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Lady Day
In the western liturgical year, Lady Day
Lady Day
is the traditional name in some English speaking countries of the Feast of the Annunciation
Feast of the Annunciation
(25 March), known in the 1549 Prayer Book of Edward VI and the 1667 Book of Common Prayer as "The Annunciation
Annunciation
of the (Blessed) Virgin Mary" but more accurately (as currently in the 1997 Calendar of the Church of England) termed "The Annunciation
Annunciation
of our Lord to the Blessed Virgin Mary". It is the first of the four traditional English quarter days. The "Lady" is the Virgin Mary. The term derives from Middle English, when some nouns lost their genitive inflections
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Leonardo Da Vinci
Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci (Italian: [leoˈnardo di ˌsɛr ˈpjɛːro da (v)ˈvintʃi] ( listen); 15 April 1452 – 2 May 1519), more commonly Leonardo da Vinci
Leonardo da Vinci
or simply Leonardo, was an Italian Renaissance
Italian Renaissance
polymath whose areas of interest included invention, painting, sculpting, architecture, science, music, mathematics, engineering, literature, anatomy, geology, astronomy, botany, writing, history, and cartography. He has been variously called the father of palaeontology, ichnology, and architecture, and is widely considered one of the greatest painters of all time
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Uffizi Gallery
The Uffizi
Uffizi
Gallery (Italian: Galleria degli Uffizi, pronounced [ɡalleˈriːa deʎʎ ufˈfittsi]) is a prominent art museum located adjacent to the Piazza della Signoria
Piazza della Signoria
in the Historic Centre of Florence
Florence
in the region of Tuscany, Italy. One of the most important Italian museums, and the most visited, it is also one of the largest and best known in the world, and holds a collection of priceless works, particularly from the period of the Italian Renaissance. After the ruling house of Medici died out, their art collections were gifted to the city of Florence
Florence
under the famous Patto di famiglia negotiated by Anna Maria Luisa, the last Medici heiress. The Uffizi
Uffizi
is one of the first modern museums
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Special
Special
Special
or specials may refer to:Contents1 Music 2 Film and television 3 Other uses 4 See alsoMusic[edit] Special
Special
(album), a 1992
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Journal Of The Royal Statistical Society
The Journal of the Royal Statistical Society
Royal Statistical Society
is a peer-reviewed scientific journal of statistics. It comprises three series and is published by Blackwell Publishing for the Royal Statistical Society.Contents1 History 2 Discussion papers 3 Current series3.1 Journal of the Royal Statistical Society, Series A ( Statistics
Statistics
in Society) 3.2 Journal of the Royal Statistical Society, Series B (Statistical Methodology) 3.3 Journal of the Royal Statistical Society, Series C (Applied Statistics) 3.4 Journal of the Royal Statistical Society, Series D (The Statistician)4 Allied publications 5 References 6 Further reading 7 External linksHistory[edit] Wikisource
Wikisource
has original text related to this article: Journal of the Statistical Society of LondonThe Statistical Society of London was founded in 1834, but would not begin producing a journal for four years
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Sir Gawain And The Green Knight
Sir Gawain
Gawain
and the Green Knight
Green Knight
(Middle English: Sir Gawayn and þe Grene Knyȝt) is a late 14th-century Middle English
Middle English
chivalric romance. It is one of the best known Arthurian
Arthurian
stories, with its plot combining two types of folklore motifs, the beheading game and the exchange of winnings. The Green Knight
Green Knight
is interpreted by some as a representation of the Green Man
Green Man
of folklore and by others as an allusion to Christ. Written in stanzas of alliterative verse, each of which ends in a rhyming bob and wheel,[1] it draws on Welsh, Irish, and English stories, as well as the French chivalric tradition. It is an important example of a chivalric romance, which typically involves a hero who goes on a quest which tests his prowess, and it remains popular to this day in modern English renderings from J
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National Women's Day
National Women's Day
National Women's Day
is a South African public holiday celebrated annually on 9 August
