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הסִילבֶסטֶר – New Year’s Eve

December 27, 2011

אני יודע שיש אחדים ימים לפני סוף השנה.  יש חג בסוף השנה כאשר אנשים חוגגים השנה שעבר וגם השנה הבא, והחג הזה ”הסילבסטר.“

I know there are a few days left before the end of the year.  There’s a holiday at the end of the year when people celebrate the last year and the coming one, and this holiday is “New Year’s Eve“.

So why today?

Well, first, I saw the word while reading שער למתחילֹ, and I’m getting in the habit of trying to use the first major word that I don’t recognize.  Second.. I might not be here that night to post, so in that event, better that I get it up now, right?

(For what it’s worth – this is the spelling that I found in the dictionary.  The spelling in שער למתחיל was הסילווסט, and I’ll admit that I don’t know why they used this form…)


From → Word of the Day

One Comment
  1. I found out, finally, where the name came from. (Credit to the Jerusalem Post – December 31st is the saint day for Pope Sylvester I. Read the article for more details.

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