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« Topic Start: February 24, 2009, 12:55:30 pm »

So does anyone here have any spiritual or religious place for Leap Day (it is a Leap Year this year)? Is it particularly special to you? Do you do anything to a particular god on this day? Why or why not?

Or is it just a day like any other? Smiley


Personally, as a Dionysiac I'd have to say that any day in the year that is intercalendary seems auspicious and special to Dionysos.
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« Reply #1: February 24, 2009, 04:55:16 pm »


It was a leap year last year, in '08. This year, no. (Unless that was a Randallism and I misread it anyway...)

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« Reply #2: February 24, 2009, 04:58:29 pm »

So does anyone here have any spiritual or religious place for Leap Day (it is a Leap Year this year)? Is it particularly special to you? Do you do anything to a particular god on this day? Why or why not?

Or is it just a day like any other? Smiley


Personally, as a Dionysiac I'd have to say that any day in the year that is intercalendary seems auspicious and special to Dionysos.

Umm... 2009 is not a leap year.

And no, nothing special.  It is just a day that keeps other days in the correct spot (otherwise days like solstice would be shifting around).
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« Reply #3: February 24, 2009, 04:59:31 pm »

Do you do anything to a particular god on this day?

Tickle him?  Pull his ears?  Rub his belly? Cheesy

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« Reply #4: February 24, 2009, 08:47:17 pm »

It was a leap year last year, in '08. This year, no. (Unless that was a Randallism and I misread it anyway...)



Er, oops. I think I'm behind a year.  Tongue

Still curious to see though if people treat this with any religious or spiritual significance. Smiley
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« Reply #5: February 24, 2009, 11:17:34 pm »

Tickle him?  Pull his ears?  Rub his belly? Cheesy
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If I only did that once a year (much less once every four years), he'd be sulky.

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« Reply #6: February 25, 2009, 11:27:57 am »

Still curious to see though if people treat this with any religious or spiritual significance. Smiley

Not for me.  My spiritual calendar is based astronomical events (solstices and equinoxes specifically), not the man-made calendar system.

Of course, I'm up for any excuse to party.  It just wouldn't be a religious party.   Grin
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