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Quo vadis cruel world!?

Freitag, April 16th, 2021

Riesiger Adventkranz in Mariazell

Montag, November 30th, 2020

Zum 21. Mal ziert der weltweit größte hängende Adventkranz auch im Jahr der CoV-Pandemie das Ortsbild von Mariazell. Zahlreiche Gärtner steckten vier Tage lang Nordmanntannen in den Kranz, der einen Durchmesser von 12 Metern hat.

Mariazeller Advent

Dear Sirs and Madames,

Originally, the decision to hold a shortened Advent in Mariazell should have been made on November 16, 2020 after the federal government’s first evaluation of the current measures.

Due to the currently rapidly increasing number of infections, timely relaxation is no longer to be expected and holding the Advent market – despite the prevention concept – would not be feasible or simply irresponsible.

The organizer and the shareholders of Mariazeller Land GmbH with the municipality of Mariazell, the Mariazeller Land Tourist Association and the Mitterbach municipality agree that the highest and most important good is the health of all participants, guests and of course the Mariazellerinnen and Mariazeller.

That is why it was unanimously decided on Saturday, November 7th, 2020 not to carry out the Mariazeller Advent with the Advent market in its original form.

What remains, however, is the unique Advent atmosphere in the face of the Mariazell basilica, without the hustle and bustle, but with a contemplative focus for the whole family – an Advent like back then.

I would like to thank everyone involved for the intensive preparatory work and the efforts that have been made to ensure a positive implementation.

Andreas Schweiger, GF Mariazeller Land GmbH


Freitag, Mai 29th, 2020


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Freitag, April 3rd, 2020

Easter is a Christian holiday. It celebrates the Resurrection or return to life of Jesus Christ. Easter is celebrated on the Sunday after the fourth full moon following Christmas. Easter is the end of a season in the church called LENT. In the USA and other parts of the English-speaking world, Lent is the season after MARDI GRAS. Mardi Gras means „Fat Tuesday“ and is the last day before Lent. The Lenten season begins with ASH WEDNESDAY. Traditionally people gave up eating meat for Lent. The world CARNIVAL comes from this tradition (carne = meat). Even today many people try to give up a bad habit for Lent. Lent lasts for forty days (the Sundays of Lent are nor counted). The Sunday before Easter is PALM SUNDAY. On the Thursday after Palm Sunday (Holy Thursday), Jesus and hos disciples ate supper together. This is called the LAST SUPPER. Jusus Christ was crucified or killed on a cross the next day. The day of the crucifixion is now known as GOOD FRIDAY.
After Jesus Christ died he was buried. His followers were very sad about his death and went to the place where he had been buried to mourn him. When they got there he was gone. They believed that he had gone directly to heaven to be with God, his father. This resurrection is celebrated on Easter.
Shrove Tuesday / Pancake Day
Shrove Tuesday is the day before Lent starts on Ash Wednesday. The name Shrove comes from the old middle English word „Shriven“. This word means to go to confession to say sorry for the wrong things you`ve done. Lent always starts on a Wednesday, so people went to confession on the day before. The other name for this day, Pancake Day, comes from the old English custom of using up all the fattening ingredients in the house before Lent, so that people were ready to fast during Lent. The fattening ingredients that most people had in their houses in those days were eggs and milk. A very simple recipe to use up these ingredients was to mix them with some flour and make pancakes! The custom of making pancakes still continues today. In many U.K. towns and villages pancake races (where people race with a frying pan while tossing a pancake in it) and pancake tossing competitions are held on Shrove Tuesday. In other countries Shrove Tuesday is known as „Mardi Gras“. This means „Fat Tuesday“ in French and also comes from the idea of using up food before Lent.
Hot cross buns
Hot cross buns, now eaten throughout the Easter season, were first baked in England to be served on Good Friday. These small, lighty sweet yeast buns contain raisins or currants and sometimes chopped candied fruit. Before baking, a cross is slashed in the top of the bun. After baking, a confectioners`sugar icing is used to fil the cross.

Thanks and greetings  to c.p.

Some Christmas Facts

Freitag, Dezember 21st, 2012

a) In A.D. 350 Pope Julius I, bishop of Rome, proclaimed December 25 the official celebration date for the birthday of Christ.

b) The song „White Christmas“ is the most-selling Christmas single of all time.

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Thanksgiving in the United States

Donnerstag, November 29th, 2012

Thanksgiving is a special holiday in the United States because it brings all Americans together.

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Dienstag, September 11th, 2012

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The Husband

Montag, Juli 11th, 2011

A woman was sipping a glass of wine
sitting on the patio with her husband and she says, „I love you so much, I don’t know how I could ever live without you…“

Her husband asks,
„Is that you or the wine talking?“

She replies,
„It’s me… talking to the wine.“

Only great minds can read this

Mittwoch, Mai 18th, 2011

This is weird, but interesting!

If  you can raed this, you have a sgtrane mnid,  too.

Can   you raed this? Olny 55 plepoe out of 100   can. I cdnuolt blveiee that I cluod   aulaclty uesdnatnrd what I was rdanieg.  The  phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid,  aoccdrnig to  a rscheearch at Cmabrigde  Uinervtisy, it dseno’t  mtaetr in what  oerdr the ltteres in a word are,  the olny  iproamtnt tihng is that the frsit and  last  ltteer be in the rghit pclae. The rset can   be a taotl mses and you can still raed it   whotuit a pboerlm. This is bcuseae the  huamn  mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by  istlef, but  the word as a wlohe. Azanmig  huh? Yaeh and I  awlyas tghuhot slpeling  was ipmorantt! If you  can raed this  forwrad it.

Short  Neurological  Test

1-  Find the C below..  Please do not use any cursor help.


2-  If you already found the C, now find the 6 below.


3-  Now find the N below.. It’s a little more difficult.


This is NOT a joke. If you were able to pass these 3  tests, you can cancel your annual visit to your  neurologist. Your brain is great and you’re far from having a close relationship with Alzheimer..


Men can fix anything?

Donnerstag, Februar 24th, 2011

Don`t have a spoon?

I can fix that!

fix 1

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