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Daemon
Posted: Tuesday, January 7, 2014 12:00:00 AM
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Ganna

The Christmas celebration in Ethiopia (observing the Coptic Orthodox calendar), which is officially called Leddat, is more popularly known as Ganna, after the game that is traditionally played on this day by boys, young men, and occasionally elders. According to legend, the shepherds were so happy when they heard about the birth of Jesus that they used their hooked staffs to play ganna—a game similar to field hockey. Pilgrims gather in the spectacular medieval churches in Lalibela for services, music, and food. More...
Absurdicuss
Posted: Tuesday, January 7, 2014 9:38:56 PM
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So the birth of the Christ is responsible for modern hockey. What a crazy world. The Vatican should field a team.
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Posted: Wednesday, January 8, 2014 7:50:25 PM

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