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WP 1.0 bot announcement[edit]

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Request for comment on Biographies of living people[edit]

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Unreferenced living people articles bot[edit]

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Be careful about the meaning of "holiday"[edit]

I recently updated the Holiday article to mention the fact that in Australia, the word holiday is used only to refer to days which involve time away from work or school for most people. Days such as Valentines Day, Ash Wednesday, Yom Kippur, Halloween, etc, which do not involve time away from work or school, are NOT described as holidays in Australia.

The definition on the Portal:Holidays page implies that the same meaning is used right across the English speaking world. Clearly that is wrong. Unlike the editor(s) who made the original incorrect claim for the whole English speaking world, I don't pretend to know enough about other cultures to be sure about the situation in other places. There could be other places similar to Australia, and there could be other differences. Can I ask that editors take these known and possible differences in meaning into consideration when using the word holiday in articles?

HiLo48 (talk) 20:52, 27 March 2010 (UTC)

Halloween task force[edit]

Consensus has been reached (several months ago) to merge WikiProject Halloween into WikiProject Holidays as a task force similar in scope to the Christmas task force. Unless someone from WP Holidays objects, I'll begin moving the Halloween task force into it's new home. -Mabeenot (talk) 07:19, 21 June 2010 (UTC)

The meaning of the word "holiday"[edit]

In the United States and possibly Canada too, the word holiday means a specific day or days to observe a particular occasion or event. These days include Easter, Christmas, Thanksgiving, Valentines day, etc. To take a break from work, the term "vacation" is used.

In the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand, the word "holiday" is more likely to mean taking a break from work, and the term vacation is not used at all. When you think about it, the American holiday is usually a day off work, so maybe that is the more sensible term.

If you would like more explanation or a nice Australian holiday/vacation, check out http://www.discountreservationsaustralia.com —Preceding unsigned comment added by 121.220.206.4 (talk) 02:48, 29 July 2010 (UTC)

Christmas articles have been selected for the Wikipedia 0.8 release[edit]

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We would like to ask you to review the Christmas articles and revisionIDs we have chosen. Selected articles are marked with a diamond symbol (♦) to the right of each article, and this symbol links to the selected version of each article. If you believe we have included or excluded articles inappropriately, please contact us at Wikipedia talk:Version 0.8 with the details. You may wish to look at your WikiProject's articles with cleanup tags and try to improve any that need work; if you do, please give us the new revisionID at Wikipedia talk:Version 0.8. We would like to complete this consultation period by midnight UTC on Monday, October 11th.

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Holidays articles have been selected for the Wikipedia 0.8 release[edit]

Version 0.8 is a collection of Wikipedia articles selected by the Wikipedia 1.0 team for offline release on USB key, DVD and mobile phone. Articles were selected based on their assessed importance and quality, then article versions (revisionIDs) were chosen for trustworthiness (freedom from vandalism) using an adaptation of the WikiTrust algorithm.

We would like to ask you to review the Holidays articles and revisionIDs we have chosen. Selected articles are marked with a diamond symbol (♦) to the right of each article, and this symbol links to the selected version of each article. If you believe we have included or excluded articles inappropriately, please contact us at Wikipedia talk:Version 0.8 with the details. You may wish to look at your WikiProject's articles with cleanup tags and try to improve any that need work; if you do, please give us the new revisionID at Wikipedia talk:Version 0.8. We would like to complete this consultation period by midnight UTC on Monday, October 11th.

We have greatly streamlined the process since the Version 0.7 release, so we aim to have the collection ready for distribution by the end of October, 2010. As a result, we are planning to distribute the collection much more widely, while continuing to work with groups such as One Laptop per Child and Wikipedia for Schools to extend the reach of Wikipedia worldwide. Please help us, with your WikiProject's feedback!

For the Wikipedia 1.0 editorial team, SelectionBot 23:08, 19 September 2010 (UTC)

WikiProject cleanup listing[edit]

I have created together with Smallman12q a toolserver tool that shows a weekly-updated list of cleanup categories for WikiProjects, that can be used as a replacement for WolterBot and this WikiProject is among those that are already included (because it is a member of Category:WolterBot cleanup listing subscriptions). See the tool's wiki page, this project's listing in one big table or by categories and the index of WikiProjects. Svick (talk) 19:51, 7 November 2010 (UTC)

WP Holidays in the Signpost[edit]

