Wednesday, December 1, 2010

New Years Calling Day!

I came across an excellent old tradition today, New Years Calling Day.

I seem to recall that there is a tradition in Russia of visiting friends on New Years, bringing gifts, sharing food, etc.

This is similar, except it is more akin to courting.  A gentleman will make up a list of ladies he would like to call on and drop by, have a bit of a snack, chat a bit and then leave his card.  Mark Twain said that one New Years Calling Day he had about 30 ladies he planned to call on.  However, he enjoyed so much spending time with the first young lady, he "postponed" the others until the next year.  Of course he didn't actually, as he married this young lady soon after.

So maybe we should start this tradition again!  What better way to start a New Year than with Speed Courting!!

A longer explanation.

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