22 December 2006

Lighting the menorah under California flora

Well, not really, more like "through heavy Dubin fog", which while more accurate, doesn't rhyme as well. Tonight is the last night of Hanukkah, yesterday was the Winter Solstice, and Crimbo is just around the corner. Winter is great because there are so many cool holidays that coincide, so almost everyone is in a happy place.

As I walked through town during the week I came across the lighting of the National Menorah (pictured above) and while I was surprised to find that there was, in fact, a National Menorah, it was great to see a public recognition by the city of non-Christian festivals.

I look forward tomorrow to the raising of the National Festivus Pole, before a hearty night of 'Airing of Grievances'.



At 6:29 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love the architecture of the building in your pictures. Also, the lamps give it character.

At 6:44 pm, Blogger Unkie Dave said...

Cheers! the Menorah stands in front of the Mansion House in Dublin, home of the Lord Mayor. There's a short article on it on Wikipedia:

At 7:14 pm, Blogger timothy paul yenter said...

There is a large menorah on the New Haven green. Has that always been there? There is also a nativity display nearby with a sign that states that the exhibit is privately owned and furnished, and (despite the fact that it is displayed at a public park) is in fact a private exhibition. So if I built a private home on public land, I guess it's okay as long as I put up a sign?


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