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    Quote Originally Posted by Roscoe View Post
    Why do you say "some fictional guy way back when," when you know when it happened - 2021 years ago. And it's not a lie - it's history. It's a story recorded in all the religions of the world
    No it isn't. Matthew, mark, Luke, JOhn all tell a tale and there are differences and contradictions in those tales too. All were written well after this fictional event.

    The Romans, who kept many detailed records of all jews executed (along with others executed etc) have no record of such a person at all.
    Nowhere else is there any record whatsoever of this person, any of it.

    Just because millions of people chose to believe a tale told by those wanting power, and it has persisted for ages, means nothing.

    I could go on.

    Yes I had a tree with my son for xmas. A tree that had it's origins from Germany not some religion in the middle east.
    He still didn't believe in red suit guys bringing gifts. Nor was he deprived.

    And easter, chocolate, he didn't actually like chocolate much, but he got lollies then too. Without tales of rabbits and such
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    We seem to have strayed from the original topic and it has turned into a discussion about religion which, of course, will never be resolved. That has nothing to do with the question I asked: Why don't we have a holiday for Dominion Day? The law firms have the day off, why not the rest of the country?
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    Demise of Dominion Day - A short-lived celebration

    Dominion Day, 26 September, never really took hold in New Zealand. Wellington was one of the few places that kept up ceremonies after 1907.

    In 1908 over 20,000 people went to the Wellington suburb of Newtown to watch a parade and see 5000 children form a living flag. Parliament Buildings were lit up as they had been the previous year.

    Elsewhere, the day passed with little fanfare after 1907, especially in centres distant from the capital. In Dunedin, government agencies and banks closed, the garrison paraded and schoolchildren saluted the flag. Although ships in port flew flags or raised bunting, ‘the display, taken all round, was rather a meagre one’, according to the local paper.

    During the 1910s, politicians and diplomats still made occasional speeches, but Dominion Day faded away as a public event. The Public Holidays Act 1910 'Mondayised' the day, so it was marked on the Monday closest to 26 September rather than the actual date.

    William Massey, who had not supported the change to dominion status, did nothing to promote Dominion Day after becoming prime minister in 1912. The day was marked mainly by the closure of government departments, law offices and banks, but that gradually fell out of favour. In schools, however, children still held ceremonies, such as saluting the flag.
    Why did Dominion Day not catch on?

    There are a range of reasons why Dominion Day never really caught on in New Zealand. Some people thought there were enough public holidays already. Empire Day (24 May) and Labour Day (late October) were more popular.

    Some blamed the unreliable early spring weather. Others complained that the day was not made a paid holiday, except briefly for a privileged few. Still others blamed the weak sense of nationalism – ‘“independence in our time” is not the cry of the British loyalists today’ was written in the Evening Post in 1907. For most people, though, there was no strong emotional attachment to the day: nothing tangible had happened with the shift from colony to dominion status.

    https://nzhistory.govt.nz/politics/d...f-dominion-day

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    Bevy - that's all very fine, but don't give the impression it's all your own - anyone can copy and paste.
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    And remember we are getting a new day off this year! Yay, an extra one and at a good time of year (to break up that patch)
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    He provided a link to the pages where he got the info from.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roscoe View Post
    Bevy - that's all very fine, but don't give the impression it's all your own - anyone can copy and paste.
    wrong again...,. use your eyes!

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    too many holidays allready.

    We should get rid of Queens bday hol & replace it with something more relevant .
    America's Cup day .
    Last edited by 1101; 09-02-2021 at 11:44 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by piroska View Post
    And remember we are getting a new day off this year! Yay, an extra one and at a good time of year (to break up that patch)
    First one is next year, and only 2 or 3 weeks after Queen's Birthday

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    Quote Originally Posted by zqwerty View Post
    He provided a link to the pages where he got the info from.
    Absolutely. We have too many plagiarists on this site - and bevy121 is not one of them
    Last edited by WalOne; 09-02-2021 at 12:59 PM.
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