The Events of January 2018
January 1, 2018- Full Wolf Moon
January 6 - Epiphany
The Feast of Epiphany* was celebrated in most European countries on the twelfth day after Christmas. This is one of the oldest Christian feasts and celebrates the visit of the Magi, the first Gentile recognition of Christ. Epiphany or Twelfth Day is observed in many Christian Churches today.
It is traditional to eat a cake with a lucky bean baked in it today. The person that gets the bean in his/her portion is crowned one of the Magi and gets to host the next celebration.
* Epiphany comes from the Greek. It means "appearance" or "manifestation."
January 8, 2018- Last Quarter Moon
January 15, 2018 - Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Birthday
Martin Luther King, Jr. ... Civil rights leader whose vision for America was the equality of all people regardless of their religious beliefs or the color of their skin. While studying theology at both the Crozer Theological Seminary and Boston University, King developed a profound interest in Mahatma Gandhi’s nonviolent strategy to elicit social change. In 1955, after Rosa Parks refused to adhere to the segregation rules on buses, King was elected President of the Montgomery Improvement Association. His brilliant oratorical skills and overwhelming passion for the cause resulted in King founding the Southern Christian Leadership Conference in 1957. After countless demonstrations and bitter opposition, King gave one of the most moving speeches in American History, "I Have A Dream," at the March on Washington on August 28, 1963. King was assassinated on April 4, 1968. His name will be between the lips of men forever.
"I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality."
-- Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.,
"Nobel Prize Acceptance Speech,"
December 10, 1964.
January 16, 2018- New Moon
What's going on in Active Worlds?
Jan 12th, - TGIF will be at OklahomaTraveler's Fun Park - in AWReunion (11:30pm vrt)..
Join us for some Carnival fun with rides and games, Dances and Great music
with virlands Radio, Join us for the Fun ;)
January 17, 2018- Benjamin Franklin's Birthday
Do not squander time,
for that's the stuff
life is made of.
-- Benjamin Franklin, American
January 24, 2018- First Quarter Moon
January 31, 2018 - Full Old Moon
[Also commonly called a "Blue Moon"]