's lisp code)

>   07/10*  Fast of Shiv'a Asar B'Tammuz (Romans breach Wall of
> 	  Jerusalem; fast day)
Can't find this one, but maybe I'm not creative enough in imagining
other ways it could be transliterated.

>   07/31*  Fast of Tish'a B'Av (Babylon/Rome destroys Holy Temple; fast
> 	  day)
Next year this happens on 7/22

>   10/12*  Shmini Atzeres/Simchas Torah (Rejoicing of the Law;
> 	  sabbatical)
This always happens the day before Simchat Torah.  Next year that puts 
it on October 2nd.

>   12/27*  Fast of Asara B'Tevet (Babylonians put siege on Jerusalem;
> 	  fast day)
Couldn't find this one either.

> Christian:
>   05/23*  Pentecost (Whitsunday)
>       [I have the date for Pentecost, but are Pentecost and Whitsunday
>        just two names for the same day, or are they different and just
>        happen to fall on the same day this year?]
>   05/24*  Whitmonday
>       [Presumably always the day after Whitsunday?]
Whitsunday is British for Pentecost; Whitmonday is British for "Monday 
after Pentecost" - some Canadian Anglican churches also use this
>   06/20*  Rogation Sunday

I'll challenge you on this one - I think you had it wrong in 1998.
Rogation Sunday is the Sunday before Ascension Day; that puts it last
year on May 17th, and in 1999 on May 9th

> US holidays:
>   10/12*  Thanksgiving Day in Canada

Huh.  I could have sworn that calendar.el had this one, but I can't
find it.

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