Halloween 2009

Saturday, October 31, 2009

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Halloween (also spelled Hallowe'en) is an annual holiday celebrated on October 31. It has roots in the Celtic festival of Samhain and the Christian holy day of All Saints. It is largely a secular celebration but some have expressed strong feelings about perceived religious overtones.

The day is often associated with the colors black and orange, and is strongly associated with symbols like the jack-o'-lantern. Halloween activities include trick-or-treating, wearing costumes and attending costume parties, ghost tours, bonfires, visiting haunted attractions, pranks, telling scary stories, and watching horror films.

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29 Ekim Cumhuriyet Bayramı

Thursday, October 29, 2009

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Bayram is the Turkiс word for a nationally celebrated festival or holiday, applicable to both national (i.e. secular) or religious celebrations. In accordance with this dual applicability, the method with which one determines the yearly timing of Bayrams is different for national and religious holidays.

29 Ekim Cumhuriyet Bayramı, Türkiye Cumhuriyeti'nin ilanı anısına her yıl 29 Ekim günü Türkiye ve Kuzey Kıbrıs'ta[1] kutlanan ulusal bayramdır.

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Astérix et Obélix

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The Adventures of Asterix (French: Astérix or Astérix le Gaulois) is a series of French comic strips written by René Goscinny and illustrated by Albert Uderzo (Uderzo also took over the job of writing the series after the death of Goscinny in 1977). The series first appeared in French in the magazine Pilote on 29 October 1959. As of 2008, 33 comic books in the series have been released.

Astérix le Gaulois est une série de bande dessinée française, créée le 29 octobre 1959 par René Goscinny (scénario) et Albert Uderzo (dessins puis, à partir de 1980, scénario et dessins) dans Pilote. Il s'agit certainement de la bande dessinée française qui a connu le plus de succès, avec 325 millions d'albums vendus dans le monde en 47 ans.

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National Day of Austria

Monday, October 26, 2009

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On 26 October 1955 Austria declared its "permanent neutrality" by an act of Parliament, which remains to this day but has been indirectly changed by constitutional amendments concerning Austria as member of the European Union

Der österreichische Nationalfeiertag wird seit dem Jahr 1965 jährlich am 26. Oktober begangen. Damals wurde der frühere Tag der Fahne in den nunmehrigen Nationalfeiertag umbenannt. Im Jahr 1967 wurde dieser Tag den übrigen gesetzlichen Feiertagen in Österreich gleichgestellt und ist seither arbeitsfrei.

Mei Lan Fang 梅兰芳诞辰115周年

Thursday, October 22, 2009

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Mei Lanfang (simplified Chinese: 梅兰芳; traditional Chinese: 梅蘭芳; pinyin: Méi Lánfāng) (October 22, 1894 – August 8, 1961) was one of the most famous Beijing (Peking) opera artists in modern history, exclusively known for his qingyi roles, a type of dan role. Méi Lánfāng is his stage name, and in Chinese it is generally considered a feminine name. His real name was Méi Lán (simplified Chinese: 梅澜; traditional Chinese: 梅瀾). Mei, Shang Xiaoyun (尚小云), Cheng Yanqiu (程砚秋) and Xun Huisheng (荀慧生) were known as Four Great Dan in the golden era of Peking Opera.


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Edogawa Rampo 江戸川 乱歩

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

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Tarō Hirai (平井 太郎 Hirai Tarō?, October 21, 1894 - July 28, 1965), better known by the pseudonym Edogawa Rampo (江戸川 乱歩 Edogawa Ranpo?, usually romanized as "Edogawa Rampo"), was a Japanese author and critic. He wrote many works of detective fiction. Kogoro Akechi was the primary detective of these novels.
Rampo was an admirer of western mystery writers, and especially of Edgar Allan Poe. His pseudonym is actually a Japanese rendering of Poe's name. Other authors who were special influences on him were Maurice Leblanc and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

江戸川 乱歩(えどがわ らんぽ、正字体:江戸川 亂步、男性、明治27年(1894年)10月21日 - 昭和40年(1965年)7月28日)は、大正から昭和期にかけて主に推理小説を得意とした小説家・推理作家である。また、戦後は推理小説専門の評論家としても健筆を揮った。
本名は平井 太郎(ひらい たろう)。筆名はアメリカの文豪エドガー・アラン・ポーをもじったものである。日本推理作家協会初代理事長。位階は正五位。勲等は勲三等。

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Mikhail Yuryevich Lermontov

Thursday, October 15, 2009

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Mikhail Yuryevich Lermontov (Михаи́л Ю́рьевич Ле́рмонтов Russian), (October 15 [O.S. October 3] 1814 – July 27 [O.S. July 15] 1841), a Russian Romantic writer, poet and painter, sometimes called "the poet of the Caucasus", was the most important Russian poet after Alexander Pushkin's death. His influence on later Russian literature is still felt in modern times, not only through his poetry, but also by his prose. His poetry remains popular in Chechnya, Dagestan, and beyond Russia.

