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Topic: Observances

In the News (Wed 24 Apr 19)

  The Theory of the Leisure Class:XII
Devout observances are of economic importance as an index of a concomitant variation of temperament, accompanying the predatory habit of mind and so indicating the presence of industrially disserviceable traits.
This observance is designed to augment the prestige of the fact of labor, by the archaic, predatory method of a compulsory abstention from useful effort.
This peculiar sexual differentiation, which tends to delegate devout observances to the women and their children, is due, at least in part, to the fact that the middle-class women are in great measure a (vicarious) leisure class.
xroads.virginia.edu /~HYPER/VEBLEN/chap12.html   (8804 words)

 ADA.org: Oral Health Topics: Health Observances
The ADA's major national health observance is National Children's Dental Health Month, which takes place each February.
The observance began as a one-day event in Cleveland, Ohio, on February 3, 1941.
Local observances often include poster, coloring and essay contests, health fairs, free dental screenings, museum exhibits, classroom presentations and dental office tours.
www.ada.org /public/topics/health_observances.asp   (275 words)

Equal opportunity special/ethnic observances are conducted to enhance cross-cultural awareness among all soldiers, civilian employees and their families.
These observances recognize the achievements and contributions made by members of specific racial, ethnic, or gender groups in our society.
The observances should also promote under-standing, teamwork, harmony, pride and esprit among all groups, not just within the specific group being honored.
www.wood.army.mil /eop/ethnic_observances.htm   (556 words)

 ADJUSTMENT OF WORK SCHEDULES FOR RELIGIOUS OBSERVANCES   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Adjustments of work schedules for religious observances may be approved for an employee who is employed in or under an executive agency, as defined in section 105 of title 5, United States Code.
If an employee is absent when he or she is scheduled to perform work to make up for a planned absence for a religious observance, the employee must take paid leave, request leave without pay, or be charged absent without leave, if appropriate.
If an employee is separated or transferred before using the time set aside for religious observances, any hours not used must be paid at the employees rate of basic pay in effect when the extra hours of work were performed.
www.opm.gov /oca/worksch/html/reli.htm   (349 words)

 The Days of Holy Week
Observances during this week range from daily liturgical services in churches to informal meetings in homes to participate in a Christian version of the Passover Seder.
It is this dimension that is well served by Holy Week observances, as they call us to move behind the joyful celebrations of Palm Sunday and Easter, and focus on the suffering, humiliation, and death that is part of Holy Week.
It is important to place the hope of the Resurrection, the promise of newness and life, against the background of death and endings.
www.cresourcei.org /cyholyweek.html   (2718 words)

 Observances   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Observances is one of the topics in focus at Global Oneness.
Its eight limbs are: yama (self-restraint), niyama (life-regulating moral rules and observances), asana (postures of bodily restfulness), pranayama (breath control), pratyahar (withdrawal of senses), dharana (fixing the mind on the Supreme), dhyana (absorption of self), and samadhi (liberation of the soul).
Bhakti yoga is embodied in Patanjali's Yoga Darshana in the second limb, niyamas (observances), as devotion (Ishvarapranidhana).
www.experiencefestival.com /observances   (1717 words)

 Chaos Monasticism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
The Observances of Monk or Nun of Chaos should not be undertaken for a period of less than one week.
The observances given are to be regarded as a minimum to which further observances may be added at will.
To begin the observances of a Chaoist Monk or Nun the candidate takes an oath over a staff dedicated to magic which is then carried throughout the period of the observances.
www.chaosmatrix.org /library/chaos/rites/monastic.html   (579 words)

 SUMMA THEOLOGICA: Observances practiced in fortune-telling   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
It would seem that observances directed to the purpose of fortune-telling are not unlawful.
Nor do they observe them as signs given by God, since these signs are brought forward, not on divine authority, but rather by human vanity with the cooperation of the malice of the demons, who strive to entangle men's minds with such like trifles.
That men have at first experienced a certain degree of truth in these observances is due to chance.
www.newadvent.org /summa/309603.htm   (425 words)

 Encyclopedia: Annual observances in the USA
This is the list of observances recognized in the United States and no more than two other independent countries.
June 25 is the 176th day of the year (177th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 189 days remaining.
National Catfish Day is a national observance of the United States celebrating the value of farm-raised catfish.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Annual-observances-in-the-USA   (1590 words)

