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|Equinox question suggests:||
The Autumnal Equinox, having just occured makes me wonder how other cultures around the world celebrate the changing of the seasons. I know that traditionally, the Japanese marked the spring and fall Equinox with higan, a seven day period in which they remember their ancestors by visiting the family grave, offering flowers and food, burning incense sticks, and praying. The Polish Feast of Greenery involves bringing bouquets and foods for blessing by a priest, then using them for medicine or keeping them until the following years harvest. The Roman celebration of the Fall Equinox was dedicated to Pomona, goddess of fruits and growing things. I would like GP to do a round up of Autumnal Equinox global traditions.
|South American Cancer suggests:||
With this week's announcement of Colombia's Juan Manuel Santos, joining the grim list of Latin American Leaders diagnosed with cancer, it begs the question, are cancer rates in South/Latin America higher than in other parts of the world? If so, why?