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Friday, April 22, 2011

Good Friday

I am not Jewish but I have respect and admiration for all my Jewish friends. I have fasted on the Jewish fast day many years just to align myself with my friends. I certainly understand the UCO office being closed during the holy days in September.

I do not want to be critical because I know how hard the people in the UCO office work to make life easier for the rest of us in the village.

I am somewhat surprised that today on Good Friday, the holiest day of the year in the Christian calendar, the UCO office is open. I would like to ask that UCO reconsider their policy for future years because not only is the office open, it is open during the most holy hours of the day. Noon to 3 is the time that many Christians go to their churches and remember the reason that they believe.


  1. Mollie:

    I agree with you 100% that UCO
    should honor all religious holy
    days and not single out certain

  2. The Exec board did review holidays and decided on a secular UCO. It is interesting that you observe the religious holidays of your particular friends but every day is someones' religious holiday. Businesses, Seacrest, SWA etc. are working today, having realized they cannot provide all religious holidays to their employees. Are you saying that your 2 chosen religions are more important than the thousand others. That is a slippery slope, I am for a secular UCO.

  3. Good points Elaine, I bow to logic. However in a perfect world, each person would have **** holidays and take the ones that are important to their belief system and work on the ones that aren't. That would allow businesses to stay open and be covered.

  4. Since We are looking for holidays to observe by closing UCO. Please Include my Wiccan Holidays

    Samhain   Hallowe'en 15° Scorpio    Oct 31 Pagan New Year, Honouring the Dead, Cleansing and releasing
    Yule   Christmas Winter Solstice ~ Dec 21 Rebirth, Life triumphs over death
    Bridgid Imbolc Candlemas 15° Aquarius    Feb 2 Purification, Initiation, Dedication
    Eostara Lady Day Easter Spring Equinox ~ Mar 21 Conception, Regeneration, New Beginnings
    Beltane May Day May Day 15° Taurus    May 1 Passion that fuels Life, Joy, Fertility
    Litha Midsummer   Summer Solstice ~ Jun 21 Transition, Planning
    Lammas Lughnasadh First Harvest 15° Leo    Aug 1 Gratitude, Abundance, Fruition
    Mabon   Thanksgiving (Second Harvest) Autumn Equinox ~ Sep 21 Giving thanks, Reflection
    Thanks , Mike

  5. Hi Mike,
    April 22, 2011 8:52 PM,

    Do not forget the observance of The Poon Far!

    Dave Israel

  6. Yes, please keep UCO secular. Religion, political affiliation and sexual orientation are personal choices and should be kept personal, out of the public realm.

  7. According to the March 21 post, Christmas is a UCO holiday, with UCO to be closed on Monday, December 26. How is this a secular holiday?

  8. Have no recollection of the
    XBd reviewing which days
    UCO would observe as Holidays, however, any &
    all religious oriented ones,should be left to the discression of the observer..for before you know it,UCO could cease to function ( someone would find an observance almost daily)

  9. Lanny, Dec 26th is National Whiners Day (how CV-appropriate is that). Xmas could be renamed Mid-Winter All-Purpose PC holiday, it is a Federal holiday and they are all secular I suppose.

  10. Thanks, Dave
    How could I have missed Poon Far?????
    It's Elaine's fault, I look to her for guidance in all spiritual matters and it seems, she has let me down.

  11. Elaine:

    Where do you get your info in
    saying that Dec. 26th is a
    Whiner Day. My son was born on
    Dec. 26th and no way is he a
    Whiner. Ask his new neighbors
    for he just bought a condo here
    at CV and they threw a cookout
    party for him.

  12. This thread has left out the most deserving of secular holidays .. FESTIVUS!

  13. Elaine:

    to call me Nut.


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