Михаи́л Ю́рьевич Ле́рмонтов (3 (15) октября 1814, Москва — 13 (27) июля 1841, Пятигорск) — русский поэт, прозаик, драматург, художник, офицер.

Polish Teacher's Day

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

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On this day is the anniversary of creation the Commission of National Education, created in 1773 from the initiative of King Stanisław August Poniatowski

Dzień Edukacji Narodowej – polskie święto branżowe oświaty i szkolnictwa wyższego obchodzone 14 października, w rocznicę powstania Komisji Edukacji Narodowej (KEN), utworzonej z inicjatywy króla Stanisława Augusta Poniatowskiego na mocy uchwały Sejmu Rozbiorowego z dnia 14 października 1773 roku.

150 anniversary of Max Havelaar

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

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Max Havelaar: Or the Coffee Auctions of the Dutch Trading Company (Dutch: Max Havelaar, of de koffij-veilingen der Nederlandsche Handel-Maatschappij) is a culturally and socially significant 1860 novel by Multatuli (the pen name of Eduard Douwes Dekker) which was to play a key role in shaping and modifying Dutch colonial policy in the Dutch East Indies in the nineteenth and early twentieth century. In the novel, the protagonist, Max Havelaar, tries to battle against a corrupt government system in Java, which was a Dutch colony at the time.

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Brazilian Children's Day

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In Brazil, Children's Day is celebrated on October 12, coinciding with Our Lady of Aparecida's day, the country's Patron Saint, which is a national holiday.

Canadian Thanksgiving 2009

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Thanksgiving, or Thanksgiving Day (Canadian French: Jour de l'Action de grâce), occurring on the second Monday in October, is an annual Canadian holiday to give thanks at the close of the harvest season. Although the original act of Parliament references God and the holiday is celebrated in churches, the holiday is also celebrated in a secular manner.
On January 31, 1957, the Canadian Parliament proclaimed:
“ A Day of General Thanksgiving to Almighty God for the bountiful harvest with which Canada has been blessed … to be observed on the 2nd Monday in October. ”

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Giuseppe Verdi's Birthday

Sunday, October 11, 2009

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Giuseppe Fortunino Francesco Verdi (Italian pronunciation: [dʒuˈzɛppːe ˈverdi]; October 9 or 10, 1813 – January 27, 1901) was an Italian Romantic composer, mainly of opera. He was one of the most influential composers of the 19th century. His works are frequently performed in opera houses throughout the world and, transcending the boundaries of the genre, some of his themes have long since taken root in popular culture - such as "La donna è mobile" from Rigoletto, "Va, pensiero" (The Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves) from Nabucco, and "Libiamo ne' lieti calici" (The Drinking Song) from La traviata. Although his work was sometimes criticized for using a generally diatonic rather than a chromatic musical idiom and having a tendency toward melodrama, Verdi’s masterworks dominate the standard repertoire a century and a half after their composition.

Korean Hangul Proclamation Day - 한글날

Friday, October 9, 2009

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Hangul Day — also called Hangul Proclamation Day or Korean Alphabet Day — is a Korean national commemorative day marking the invention and the proclamation of hangul (한글), the native alphabet of the Korean language, by King Sejong the Great. It is observed on October 9 in South Korea and on January 15 in North Korea. In North Korea the day is called Chosŏn'gŭl Day.

한글날은 세종대왕이 훈민정음을 반포한 것을 기념하기 위한 날이다. 대한민국에서는 10월 9일이다. 조선민주주의인민공화국에서는 1월 15일에 조선글날을 기념한다.
이 날에 대한민국에서는 국기인 태극기를 단다.

Invention of The Barcode

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

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Google released a barcode logo today, we run the geometric patterns on Android,  not surprisingly, the result found is plain text "Google", please see the image below:

A barcode (also bar code) is an optical machine-readable representation of data. Originally, bar codes represented data in the widths (lines) and the spacings of parallel lines, and may be referred to as linear or 1D (1 dimensional) barcodes or symbologies. They also come in patterns of squares, dots, hexagons and other geometric patterns within images termed 2D (2 dimensional) matrix codes or symbologies. Although 2D systems use symbols other than bars, they are generally referred to as barcodes as well.

Poll - Logo of September

Monday, October 5, 2009

Rio Olympic Games 2016

Sunday, October 4, 2009

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Doodle 4 Google Deutschland

Saturday, October 3, 2009

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Japanese Tsukimi Festival

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Tsukimi (月見), (sometimes written as Otsukimi) literally moon-viewing, refers to Japanese festivals honoring the autumn moon. The celebration of the full moon typically takes place on the 15th day of the eighth month of the traditional Japanese lunisolar calendar; the waxing moon is celebrated on the 13th day of the ninth month. These days normally fall in September and October of the modern solar calendar.