 Easter: History, Meaning and Observances - ReligionFacts.com
Many of the religious observances of this celebration were taken from the Jewish Passover.
Protestant observances also include baptism and the Eucharist (or Lord's Supper), and often a sunrise service (to commemorate Mary Magdalene's arrival at the empty tomb "early, while it was still dark") and special hymns and songs.
Over the centuries, these religious observances have been supplemented by popular customs, many of were incorporated from springtime fertility celebrations of European and Middle Eastern pagan religion.
www.religionfacts.com /christianity/holidays/easter.htm   (1227 words)

 Observances   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Department of Defense (DOD) celebrates eight ethnic observances annually in support of Joint Congressional Resolution, Presidential Proclamation, and achievements of all groups that comprise the society of the United States.
Ethnic Observances are designed to enhance cross-cultural awareness and promote harmony among all military members, their families, and the civilian work force.
The focus of the observance should be directed towards encouraging interaction and not just recognition.
www.campbell.army.mil /eo/Observances.htm   (249 words)

 National holidays observances usa Information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
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holiday.5netlock6.info /farm-holidays-in-tuscany/national-holidays-observances-usa.html   (263 words)

 National Health Observances - healthfinder®
Health observances are days, weeks, or months devoted to promoting particular health concerns.
This planning guide developed by the National Health Information Center lists national health observances, along with the sponsoring organizations and information about supporting materials that will be available.
Individuals can take advantage of the latest health promotion or disease prevention information available about the topic of a health observance to improve their own health or the health of family members as well as volunteer to support locally sponsored events.
www.healthfinder.gov /library/nho   (386 words)

 holidays and observances buddhism religion lifestyle uk
The Buddhist Lent (July to October) is markedfasting and other religious observances.
The Buddhist New Year depends on the countryChinese, Koreans and Vietnamese Buddhist celebrate late January or earlylunar calendar, whilst Tibetan Buddhists usually celebrate about one month There are different Buddhist traditions practised in the Westeach year.
Outer Court The set of rituals and observances that non-initiates and guests may observe or participate in.
www.v8go.co.uk /lifestyle/religion/buddhism/holidays-and-observances.asp   (385 words)

 Holidays And Observances Links   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
A comprehensive library of resources on Buddhism holidays and observances include specifics on the foundation of this faith and practices that define the religion.
Celebrations and observances are combined to bring you hours of informative reading.
Christian observance of religious holidays including the foundation of the Christian calendar, the earliest calendars, and the modern calendar.
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 National holidays observances Information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
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 holidays and observances islam religion lifestyle uk
Some Christians or Muslims refuse to associate with practitioners of traditionalhuman rights groups report that relations between Muslims and Christians, specifically Catholics, have improvedcelebration of the National Day of Peace, Christians and Muslims participated in an ecumenical mass in Yamoussoukro.
(4) Religious observances and religious instruction may be conducted at State or State-aidconducted on an equitable basis; and (b) attendance at such observances or religious instruction is voluntary.
Most Muslims walk around in their CALENDARS AND HOLIDAYS The businessto fix religious observances, is based on a lunar9 or 30 days.
www.v8go.co.uk /lifestyle/religion/islam/holidays-and-observances.asp   (468 words)

 The Five Hundred Essential Japanese Season Words
Observances: Includes sacred and secular holidays and festivals, their associated decorations, clothes, foods, and activities, and "memorial days" (death anniversaries of literary persons).
The list gives specific dates; many festivals are still celebrated according to the lunar calendar, and therefore shift in relation to our Gregorian calendar--moveable feasts.
In the old lunar calendar, the 1st day of the 1st month coincided roughly with the beginning of spring, and hence the New Year's celebrations and observances took place during the first two weeks of spring.
renku.home.att.net /500ESWd.html   (4011 words)

 Buddhist Observances
It includes many observances, some of which are common to all Buddhists while others are characteristic of a particular culture or country.
Through these observances performed individually or a communal acts, the Buddhist venerate and show their appreciation of the Triple Gem(Buddha, Dharma and Sangha)
Similarly, the shrine found in Buddhist homes or temples is a focal point of Buddhist observance.
www.geocities.com /Tokyo/5215/bo.html   (1122 words)

 Secular Holiday Observances
Observance followed by a community discussion and speak out on the moral implications of torture.
Help lighten the congestion at the door on the morning of the observances: send your payments to the WC office ahead of time.
For more information or to volunteer, call The Workmen's Circle office at 617-566-6281, or email us at: circle@workmenscircleboston.org.
www.workmenscircleboston.org /holidays.htm   (142 words)

