Monday, December 30, 2013

New Year's Customs

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Genealogy tip for today: New Year Traditions:


This does not directly have anything to do with genealogy. However if you have an ancestor(s) from any of the countries listed below, this is what you probably would hear them saying at New Years. Customs are also different, as well as what day is celebrated as the first day of each new year.


How New Year is said around the world

Arabic: Kul 'aam u antum salimoun
Brazilian: Boas Festas e Feliz Ano Novo means "Good Parties and Happy New Year"
Chinese: Chu Shen Tan
Czechoslavakia: Scastny Novy Rok
Dutch: Gullukkig Niuw Jaar
Finnish: Onnellista Uutta Vuotta
French: Bonne Annee
German: Prosit Neujahr
Greek: Eftecheezmaenos o Kaenooryos hronos
Hebrew: L'Shannah Tovah Tikatevu
Hindi: Niya Saa Moobaarak
Irish (Gaelic): Bliain nua fe mhaise dhuit
Italian: Buon Capodanno
Khmer: Sua Sdei tfnam tmei
Laotian: Sabai dee pee mai
Polish: Szczesliwego Nowego Roku
Portuguese: Feliz Ano Novo
Russian: S Novim Godom
Serbo-Croatian: Scecna nova godina
Spanish: Feliz Ano Neuvo
Prospero Ano Nuevo
Turkish: Yeni Yiliniz Kutlu Olsun
Vietnamese: Cung-Chuc Tan-Xuan

New Year Around the World




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Duke of York


The Duke of York is defeated and killed by Lancastrians at the Battle of Wakefield.
The United States takes possession of the Louisiana area from France at New Orleans with a simple ceremony, the simultaneous lowering and raising of the national flags.
Banks in the United States suspend the practice of redeeming paper money for metal currency, a practice that would continue until 1879.
The draft of the Emancipation Proclamation is finished and circulated among President Abraham Lincoln's cabinet for comment.
Governor Frank Steunenberg of Idaho is killed by an assassin's bomb.
Soviet Russia is renamed the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.
The Soviet Union bars food handouts for housewives under 36 years of age. They must now work to eat.
Romania's King Michael is forced to abdicate by Soviet-backed Communists. Communists now control all of Eastern Europe.
Ferdinand E. Marcos is sworn in as the Philippine Republic's sixth president.
After two weeks of heavy bombing raids on North Vietnam, President Nixon halts the air offensive and agrees to resume peace negotiations with Hanoi representative Le Duc Tho.
Governor Carey of New York pardons seven inmates, closing the book on the Attica uprising.
Saddam Hussein, former Iraq dictator, is executed by hanging for crimes committed against his own people during his rule.

Sandy Koufax

Rudyard Kipling, British author (Jungle Book, Soldiers Three).
Simon Guggenheim, philanthropist and U.S. senator for Colorado.
Tojo Hideki, Japanese Prime Minister during World War II.
Bo Diddley, blues composer and singer.
Sandy Koufax, Hall of Fame left-handed pitcher with the L.A. Dodgers.



The poet Robert Southey once said, "It is with words as with sunbeams, the more they are condensed, the deeper they burn." While he was talking about using fewer words, the same can be said about using fewer letters. That is, using short words.

While days are now getting longer, words are still short, at least for this week. This week we bring you one-syllable words.






noun: 1. A small blister or swelling. 2. A bubble.



Perhaps alteration of blob. Earliest documented use: 1607.



"His worried face shone with moisture; rivulets of sweat slid down his jaw bone. A bleb hung from his chin."
William Boyd; A Good Man in Africa; William Morrow; 1982.

Nothing so soon the drooping spirits can raise / As praises from the men, whom all men praise. -Abraham Cowley, poet (1618-1667)




Today’s Recipe

Holiday Cooking



    • 1 (8 ounce) packages hormel sliced pepperoni ( or any brand)
    • 1 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese
    • 2 (10 1/8 ounce) packages Pillsbury Refrigerated Crescent Dinner Rolls


  1. Take out the crescent rolls, and seperate into the individual triangles.
  2. Flatten each triangle and slice it so that it becomes three small triangles.
  3. Dice or chop your pepperoni into tiny, tiny pieces.
  4. Mix the pepperoni into the cream cheese, stir very well so all of the pepperoni pieces are mixed into the cream cheese.
  5. Take a little spoonful of your cream cheese/pepperoni mixture and put it in the middle of one of your crescent rolls triangles.
  6. Pinch up all of the sides around the filling.
  7. Repeat and place them all on a cookie sheet.
  8. Bake for the amount of time stated on the crescent rolls (usually 11 minutes at 350°F).
  9. Let cool for a few minutes before serving!






Now You Know!