DAY OF THE DEAD or INVENTOR'S DAY ?
Posted November 1st, 2013
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Each coin has tow sides; you follow the one you look at or is visible to you. Similarly all things have two facets; It's on us what we beleive and follow. Read two unique and important beleifs, and follow the one that takes you ahead in the future.


 


Day of the Dead (Spanish: Día de Muertos) is a Mexican holiday celebrated throughout Mexico and around the world in other cultures. The holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died.


 


The festivities were dedicated to the goddess known as the"Lady of the Dead", corresponding to the modern Catrina.


 


The celebration takes place on October 31, November 1 and November 2, in connection with the Christian triduum of Hallowmas: All Hallows' Eve, All Saints' Day and All Souls' Day.


 



 


Traditions connected with the holiday include building private altars called ofrendas honoring the deceased using sugar skulls, marigolds, and the favorite foods and beveragesof the departed and visiting graves with these as gifts. They also leave possessions of the deceased.


 



 


Scholars trace the origins of the modern Mexican holiday to indigenous observances dating back hundreds of years and to an Aztec festival dedicated to the goddess Mictecacihuatl.


 


 


In Brazil, Dia de Finados is a public holiday that many Brazilians celebrate by visiting cemeteries and churches.


 


In Spain, there are festivals and parades, and, at the end of the day, people gather at cemeteries and pray for their dead loved ones. Similar observances occur elsewhere in Europe, and similarly themed celebrations appear in many Asian and African cultures.


 


 


Inventors' Day is celebrated in Germany, Austria and Switzerland on November 9.It is a day of the year set aside by a country to recognise the contributions of inventors. Those countries which do recognise an Inventors' Day do so with varying degrees of emphasis and on different days of the year.


 


Austria, Germany and Switzerland


The German-speaking countries Germany, Austria and Switzerland is celebrated onNovember 9, the birthday of the Austrian-born inventor and Hollywood actress Hedy Lamarr whose main invention was the frequency-hopped spread spectrum 1942. This technology is still used in modern bluetooth and wi-fi.


 


Argentina


The Inventors' Day (Spanish: Día del Inventor) in Argentina has been celebrated since 1986 and is held yearly on September 29, the birthday of the inventor of the ballpoint pen, László József Bíró.


 


 


 


The day was proclaimed by Berlin inventor and entrepreneur Gerhard Muthenthaler. According to the website of the organisation it intends to pursue the following goals:



  • Encourage people towards their own ideas and for a change to the better

  • Remind people of forgotten inventors


Hungary 


Hungarian Inventors' Day (Magyar Feltalálók Napja) is celebrated on June 13 in memoriam of Albert Szent-Györgyi who registered his national patent about the synthesized Vitamin C in 1941. It is celebrated by the Association of Hungarian Inventors (MAFE) since 2009.


 


Moldova


Since 1995, the Republic of Moldova has celebrated an Inventors' and Rationalizers' Day annually at the end of June.


 


Thailand


Thailand recognises February 2 as Inventors' Day each year. The Thai Cabinet set this date to commemorate the anniversary of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s allocation of a patent for a slow speed surface aerator on February 2, 1993.


 


United States


Thomas Alva Edison


February 11, the anniversary of the birth of the inventor Thomas Alva Edison, who held over 1,000 patents, as National Inventors' Day.


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