11th October

1982 Mary Rose salvaged – now at Portsmouth.

General Pulaski Memorial Day (a Polish-American who died fighting the Brits during the Revolution)

Old Michaelmas Day (don’t pick blackberries after this date cos the devil’s spat on them)

Macedonia Revolution Day – see 2nd August

Ashura (2016) – on this day Shi’a Muslims grieve the martyrdom of the Prophet Mohammed’s grandson, Husayn ibn Ali, who died in battle against Yazid I, who was changing the teachings of Islam.  Sunni Muslims celebrate it as a moment that gave Islam new meaning. It is the 10th day of Muharram, which is a sacred month in which Muslims cease any fighting. In Turkey they make Ashure, Noah’s pudding, celebrating something entirely different (Noah’s landing on Mount Ararat) and confusing everybody.

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