We'd have been better able to give a Whit if we hadn't been in such a HoliDAZE

by Michael S. Kaplan, published on 2008/05/14 03:01 -04:00, original URI: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/michkap/archive/2008/05/14/8500866.aspx

I can't help feeling that Outlook HoliDAZE thing again (and I just added that word to my spell-checking dictionary -- I think we've not seen the last of this!).

So this last Monday was Whit Monday for some people, as Outlook let me know:


Okay, that takes care of the Roman Catholics. How about the Eastern Orthodox?

Now we don't have to totally panic here. As Wikipedia describes:

In the Eastern Orthodox Church Whit Monday is known as "Monday of the Holy Spirit" or "Day of the Holy Spirit" and is the first day of the afterfeast of Pentecost, being dedicated specifically to the honor of God the Holy Spirit.

So it looks like they have it for Greece, at least. So not all of the locations are lost here -- just most of them. :-(

Of course it gets a little worse when you look for Whit Friday:

Again I can't help feeling  like calendars in Outlook are once again letting me down here....


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Mihai on 14 May 2008 12:30 PM:

I wonder how "Buddha's birthday" "takes care of the Roman Catholics"


Michael S. Kaplan on 14 May 2008 3:33 PM:

Ah, young grasshopper. Buddha provides!

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