I have to confess to being taken aback by that an US adult, in 2017, would be UNFAMILIAR with the near ubiquitous Chinese Lucky Bamboo EVEN IF they are from New Hampshire.
So, this adds to my collection of classic questions asked by Americans, my all time favorite two being:
- “So Anu, tell me, how do they celebrate the 4th of July in England?” [From a neighbor in Maryland on the 4th in 1985.]
- “This U.K. ‘pound’, is that some kind of currency like the ‘dollar’?” [From a TWA airport counter clerk in Phoenix, Arizona, in 1981.]
Yes, we probably have at least 6 plants in our house — but we are strange.
One thing I did NOT know. It is not a BAMBOO! Neither was it NATIVE to China.
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Hence the widely celebrated holiday of Vesak — which is on the month of May Full Moon.
So celebrating the Buddha’s birthday on April 8th seems strange.
Yes, of course, one could have worked backwards and tried to determine when the Full Moon was in ‘that month’. It would not have been April or May. Those are European creations that make centuries later. So, trying to nail a specific date would be hard and quite ‘hit or miss’.
Big difference between April and May — and a fixed date vs. the Full Moon.
Just wanted to make sure YOU appreciated that April 8th is not universally accepted or celebrated as the Buddha’s birthday. Not by a long chalk.
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It will NOT be just the Nikon Coolpix P900 replacement. Other cameras and lenses too will be announced.
However, after the 1″ DL series fiasco I will not be holding my breath for the new Monster-Zoom. I will get it when it is available BUT I am not going to get too excited beforehand.
I will, of course, keep you posted.