Every 15th of March referred as “The Ides of march” and once again we are having it today.
So why is it referred as the IOM?
Once upon a time March was the first month of the Roman calendar. The ancient Romans did not number the days of the month, instead based on 3 phases of the moon. The 3 lunar- phase- markers were named Kalends, Nones and Ides. The Ides indicated the full moon of that month, and being March the first month of the year, the first full moon was called “The Ides of March”. Romans marked the Ides of March with celebrations to welcome the new moon.
But Everything changed on 44 BC Ides of March .
A coup was plotted against Julius Caesar. Emperor of Rome was assassinated on the Ides of March. History would tell you that his best mate Brutus was involved too.
Then came Shakespeare the playwright who quoted “Beware of the Ides of March” in his play “The tragedy of Julius Caesar” (~1599-1623). Since then the day has been scarred as bad omen. Would you classify this as a bad omen? I will let you decide.
140 years ago (1877), the inaugural Test Cricket Match also started on an Ides of March.
It is with our deepest heartfelt sympathy announcing the death of our beloved friend and well known Mr 2016 .
He is survived by 12 wives,52 children and 365 grand children. *Funeral will take place on Saturday 31st December at 23 59 hrs*. For more information contact Mr January on phone number 01 01 2017.
However, his family members have requested to inform that he has died accidentally with *ALL your problems, sickness, disappointment, frustration, untimely death, shame, disgrace, barrenness, discouragement, failure, and rejection.*
Yet, his successor – Mr 2017 asked to inform you that he is going to compensate you with : *Long life, good health, abundant blessings, peace, joy, righteousness, promotion, uplifting & breakthrough.*
Please accept the obituary on behalf of 2016 family. 😣 😓 😧🍃
There were five houses of religion in a small town:
The Presbyterian Church,
The Baptist Church,
The Methodist Church,
The Catholic Church
and The Jewish Synagogue.
Each church and house of prayer was overrun with pesky squirrels.
The Presbyterians called a meeting to decide what to do about the squirrels.After much prayer and consideration they determined that the squirrels were predestined to be there and they shouldn’t interfere with God’s divine will.
In The BAPTIST CHURCH the squirrels had taken up habitation in the baptistery which is a tank for administering baptism by immersion. The deacons met and decided to put a cover on the baptistery and drown the squirrels in it. The squirrels escaped somehow and there were twice as many the next week.
The Methodist Church got together and decided that they were not in a position to harm any of God’s creation. So, they humanely trapped the Squirrels and set them free a few miles outside of town.
Three days later…, the squirrels were back.
The Catholic Church came up with the best and most effective solution.
They baptised the squirrels and registered them as members of the church.
Now they only see them on their weddings, children’s baptism, Christmas and Easter.
The Jewish Synagogue reverted back to old tradition. They caught one squirrel and had a short service with him called circumcision and they haven’t seen a squirrel on the property since.