186  How well does the average American know of these holidays or terms such as Mardi Gras, Lent, Ash Wednesday, Palm Sunday, Holy Thursday (or Maundy Thursday), Good Friday, Holy Saturday, and Easter Sunday?  Part I    Wrote: 060219, Posted: 060321

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060228 Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday) Letter   61 & 112 )
060301 Ash Wednesday  Letter   51 & 112, and 114   Lent begins
Photos
Ash Wed. Fat Tues.(or Mardi Gras)
Holy Week (The week before Easter):
Palm Sunday, Holy Thursday (Maundy Thursday) - Last Supper & Wash Feet, Good Friday, Holy Saturday, and Easter Sunday  Letter  51   Easter Photos:  Holy Thursday (Maundy Thursday) - Last Supper & Wash Feet, Good Friday, Holy Saturday, and Easter Sunday


Japanese Zs Q:

Hi Guys,

As usual, I've another Q on American culture.  As you know, late this month, we'll have Mardi Gras, followed by Lent, Ash Wednesday, Palm Sunday, Holy Thursday (or Maundy Thursday), Good Friday, Holy Saturday, and Easter Sunday.  How well does the average American know these holidays or terms?  I guess everybody knows of Good Friday and Easter.  Please let me know your views when you get a chance.  Thx.    Z  060215


American Ls View:
I think you are right, just about everyone knows of Easter and most people know of Good Friday and Mardi Gras. I believe over half of Americans know of Ash Wednesday and Palm Sunday. The least known about would be Holy Thursday and Holy Saturday. L 060216

American Os View:
I'll assign a number from 1-10 for each, where 1 is unknown and 10 means everyone knows or should know something about it.  These are my impressions."   O   060219

Mardi Gras -- 9

Lent -- 8

Ash Wednesday -- 5

Palm Sunday -- 6

Holy Thursday -- 3

Good Friday -- 7

Holy Saturday -- 3

Easter Sunday -- 10


For more info on Os comments, see our Letter 187


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