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I just "have to" share this as I am Marja. I have always liked my name and its associations. I like berries, too. In Lapland, virgin Mary was associated with an old female deity Máttarahkka. Her symbol reminds of the letter M. +Sakari Maaranen
 
Many signs of spring usually appear in nature around the end of March or early April. March 25, called Marja’s Day or “the red-berry day”, was considered a particularly important day in this regard. The day’s name comes from the Virgin Mary (Maaria or Marja in Finnish, “marja” also means berry), who replaced the ancient mother of life and sun-goddess Päivätär during the Middle Ages. In the reconstructed proto-Uralic mythology the mother of life is associated with the sun, south and water birds. She sends the spring every year to the world with the returning migratory birds.

On Marja’s Day the warming weather had made paths and ice roads increasingly difficult to travel. Hence sleighs were often not used after this day. The amount of daylight had increased to such an extent that people no longer burned shingles for light. Instead they rose up, and went to bed according to cycle of the sun. The day was rather long, but it was separated into two halves by a resting period after lunch. Starting from Marja’s Day it was also customary to eat small extra snack each day – called crow’s bite. It was eaten first thing the morning before singing birds could “ruin” the hungry person.

In Ingria people ate cranberries on Marja’s Day and played fun games outdoors. Vitality and vigor displayed on Marja’s Day meant that the person would feel strong throughout the summer. The day was also associated with fishing, because spike spawning began around this time, and fresh fish was reintroduced to the diet. It was said that eating fish on Marja ensured good fishing luck for the whole year. Fish traps were also decorated with fresh twigs to increase their luck. It was also said that twig cut from a bird cherry on Marja’s Day would make a good whip because it never made the horse tired.

Marja’s Day predicted the weather for the coming spring and summer in countless ways. Beautiful, bright and warm Marja signified an excellent spring and summer. In contrast, the appearance of mosquitos before Marja meant long and chilly spring and delayed summer.

The day was also said to predict the melting of the snow. It was said that the amount of snow that was on the roof on Marja, would be on the fields and forests in late April or early May. These predictions of course differed depending on the geographical region. It was also said that if the ground is not visible on Marja’s Day, there would certainly be no summer in April.

The wind of Marja was said to last for the whole spring. Thus, if the night before was cold and the wind blew from the north, there would be more chilly weather, poor berry year and lousy harvest. On the other hand, warm south wind on the night before Marja meant quickly arriving summer. Another sign of a good year was bright starry night before Marja’s Day.

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Being a teacher is being a learning person.

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One of the greatest misconceptions in education today is that certain teachers have a higher natural aptitude in technology than others. This inspirationalgraphic sets out to disprove that notion and remind the audience that external skills are only a function of the internal dispositions that ...
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Frans Oulinki: LOL! An excelent tool for portuguese politicians and for our "creative" economy and conventional and old fashioned corruption...i wish you a nice week!
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Priya's Shakti tells the story of a rape survivor and her Hindu Goddess sidekick exacting justice on rapists.
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This is a complex world and our passion has limits we are not aware of. Both girls are brave and have an important message for all of us. Peace, life and education are basic rights. Nobody has a right to deny them from innocent people. 
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Sepä se ;)
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How do you see the status of atheists or non religious (nones, inaffiliated) people in your country? I am trying to figure out how does it feel like to be an atheist globally. Are there any stereotypes or biases that you have noticed? Do people trust atheists as much (or as little) as they trust religious people? 
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+Ana Cristina Simões Vilar , i would think that most of euro - russia is pretty much indifferent to religion. i get a lot of comments from my russian friends as to what is wrong with those christian jihadists here in amerika.
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The Sámi people are living in Northern Finland, Sweden and Norway. I finally tried to learn some of the language this holiday and it opened a whole new world  for me -as languages  often do. I just now about 100 words actively but it is a pleasure to learn.
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Why girls love pink and women love cleaning up after others

The belief in born essences just might to be the heuristic we all use with our system 1 automatic thonking. Essentialism leads to other social psychology biases and actually explains a lot of adult stupidity in social judgement.

The world however is not just, everyone is not getting fair opportunities and girl DNA is not a very bright explanation for a very socially constructed world of gender differences. 
The Inherence Heuristic in Explanation May Be at the Root of Several Social Psychological Phenomena
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Bela opinião!! Apesar da "tradução" não ser das melhores, deu para captar que você é uma pessoa inteligente e com ideias próprias. Abraços!!
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What if it were possible to engineer animals to be as intelligent as us? As Tim Maughan discovers, we may have already started.
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no - we can't get along with each other ... now if we can get them to be smart unlike us ... that would be good - but think about it - do you want an animal with ?X the strength of humans and sharp teeth and claws to boot really being smart enough to know that?
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Hello U.S. citizens, could you help me with a small problem? I taught (in my religious education class, which includes history and the current situation) that there is no religious education in normal U.S. high schools, and one of my students said that's not true, as her friend studying there has Bible studies in her curruculum. Are methodist schools "normal" or an exception? I thought there is no room for religion in a country dedicated to be free from mixing religion and public affairs. Somebody enlighten me, please!

By the way, what should I tell these nice and bright young people about the role of religion in your country?

Thanks in advanve!
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I attended public schools from 1st through 9th grade in Lake Worth, Florida, USA. They did not have bible or religion class. The public high schools were undesirable due to undertrained teachers and low taxes. In 10th through 12 grade I attended a school owned by the Episcopal church. They taught a required bible class as truth, not as literature. Even nonchristians were required to take it and pretend they agreed with church doctrine.

Schools in the usa are owned either by the government (public), a church (private) or a corporation/individual (private). An interesting fact: if a private school takes government money, then they can not teach religion except as history or literature. 
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Uskonnon, psykologian ja filosofian opettaja. I am a teacher of psychology, philosophy and knowledge about religions. I enjoy my work. I am also a learner and quite a curious person.
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I'm a Finnish teacher of religion, psychology and philosophy. I'm really interested in neurology, philosophy of mind and in music. I sing (more than my dear ones would love me to do) and have done so publicly, too. I like technology but I am also a bit ashamed of my enthusiasm. I love  gardens and nature. I use a helmet when driving my bicycle. I take poor photos but I like to see the excellency in other people's photos. My posts are in Finnish or in (broken) English (the spelling errors are especially terrible when I get carried away and try to comment something via my celluphone). My Swedish is ok. I can read some other languages like Russian as well. This Google+ has been a good experience so far. I use this environment to get ideas and sometimes to get a good laugh. I've tried Diaspora but haven't found enough time to explore it. My time is limited and I don't bomb people with unlimited amounts of posts.

You might find me interested in gender and equal sexual rights issues, human rights, neurology and science, light geekology, art, discussion about ateism/theism, religions of the world, Carl Sagan -type of thinking, humour, painting with light, literature, facts, imagination, open software, android, weird thinking and mental health. 

I'm curious and open-minded (believe or not) but the only Bacons I like are Roger and Francis.

I have a Finnish blog: http://oppimista.tumblr.com
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