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.”

  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… 🙂