Monday, June 05, 2006

Whit Monday

*since I haven't been inside a church in our town, I'm cheating with a shot I took inside St.Stephen Basilica, Budapest*
Today is Whit Monday* which again is something new to me. I understand the day is a holiday in much of Europe. For me, it's just a holiday without any tradition to adhere to except that I was told not to do washing on Sunday and Monday (???). Do you celebrate the day? What's your tradition on this occasion?

*In case you have no idea, Whit Monday is the following Monday after the Pentecost (seven weeks after Easter Sunday) .

17 comments:

maiylah said...

wonderful shot, Kris!!
i don't think we have that tradition... no washing? hmmm..i wonder why. interesting. :)

Nuno said...

Never heard nothing about it, is this an Eastern Orthodox church tradition?

Kris said...

maiylah : perhaps its a superstition? .. am really not sure either :D

nuno : i did check in wiki, read here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pentecost

bob said...

Lovely shot. It's a public holiday here too although no one knows why

Nicolas said...

I wish it was a holiday - no chance of that! I need to suggest this very important day to our politicians! ;)

Lisi said...

Great shot, Kris...I've tried many times in European cathedrals but never got the details as well as you did...beautiful!

Marcie said...

Really pretty picture!

Natalie said...

hmm...I had never heard of it until reading your post.

luggi-foeger said...

Nice shot!

ps You asked to see the tops, and today I'm showing the tops.

Carlos Lorenzo said...

It is a holiday just in Barcelona city and not in neighbouring towns. If there is a tradition I ignore it. Your cathedral shot is amazingly good.

Sarah B said...

Unfamiliar with the holiday, but beautiful photo!

Felicia said...

Nice warm photo in contrast to yesterday, it's beautiful!

Kris said...

I see that the holiday is new to most of us.. heheh,as long as it's holiday, it's good thing :D

Thank you all for dropping by :)

Johanna Lam said...

Great photo!
About the washing: in Holland we've got that too. Since its a religious celebrating of the coming of the holy spirit in the world after Christ going to heaven on Easter it's like all sundays: no working on the day of the Lord they say out here.
Groet, Johanna

Kris said...

thanks Johanna for the explanation, that clear my question :)

Lucy said...

Amazing color and beautiful composition. I think the new format really brings out your work...

p said...

wow - what an amazing picture... really beautiful.

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