April 23 — Cesar Chavez
Hispanic American migrant farm worker organizer.
APRIL 23, 2009 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
*Old Swabia: St. George’s Day. Church bells ring all day long to ward off vampires.
*Corinth: “Green George,” man in a cage of branches, dumped into a stream to ensure good pasturage.
*Bulgaria: Ewes Day Milking is done through a round cake with a hole in the center.
*Turkey: Children’s Day: nationally elected students take over all levels of government.
ALSO ON APRIL 23 IN HISTORY…
1564 — Playwright William Shakespeare born, Stratford-on Avon, England.
1616 — Playwright William Shakespeare dies, Stratford-on Avon, England.
1616 — Novelist Miguel de Cervantes dies, Madrid, Spain.
1850 — Brit Romantic poet William Wordsworth dies, Lake District, England.
1892 — Dada poet Richard Huelsenbeck born, Frenkenau, Germany.
1899 — Vladimir Nabokov born, St. Petersburg, Russia.
1992 — Satyajit Ray, Indian filmmaker dies, Calcutta, India.
1993 — Hispanic American labor leader Cesar Chavez dies, San Luis, Arizona
Excerpted from The 2009 Autonomedia Calendar of Jubilee Saints: Radical Heroes for the New Millennium by James Koehnline and the Autonomedia Collective