SEPTEMBER 1st HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
Orthodox Christian NEW YEAR. New Mexico: FEAST OF THE HERMIT.
Mexico: FEAST OF MACUILXOCHITL, the Five Flower God.
ALSO ON SEPTEMBER 1st IN HISTORY…
1807 — Former U.S. Vice-President Aaron Burr is acquitted of treason.
1864 — Irish patriot Roger Casement born, Sandycove, near Dublin, Ireland.
1875 — “Tarzan” writer Edgar Rice Burroughs born, Chicago, Illinois.
1914 — Last passenger pigeon dies in U.S. at age 12.
1979 — Pioneer 11 flies past Saturn.
1983 — Errant Korean Airlines flight 007 shot down by Soviets.
JULY 11, 2009 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
*Tibet: Monks of Choni Lamasery perform ”The Old Dance” in costumes and masks dating back to Manchu dynasty, representing all the demons of Buddhist hell.
* Bodmin, Wales: The Bodmin Riding.