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On 1/30/06, Mark J. Reed <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> On 1/30/06, Isaac Penzev <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> > Happy New Year of the Hegira to all our Muslim colleagues!
> > Happy New Lunar Year to all East Asian colleagues!

Incidentally, while the first month of this new Chinese Year  is also
the first month of the new Hijric Year, and this was also true last
year, such a conjunction is not the norm.  The coincidence only
happens for two or three years in a row, separated by gaps of
approximately thirty years; the next occurrence will be in CE 2037.

I don't believe in astrology or numerology or anything of the sort,
but it would be nice to see some good progress in my country's
relations with our Islamic and Chinese neighbors in such a year.  Or,
really, any year.  I fear it's not likely, but It would be nice.

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Mark J. Reed <[log in to unmask]>