"WikiProject Report" would like to focus on WikiProject Holidays for a Signpost article to be published at the end of November. This is an excellent opportunity to draw attention to your efforts and attract new members to the project. Would you be willing to participate in an interview? If so, here are the questions for the interview. Just add your response below each question and feel free to skip any questions that you don't feel comfortable answering. Have a great day. -Mabeenot (talk) 22:10, 13 November 2010 (UTC)

Baby Jesus theft - AFD[edit]

Just a heads up the article Baby Jesus theft is currently at AFD.--Mo Rock...Monstrous (leech44) 16:22, 16 December 2010 (UTC)

Has wiki been kidnapped?[edit]

I thought this was a forum for truly all of us humans to present our common human information, but I found a political caveat instead. The word Christmas is not of a single origin (just ask yourself why no other European language has the word Christ in their translation of the word Christmas). How come the English Wiki on the word Christmas is totally dominated (dictated) by Anglo-American-Christian mainstream with only showing some easily acceptable sidies, and the page then locked (Wow!). Locking in this case equals caving in politically to one side. Only when all sides are represented, only then do we have a final wiki. District-election thinking is dumb. Wiki is, must and should be proportional; it should show real human nature in its results.

I feel sorry for Jimmy Wales. He probably did not expect his sites to become politically-entrenched niches. Are you interested in what I am talking about in this particular case? Just google 'kerstmas' (choose first on the list). Wiki is broad. Anyone believing wiki should be narrow probably also believes in Santa.


FredrickS (talk) 07:33, 18 December 2010 (UTC)

File:WikiProjectHolidaysCategories.PNG listed for deletion[edit]

A file that you uploaded or altered, File:WikiProjectHolidaysCategories.PNG, has been listed at Wikipedia:Files for deletion. Please see the discussion to see why this is (you may have to search for the title of the image to find its entry), if you are interested in it not being deleted. Thank you. ···日本穣? · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe · Join WikiProject Japan! 08:51, 29 December 2010 (UTC)

Feast of the Hunter's Moon[edit]

We're missing an article about the Feast of the Hunter's Moon. Currently a dab page resides, linking to the calendrical lunar event, and an album. It would be good to convert the dab page into an article, with a hatnote to the album instead. 65.93.12.101 (talk) 14:14, 27 March 2011 (UTC)

Request for input in discussion forum[edit]

Given the closely linked subjects of the various religion, mythology, and philosophy groups, it seems to me that we might benefit from having some sort of regular topical discussion forum to discuss the relevant content. I have put together the beginnings of an outline for such discussion at Wikipedia:WikiProject Religion/2011 meeting, and would very much appreciate the input of any interested editors. I am thinking that it might run over two months, the first of which would be to bring forward and discuss the current state of the content, and the second for perhaps some more focused discussion on what, if any, specific efforts might be taken in the near future. Any and all input is more than welcome. John Carter (talk)

Automated message by Project Messenger Bot from John Carter at 15:44, 5 April 2011

Thanksgiving[edit]

The usage of Thanksgiving is under discussion at Talk:Thanksgiving, with the proposal that US usage should be placed at the primary location. 65.94.45.160 (talk) 10:15, 25 April 2011 (UTC)

Category structure international (mostly) global holidays[edit]

Worker day, Chrismas, flag day, new year, independency day, and most holidays with UN sponsor that are follow in most of the world should be categorizing as it and have a template about --Feroang (talk) 02:45, 2 May 2011 (UTC)

Discussion at Talk:Bonfire Night[edit]

You are invited to join the discussion at Talk:Bonfire Night. Trevj (talk) 11:57, 20 May 2011 (UTC) (Using {{pls}})

Discussion at Talk:Bonfire Night#Requested move[edit]

You are invited to join the discussion at Talk:Bonfire Night#Requested move. Trevj (talk) 23:19, 17 July 2011 (UTC)

Discussion at Talk:Bonfire Night (disambiguation)#Requested move[edit]

You are invited to join the discussion at Talk:Bonfire Night (disambiguation)#Requested move. Trevj (talk) 23:19, 17 July 2011 (UTC)


Old Twelveth Night[edit]

Hi, I have just started a page on Old Twelveth Night, based on my copy of Patricia Morell's book "Festivals and Customs". I would be grateful if any one could expand it. Many thanks, ACEOREVIVED (talk) 22:22, 17 January 2012 (UTC)

The "Loyalty Day" article still contains incorrect information[edit]

As far as I can determine, a Proclamation has been issued every year Here are the proclamation numbers for the "no proclamation" years cited by the article:

