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Epiphany — 2 Comments

  1. Vaguely relevant.
    “VALE DE SALGUEIRO, Portugal — The Epiphany celebrations in the Portuguese village of Vale de Salgueiro feature a tradition that each year causes an outcry among outsiders: Parents encouraging their children, some as young as 5, to smoke cigarettes.
    Locals say the practice has been passed down for centuries as part of a celebration of life tied to the Christian Epiphany and the winter solstice — but nobody is sure what it symbolizes or exactly why parents buy the packs of cigarettes for their children and encourage them to take part.”
    https://www.cp24.com/world/kids-encouraged-to-smoke-at-epiphany-celebrations-in-small-portugal-town-1.3748904

  2. Heh! That’s great! We should send that link to ASH and the WHO. They’d have an apoplectic fit!

    Or maybe not – they might send in the storm troopers to wipe out the parents… 🙂