 Observances: Insights on dates   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Holidays and Observances: Looking at Diversity and Culture Holidays all over the world provide a meaningful theme for student reading, writing, and researching.
Vev~ani, Stru{ko Costumes for religious observance from the village Vevchani...
Jewish Observances and Rituals Daily and Life-Cycle rituals Circumcision (covenant of Abraham) Adulthood: Bat-mitzvah, bar mitzvah Menstrual purification (Mikvah--purification bath) Marriage Death...
easterholidaydates.seifdates.com /observances   (774 words)

 searchtheindex.com- Search Engine and Directory.
Learn about the celebration of holidays and observances from a wide range of cultural and religious heritages.
Explore sites about Islamic holidays and observances including the histories, significance, and meanings of the Eid, Muharram, Ramadan, Mawlid, and other holidays.
Holidays or Observances only in the United States.
www.searchtheindex.com /search-results.php?super=2&catID=24&subcatID=459   (414 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
CHAOS MONASTICISM, by Peter Carroll At any time members of the Pact may elect to follow the observances of the Monks and Nuns of Chaos for as long as it pleases them.
The Greater Observances: 1, Perform the five Lesser Observances.
The extreme Observances: 1, Perform the seven Lesser and Greater Observances.
www.sacred-texts.com /eso/chaos/monastic.txt   (559 words)

 May 2005 Holidays & Observances Calendar, Celebrity Birthdays & More   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
She ran lemonade stands to raise money to fight cancer when she was only 4 years old and helped to raise over $700,000 before she died.
On February 29, 1952, President Harry Truman signed a bill establishing September 17 as Citizenship Day replacing the May observance and moving the date to the one on which the U.S. Constitution was signed in 1787.
Administered annually by the National Association for Health and Fitness, NEHF is a national health observance, created to promote the benefits of physical activity for individuals through their worksites.
www.butlerwebs.com /holidays/may.htm   (3073 words)

 Harmonic Concordance Ceremonies and Celebratiions
" page and contact the person who hosted the presentation as most of them are either hosting an observance, or know of someone who is. And we want to give thanks to those who have put themselves forward as pointpersons for the gatherings listed here.
And too, it is time to shut down our e-mail responses to the many thousands who have contacted us with their wisdom, insights, prayers and questions.
Our official Harmonic Concordance Observance will begin at 7pm, in the Recreation Center of the Countryside Village mobile home community at 10960 Beach Blvd. (Turn South at the Salvation Army Store between Southside Blvd. and St. Johns Bluff and follow the signs to the first recreation hall).
www.harmonicconcordance.com /___ConcordanceCeremonies.htm   (3443 words)

 Holidays And Observances
Welcome to Holidays And Observances, a place where history and tradition from around the world come together.
Graduation Day is a special observance filled with honor, hope, and some anxiety.
It's a celebration that often means gifts and cards for the graduate.
www.suite101.com /welcome.cfm/holidays_observances   (218 words)

 Special Observances 2003   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Special/National Observances are conducted throughout the year to enhance cross-cultural awareness among all military members, their families, and the civilian work force.
These events and activities are set aside to recognize the achievements and contributions made by members of our diverse society.
HRO Bulletins - Provides additional information on Special Observances.
www.cnrsw.navy.mil /hrocnrsw/special_observances_2003.htm   (100 words)

Execution of legal process; banks may transact business; bank holidays; optional observance of Saturdays and certain Mondays by banks.
When Monday a holiday; validity of acts on Saturday afternoon and certain holidays; option of banks as to keeping open.
Birthday of William Penn; observance on October 24.
members.aol.com /StatutesP1/44.html   (243 words)

 LunaNiña.com | Public Health Observances   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
This is a partial list of health observances.
For the complete list, visit the National Health Information Center's web site.
Source: 2002 National Health Observances, National Health Information Center, Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC.
www.lunanina.com /observances.php   (199 words)

 2005 Holidays and Observances   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
There are many days to celebrate in 2005 – some with gifts, cards,
e-cards, and parties; some with family gatherings, religious observances, or just a smile.
The observance of Jewish and Muslim holidays begins at sunset of the previous day.
pressroom.hallmark.com /2005_holidays.html   (65 words)

 Observances   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
This calendar is designed to help busy health care professionals plan for the many important health observances days, weeks and months throughout the year.
We have selected a variety of health observance days to include in the list below.
The complete calendar includes a description of each observance and contact information for each organization.
www.wvha.com /education/contents/observances   (437 words)

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