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Lizard
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Back in the early 70's we use to celebrate Oct 25th as the official end of Hurricane season. Does anyone know when they, and who changed it to the end of Nov. I assume NOAA did but I really don't know.

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Topic starter Posted : September 13, 2007 9:54 pm
East Ender
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Liz: Hurricane Thanksgiving Day is/was the third Monday in October. I believe it was one of the legal holidays sacrificed a few years ago. Do you think that is what you are remembering?

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Posted : September 13, 2007 10:20 pm
Lizard
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EE,
It was alway's Oct 25th and specifically for end of Hurricane season.

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Topic starter Posted : September 13, 2007 10:24 pm
Lizard
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EE,
The more research I do, the more it looks like your correct. Buzzle.com Say's the Virgin Islands observe a Thanksgiving Day on Oct 25 to rejoice the end of the Hurricane season. Encyclopedia Britannica online Say's the Virgin Islands celebrate a local thanksgiving day Oct 25 at the traditional end of hurricane season. I think that was my problem, I never called it thanksgiving day but in the early 70's I was drinking 151 rum. So why did we sacrifice that day?

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Topic starter Posted : September 13, 2007 11:22 pm
beachy
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There's still a hurricane supplication day--at the beginning of the season, a please don't come sort of thought...and a hurricane thanksgiving day--that we got through and are still alive, whether or not there were any storms. They used to both, i believe, be official gov't holidays--part of the 29+. They got removed in one of the cost-cutting labor agreements, but are still events, and are usually marked/observed at the various churches etc. Just cause it's not an official gov't day off work doesn't make the "holiday" go away, but many became much less observant when they weren't getting a day off work.

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Posted : September 14, 2007 12:46 am
Linda J
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November can be plenty wet. The first year we lived on STX, November 2003, it rained more than 20 inches in 2 weeks.

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Posted : September 14, 2007 8:40 am
East Ender
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Beachy: I didn't mean any disrespect. But I believe that probably Lizzie is right- that both Hurricane Supplication and Thanksgiving Days were specific calendar days but went the way of Three Day Weekend Holidays and sent to a specific Monday. As I said, they are no longer LEGAL (government) holidays., buy they are remembered in churches. Some of the prayers are incredibly beautiful.

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Posted : September 14, 2007 12:00 pm
Lizard
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Beachy & East Ender,
Thanks for the input, now I Know what happened.

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Topic starter Posted : September 14, 2007 10:26 pm
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