Sunday, August 17, 2008

The 229th day of 2008

My tribute to trivia: just a thought.
Am I the only one who has noticed how significant this day was?

  • Laylat ul Bara'ah - Laylat ul Bara'ah is Arabic for "the Night of Freedom from Fire." It occurs on the night between the 14th and 15th of Sha'ban. It is considered a night when Muslims are graced with Divine Mercy and blessings. The night is spent in the recitation of the Qur'an and special prayers as well as visiting the deceased. (Thanks, Wikipedia.)

  • Raksha Bandhan - a festival celebrated mainly in northern Indian states. Rakhi is a special occasion to celebrate the chaste bond of love between a brother and a sister. (I'm not sure about this one but thanks again, Wikipedia.)

  • Madonna's Birthday - the queen of Pop reaches her half century. Ew, but still significant to a lot of people.

  • Anniversary of the Death of Elvis Presley - 31 years ago The King died naked, fallen off his toilet in a pool of his own vomit. This was the same year Madonna apparently left some or other university to pursue her dance career. God forgive us.

  • Lunar Eclipse - I missed it :(



Anyone want to add to this list?
For a longer more boring one visit this page. Thanks again Wikipedia.

2 comments:

anti-verbose said...

a comment coz GB said SO!!! :P

was a great night :)... saw half the eclipse, got blind, walked into a wall, broke something, you know how it goes :)

cool blog btw :) and AWESOME LINK!!!(yes i added the link bcoz i just want more ppl to click on it(the wikipedia link))

Yaseen said...

Wiki addict!

It's good to know there are other wiki addicts out there. :)