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Mothering Sunday
Mothering Sunday
Mothering Sunday
is a holiday celebrated by Catholic and Protestant Christians in some parts of Europe. It is observed in many parishes of the Church of England, as well as in many Anglican
Anglican
parishes throughout the world, especially in Canada and Australia. It falls on the fourth Sunday in Lent, exactly three weeks before Easter
Easter
Day
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Mother's Day
Mother's Day
Mother's Day
is a celebration honoring the mother of the family, as well as motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society. It is celebrated on various days in many parts of the world, most commonly in the months of March or May. It complements similar celebrations honoring family members, such as Father's Day, Siblings Day, and Grandparents Day. In the United States, celebration of Mother's Day
Mother's Day
began in the early 20th century
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International Women's Day
International Women's Day
International Women's Day
(IWD) is celebrated on March 8 every year.[3] It is a focal point in the movement for women's rights. After the Socialist Party of America
Socialist Party of America
organised a Women's Day on February 28, 1909 in New York, the 1910 International Socialist Woman's Conference suggested a Women's Day be held annually. After women gained suffrage in Soviet Russia
Soviet Russia
in 1917, March 8 became a national holiday there
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Assumption Of Mary
The Assumption of Mary
Assumption of Mary
into Heaven (often shortened to the Assumption and also known as the Feast of Saint Mary the Virgin, Mother of Our Lord Jesus
Jesus
Christ and the Falling Asleep of the B
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Ireland
Ireland
Ireland
(/ˈaɪərlənd/ ( listen); Irish: Éire [ˈeːɾʲə] ( listen); Ulster-Scots: Airlann [ˈɑːrlən]) is an island in the North Atlantic. It is separated from Great Britain
Great Britain
to its east by the North Channel, the Irish Sea, and St George's Channel. Ireland
Ireland
is the third-largest island in Europe. Politically, Ireland
Ireland
is divided between the Republic of Ireland (officially named Ireland), which covers five-sixths of the island, and Northern Ireland, which is part of the United Kingdom. In 2011, the population of Ireland
Ireland
was about 6.6 million, ranking it the second-most populous island in Europe
Europe
after Great Britain
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AD
The terms anno Domini[a][1][2] (AD) and before Christ[b][3][4][5] (BC) are used to label or number years in the Julian and Gregorian calendars. The term anno Domini is Medieval Latin
Medieval Latin
and means "in the year of the Lord",[6] but is often presented using "our Lord" instead of "the Lord",[7][8] taken from the full original phrase "anno Domini nostri Jesu Christi", which translates to "in the year of our Lord Jesus
Jesus
Christ". This calendar era is based on the traditionally reckoned year of the conception or birth of Jesus
Jesus
of Nazareth, with AD counting years from the start of this epoch, and BC denoting years before the start of the era. There is no year zero in this scheme, so the year AD 1 immediately follows the year 1 BC
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Iranian New Year
 Iran  Afghanistan  Albania[1][2]  Azerbaijan   China
China
(by Tajiks
Tajiks
and Turkic peoples)[3]  Georgia[4]  
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Far From The Madding Crowd
464 pages (Harper & Brothers edition, 1912)Preceded by A Pair of Blue EyesFollowed by The Hand of Ethelberta Far from the Madding Crowd
Far from the Madding Crowd
(1874) is Thomas Hardy's fourth novel and his first major literary success. It originally appeared anonymously as a monthly serial in Cornhill Magazine, where it gained a wide readership. The novel is the first to be set in Hardy's fictional region of Wessex in rural south west England. It deals in themes of love, honour and betrayal, against a backdrop of the seemingly idyllic, but often harsh, realities of a farming community in Victorian England
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Tess Of The D'Urbervilles
Tess of the d'Urbervilles: A Pure Woman Faithfully Presented is a novel by Thomas Hardy. It initially appeared in a censored and serialised version, published by the British illustrated newspaper The Graphic in 1891[1] and in book form in 1892
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