1959 proclamation 3282 1960 proclamation 3343 1966 proclamation 3716 1967 proclamation 3745 1968 proclamation 3845 1969 proclamation 3904 1970 proclamation 3975 1971 proclamation 4036 1972 proclamation 4118 1973 proclamation 4201 1974 proclamation 4277

I do not know why the "Presidency Project" footnote 7 in the article is missing these I found all the proclamations mainly in subirectories of www.gpo.gov, but there is no single search I have found that contains all the info, so I have not corrected the article text. 98.14.207.223 (talk) 18:49, 3 May 2012 (UTC)

Proposed MOS for Religion[edit]

There is now a proposed general Manual of Style for Religion and other articles relating to ethoses or belief systems at Wikipedia:WikiProject Religion/Manual of style. Any input would be welcome. I personally believe at least one of the reasons why many articles in this field have been as contentious as they have been is because of lack of such guidelines, and would very much welcome any input from others to help come up with some generally acceptable solutions to some of these problems. John Carter (talk) 21:58, 14 June 2012 (UTC)

Pagemove request[edit]

I have filed a pagemove request on the page White Christmas. You can view it here. Ten Pound Hammer(What did I screw up now?) 02:47, 4 July 2012 (UTC)

GAR[edit]

Christmas tree cultivation, an article that you or your project may be interested in, has been nominated for an individual good article reassessment. If you are interested in the discussion, please participate by adding your comments to the reassessment page. If concerns are not addressed during the review period, the good article status may be removed from the article.--FutureTrillionaire (talk) 20:16, 16 June 2013 (UTC)

Stamp CA 1973 8c Xmas.jpg[edit]

image:Stamp CA 1973 8c Xmas.jpg has been nominated for deletion -- 65.94.79.6 (talk) 04:49, 24 June 2013 (UTC)

"Imlek"[edit]

The usage of Imlek (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views) is under discussion, see Talk:Imlek (company) -- 76.65.128.222 (talk) 04:58, 30 July 2013 (UTC)

One of your project's articles has been featured[edit]

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Hello,
Please note that 420 (cannabis culture), which is within this project's scope, has been selected as one of Today's articles for improvement. The article was scheduled to appear on Wikipedia's Main Page in the "Today's articles for improvement" section for one week, beginning today. Everyone is encouraged to collaborate to improve the article. Thanks, and happy editing!
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Template_talk:Infobox_holiday#Things_to_do[edit]

FYI. -- 签名 sig at 10:38, 6 October 2013 (UTC)

"Veterans Day"[edit]

The usage of Veterans Day (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views) and Veterans Day (disambiguation) (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views) and {la|Veterans Day (United States)}} is under discussion, see talk:Veterans Day (United States) -- 76.65.131.217 (talk) 04:25, 11 October 2013 (UTC)

Naming[edit]

Are these pages suppose to be the official name of the holiday or the common name? We have Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, officially " Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr." and we have Washington's Birthday, which is commonly called President's Day. Why no standard? CTF83! 11:00, 8 November 2013 (UTC)

Christmas controversy Norway and Sweden[edit]

There is a talk page discussion about whether controversy in Norway and Sweden about public schools attending Advent/Christmas masses in Church belongs in the article. As we are currently only two disputans, any input from other users would be appreciated. Regards Iselilja (talk) 14:40, 20 December 2013 (UTC)

Talk:List of Hindu festivals#2014 dates[edit]

Please see above. -- 签名 sig at 09:48, 31 December 2013 (UTC)

Request for help[edit]

I would like to request that the members of WikiProject Holidays please take a look at this discussion, found here: Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Days of the year#Articles for each day of the year. Please let me know if – and how – we can proceed with this? Thanks. Joseph A. Spadaro (talk) 17:32, 4 January 2014 (UTC)

GAR notification[edit]

Freedom from Want (painting), an article that you or your project may be interested in, has been nominated for a community good article reassessment. If you are interested in the discussion, please participate by adding your comments to the reassessment page. If concerns are not addressed during the review period, the good article status may be removed from the article.--TonyTheTiger (T / C / WP:FOUR / WP:CHICAGO / WP:WAWARD) 06:40, 12 January 2014 (UTC)

One of your articles is this week's article for improvement![edit]

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Hello,
Please note that Festival, which is within this project's scope, has been selected as one of Today's articles for improvement. The article was scheduled to appear on Wikipedia's Community portal in the "Today's articles for improvement" section for one week, beginning this past Monday. Everyone is encouraged to collaborate to improve the article. Thanks, and happy editing!
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Wiki Loves Pride 2014[edit]

