Namesake Day 2018 is on Friday, March 2, 2018: In the movie, "The Namesake".?
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Namesake Day encourages you look around the roots of the title, to discover should you be named after somebody of something particularly, and also to research and fasten with individuals who share exactly the same title while you.
Because Gogol and his family are Bengali Hindus. They have this ritual/custom where the son of the deceased person shave off their hair, beard, etc. on the 13th day from the death when the funeral rites take place, this ceremony is called Shraddha.
After burning the dead, which happens at the very same day of death or at most the next morning (in case its too late at night or the son or close relative who will light the pyre is yet to reach) they refrain from cutting hair or nails and live on fruits for the next 13 days until the Shraddha.
Modern day mythological references?
In Roman mythology, Janus (or Ianus) was the god of gates, doors, doorways, beginnings and endings. His most prominent remnants in modern culture are his namesakes: the month of January, which begins the new year, and the janitor, who is a caretaker of doors and halls.
Janus Capital Group is a financial asset management group.
In Greek mythology, Poseidon (Greek: Ποσειδῶν; Latin: Neptūnus) was the god of the sea and, as "Earth-Shaker," of earthquakes. The name of the god Nethuns in Etruscan was adopted in Latin for Neptune in Roman mythology: both were sea gods analogous to Poseidon. Linear B tablets show that Poseidon was venerated at Pylos and Thebes in pre-Olympian Bronze Age Greece, but he was integrated into the Olympian gods as the brother of Zeus and Hades.
Racism on Martin Luther King Day.?
One reason may be the namesake of MLK, Dr. Martin Luther, a hero of the German people and of protestants everywhere.
It was in 1934, when traveling in Germany, that King Sr. changed his and his son's name to Martin Luther King, inspired by the example Martin Luther set in the 1500's.
The original Martin Luther's nonviolent stand against power must have been quite an inspiration for two oppressed young men. Check it out!