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    Default Happy BMW day!

    Fancy naming a public holiday after a German car!

    At least I think it's BMW day, I'm sure someone will correct me if I'm wrong!

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    Volkswagen, its Volkswagen. All over the news, jeez...

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    Is this a holiday in DR?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bronxboy View Post
    Is this a holiday in DR?

    OP is joking - it's the Feast of Our Lady of Mercedes.

    Dominican Republic Our Lady of Mercedes Day
    September 24
    A national holiday that illustrates the strong influence of Spanish colonialism and the Catholic Church on Dominican culture, this feast day honors Mary the mother of Jesus, often referred to by Dominicans by her patron saint title—Nuestra Señora de Mercedes (Our Lady of Mercedes). Observance of this celebration dates back to 1615, the year the Mercedians, a Spanish order, established the feast day.
    According to legend, before returning to Spain Christopher Columbus placed a cross atop a hill overlooking El Cibao, a region on the northern end of the island. In 1495, during a battle between the Spanish and the native Taino Indians, the Lady of Mercedes appeared, scattering the frightened Indians and thereby securing the Europeans' victory. There were subsequent visitations reported at the site, and eventually settlers marked the spot by erecting a church and pilgrimage site they named Iglesia Las Mercedes.
    Every year Iglesia Las Mercedes receives thousands of worshippers, many of whom arrive on the saint's day to pay homage. Another church in Santo Domingo, the Church of Las Mercedes, also attracts many followers on September 24. Typical ceremonies at the church in the capital city include masses throughout the day, the Blessing of the Waters, and a procession from the church through Santo Domingo's Colonial Zone.

    http://encyclopedia2.thefreedictiona...f+Mercedes+Day

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    lol

    Thanks AE

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    Peterj complaining about post being deleted, I messaged him and explained the TOS....

    Anymore and he gets a short vacation.

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    Not only Volkswagen...BMW is number two that failed 'deutsche gründlichkeit'

    http://www.cnbc.com/2015/09/24/bmw-s...on-levels.html

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    an article about the history of dia de mercedes celebrations: http://zdigital.do/app/article.aspx?id=168275

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    On topic going forward.

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