The Tsukimi custom was originally borrowed from the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival. The tradition is now so popular in Japan that some people repeat the activities for several evenings following the appearance of the full moon during the eighth lunisolar month.


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Korean Chuseok

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Chuseok, originally known as Hangawee (한가위) (from archaic Korean for "great middle"), is a major harvest festival and a three-day holiday in Korea celebrated on the 15th day of the 8th month of the lunar calendar. Like many other harvest festivals, notably the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival[1], it is held around the Autumn Equinox. As a celebration of the good harvest, Koreans visit their ancestral hometowns and share a feast of Korean traditional food.

추석(秋夕)은 한가위, 중추, 중추절, 가배일로 부르기도 하며, 음력 8월 15일에 치르는 명절로서 설날 다음으로 한국인에게 전통적으로 깊은 뜻을 지니고 있는 한국의 전통적인 명절이다. 가을 추수를 끝내고 햅쌀과 햇과일로 조상들께 감사의 마음으로 차례를 지내며, 특히 송편은 추석에 먹는 별미로 들 수 있다. 추석에는 고향을 방문하는 전통이 있다. 이때문에 전국민의 75%가 고향을 방문하여 추석이 되면 전국의 고속도로가 정체되고 열차표가 매진되는데, 이러한 현상을 '민족대이동'이라 부르기도 한다.
대한민국에서는 추석 전날과 다음날까지 3일이 공휴일이다. 단, 일요일이 연휴와 겹치더라도 공휴일이 연장되지 않는다.

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Mid Autumn Day 中秋节

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The Mid-Autumn Festival, also known as the Moon Festival, or in Chinese, Zhongqiu Jie (traditional Chinese: 中秋節), is a popular harvest festival celebrated by Chinese people, Japanese people (Tsukimi festival in Japanese), Koreans (Chuseok festival in Korean), and Vietnamese people (even though they celebrate it differently), dating back over 3,000 years to moon worship in China's Shang Dynasty. It was first called Zhongqiu Jie (literally "Mid-Autumn Festival") in the Zhou Dynasty. In Malaysia, Singapore, and the Philippines, it is also sometimes referred to as the Lantern Festival or Mooncake Festival.

The Mid-Autumn Festival is held on the 15th day of the eighth month in the Chinese calendar, which is usually around late September or early October in the Gregorian calendar. It is a date that parallels the autumn and spring Equinoxes of the solar calendar, when the moon is supposedly at its fullest and roundest.


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Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi's Birthday

Friday, October 2, 2009

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Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (Gujarati: મોહનદાસ કરમચંદ ગાંધી, pronounced [moːɦənˈdaːs kəɾəmˈtʂənd ˈɡaːndʱiː] ( listen); 2 October 1869 – 30 January 1948) was the pre-eminent political and spiritual leader of India during the Indian independence movement. He was the pioneer of satyagraha—resistance to tyranny through mass civil disobedience, firmly founded upon ahimsa or total non-violence—which led India to independence and has inspired movements for civil rights and freedom across the world. Gandhi is commonly known around the world as Mahatma Gandhi (Sanskrit: महात्मा mahātmā or 'Great Soul', a honorific first applied to him by Rabindranath Tagore), and in India also as Bapu (Gujarati: બાપુ bāpu or 'Father'). He is officially honoured in India as the Father of the Nation; his birthday, 2 October, is commemorated there as Gandhi Jayanti, a national holiday, and worldwide as the International Day of Non-Violence.

National Day of People's Republic of China

Thursday, October 1, 2009

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The People's Republic of China (PRC) (simplified Chinese: 中华人民共和国; traditional Chinese: 中華人民共和國; pinyin: Zhōnghuá Rénmín Gònghéguó listen (help·info)), commonly known as China, is the largest country in East Asia and the most populous in the world with over 1.3 billion people, approximately one-fifth of the world's population. It is a socialist republic (specifically a people's democratic dictatorship according to its constitution) ruled by the Communist Party of China under a single-party system, and has jurisdiction over twenty-two provinces, five autonomous regions (Xinjiang, Inner Mongolia, Tibet, Ningxia, and Guangxi), four municipalities (Beijing, Tianjin, Shanghai, and Chongqing), and two highly autonomous Special Administrative Regions (Hong Kong and Macau). The PRC's capital is Beijing.

Major combat in the Chinese Civil War ended in 1949 with the Communist Party of China in control of mainland China, and the Kuomintang (KMT) retreating to Taiwan. On 1 October 1949, Mao Zedong proclaimed the People's Republic of China. "Communist China" or "Red China" were two of the names of the PRC

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Singapore Children's Day

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October 1 is the day which Singapore officially celebrates Children's Day, a similar event celebrated every year is Youth Day which is celebrated on the first Sunday of July each year. Children in Singapore do not have to attend school on this day.

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