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Happiness Lives Here

April showers, May flowers, June phallus? Seems logical to me. In the Cyprian calendar, June 2nd is a holiday with two names: Fortuna Virilis and The Feast of St. Foutin. Both have a peculiarly phallic bent. According to Burgo Partridge … Continue reading

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Fête Léchage

April 3rd is the last day of the Cyprian calendar. For centuries, the night before Paphia’s birthday was called Nought. It didn’t correspond to what western culture celebrates as a New Year’s Eve – the end of one year transitioning into … Continue reading

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