You are invited to participate in Wiki Loves Pride 2014, a campaign to create and improve LGBT-related content at Wikipedia and its sister projects. The campaign will take place throughout the month of June, culminating with a multinational edit-a-thon on June 21. Meetups are being held in some cities, or you can participate remotely. All constructive edits are welcome in order to contribute to Wikipedia's mission of providing quality, accurate information. Articles related to LGBT holidays and festivities may be of particular interest. You can also upload LGBT-related images by participating in Wikimedia Commons' LGBT-related photo challenge. You are encouraged to share the results of your work here. Happy editing! --Another Believer (Talk) 19:13, 6 June 2014 (UTC)

Leaflet for Wikiproject Holidays at Wikimania 2014[edit]

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Hi all,

My name is Adi Khajuria and I am helping out with Wikimania 2014 in London.

One of our initiatives is to create leaflets to increase the discoverability of various wikimedia projects, and showcase the breadth of activity within wikimedia. Any kind of project can have a physical paper leaflet designed - for free - as a tool to help recruit new contributors. These leaflets will be printed at Wikimania 2014, and the designs can be re-used in the future at other events and locations.

This is particularly aimed at highlighting less discoverable but successful projects, e.g:

• Active Wikiprojects: Wikiproject Medicine, WikiProject Video Games, Wikiproject Film

• Tech projects/Tools, which may be looking for either users or developers.

• Less known major projects: Wikinews, Wikidata, Wikivoyage, etc.

• Wiki Loves Parliaments, Wiki Loves Monuments, Wiki Loves ____

• Wikimedia thematic organisations, Wikiwomen’s Collaborative, The Signpost

The deadline for submissions is 1st July 2014

For more information or to sign up for one for your project, go to:

Project leaflets
Adikhajuria (talk) 12:40, 27 June 2014 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/Freedom from Want (painting)/archive1[edit]

Please comment at Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/Freedom from Want (painting)/archive1.--TonyTheTiger (T / C / WP:FOUR / WP:CHICAGO / WP:WAWARD) 16:09, 12 July 2014 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/Freedom from Want (painting)/archive1[edit]

Please comment at Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/Freedom from Want (painting)/archive1 which is a notable painting and the FAC has no comments after over 3 weeks.--TonyTheTiger (T / C / WP:FOUR / WP:CHICAGO / WP:WAWARD) 22:30, 3 August 2014 (UTC)

Major holidays[edit]

User:John Carter/Holidays contains a compiled list from the Worldmark Encyclopedia of Cultures and Daily Life, by Timothy L. Gall, 2009, Gale, ISBN 978-1-4144-4893-0, of the holidays listed in the "Major holidays" sections of all their articles on 200 or so cultures/peoples in total. Do the rest of you think these references to these holidays as "major holidays" is sufficient for us to describe them as such?John Carter (talk) 20:03, 17 August 2014 (UTC)

Comment on the WikiProject X proposal[edit]

Hello there! As you may already know, most WikiProjects here on Wikipedia struggle to stay active after they've been founded. I believe there is a lot of potential for WikiProjects to facilitate collaboration across subject areas, so I have submitted a grant proposal with the Wikimedia Foundation for the "WikiProject X" project. WikiProject X will study what makes WikiProjects succeed in retaining editors and then design a prototype WikiProject system that will recruit contributors to WikiProjects and help them run effectively. Please review the proposal here and leave feedback. If you have any questions, you can ask on the proposal page or leave a message on my talk page. Thank you for your time! (Also, sorry about the posting mistake earlier. If someone already moved my message to the talk page, feel free to remove this posting.) Harej (talk) 22:47, 1 October 2014 (UTC)

How is it that no Jewish holidays seem to be included? Or Muslim?[edit]

I agree with the person who suggested that this be completely rewritten. It's just not very complete or thorough or up to the usual Wikipedia standards. Carol Brown 3 November2014 — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2601:8:B180:406:80BD:5DE:A8B7:319B (talk) 01:46, 4 November 2014 (UTC)

What exactly are you criticising? What needs to be rewritten? HiLo48 (talk) 05:36, 4 November 2014 (UTC)

Christmas and holiday season[edit]

Christmas and holiday season has been proposed to be renamed, for the discusssion, see talk:Christmas and holiday season -- 67.70.35.44 (talk) 05:02, 16 December 2014 (UTC)