Cinco de Mayo (Spanish for “fifth of May”) is a holiday held on May 5. It is celebrated nationwide in the United States and regionally in Mexico, primarily in the state of Puebla. The date is observed in the United States as a celebration of Mexican heritage and pride, and to commemorate the cause of freedom and democracy during the first years of the American Civil War. In the state of Puebla, the date is observed to commemorate the Mexican army’s unlikely victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862, under the leadership of General Ignacio Zaragoza Seguín. Cinco de Mayo is NOT Mexico’s Independence Day, the most important national patriotic holiday in Mexico, which occurs on September 16th. Cinco de Mayo is a holiday that is virtually ignored in Mexico.
There is an interesting story attached to this and I only learend it a few years ago, read the full wikipedia article. I like to tell it as a lot of americans don’t seem to know the exact meaning of this date. It seems to many holidays now-a-days are just commercialized and the meanings have been lost, give it a read.
According to the Canonical gospels, Jesus rose from the dead on the third day after his crucifixion. His resurrection is celebrated on Easter Sunday.
Easter is a moveable feast, meaning it is not fixed in relation to the civil calendar. The First Council of Nicaea (325) established the date of Easter as the first Sunday after the full moon (the Paschal Full Moon) following the March equinox.
BOINC team USA is participating in the annual WCG Challenge again this year.
IBMs World Community Grid was launched on November 16, 2004. To celebrate the projects birthday you are invited to join the World Community Grid 12th Birthday Challenge. The challenge runs from 11/16/2016 through 11/22/2016, and all you need to do to participate is process and return work during the week of the challenge.
USA has been entered in the CRUNCHATHLON GPUGRID [SPECIAL EDITION 7D – RACE XXIV] sponsored by team CRUNCHERS SANS FRONTIERES.
Celibrating the 2nd anniversary of the GPUGrid Crunchathlons this event will run 7 days.
The Challenge runs from 10/15/2016 17:00 UTC through 10/22/2016 17:00 UTC.
SETI.Germany invites all BOINC teams to the SETI@Home Wow!-Event 2016. It takes place from 15th August, 16.00 UTC, until 29th August 2016, 16.00 UTC.
We cordially ask all team leaders to forward the invitation to their team. Information about the Wow! Race 2016, an exciting race concept and a registration form can be found here: http://www.seti-germany.de/Wow/anmeldung.php?&lang=en
SETI.Germany wishes you and your team members much fun with the Wow! Event 2016.