Wednesday, March 30, 2016

1874



they define morning
these birds
each
with its peculiar song



their joyful songs
baptist bells ring out -
nineteen ninety six

© gillena cox 2016

The shouter baptists, who professed their religious codes at street corners, were ridiculed scorned and harassed, until 1951 when the law stated it was Okay for them to freely practice their religious rites and much later, in 1996, Spiritual Shouter Baptist Liberation Day was declared a public holiday here


Today is Spiritual Shouter Baptist Day
in Trinidad and Tobago
Happy Holiday from Lunch Break

Revisit

Happy Holiday 2009
Happy Holiday 2011
Happy Holiday 2014


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Susan, prompting today, informs us: Because this is a Leap Year, March 30th is the 90th day of the year
Midweek Motif ~ Ninety / The Nineties

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20 Comments:

Blogger Susan said...

Bells of liberation sure do diversify voices. Lovely!

11:14 AM  
Blogger Sanaa Rizvi said...

Profound write :)

Lots of love,
Sanaa

11:24 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for dropping in Susan

much love...

1:05 PM  
Blogger Sherry Blue Sky said...

Well that is some interesting information I had not heard before. Thanks, Gillena. Made me smile.

1:39 PM  
Blogger Myrna R. said...

Thanks for the joyous music. Interesting about this holiday. Teaches me something about religious freedom. Hope you have a lovely day.

3:42 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Glad you dropped by Sherry

Much love...

3:51 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thanks Myrna

Much love...

3:52 PM  
Blogger Old Egg said...

Well that was a joyful start to my morning Gillena.

4:24 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Glad you dropped in Robin

Much love...

7:00 PM  
OpenID thotpurge said...

each with their peculiar song... indeed they do define morning!

12:44 AM  
Blogger Sumana Roy said...

Love the touch of history here...liberating indeed....

2:29 AM  
Blogger Jae Rose said...

A fine remembrance - and for me a lesson in something new - thank you!

6:44 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Happy you dropped in Thotpurge

much love...

7:26 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for your appreciation Sumana

much love...

7:26 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thank you for your appreciation Jae

much love...

7:27 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Happy you dropped in Sanaa

much love...

7:29 AM  
Blogger Carrie Van Horn said...

Insightful and beautiful Gillena! :-)

11:22 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thank you Carrie

much love...

6:01 PM  
Blogger Nicholas V said...

It is important for people to live in a society where they can practice whatever their spiritual beliefs dictate as long as they are not harmful to other people. It is mind-boggling to think that some may be persecuted not only if they are not harming anyone, but in many cases they are persecuted even if they are helping others...
A nice tribute, Gillena.

2:42 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thank you for your appreciation Nicholas

Much love...

3:33 AM  

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