Zamenhof Day!

“Al vi ni sendas bondezirojn niajn,
Kaj volas por vi bonegaĵojn ĉiajn.
Feliĉa estu en tiu ĉi vintra tago,
Kaj progresadu dum la Nova Jaro!”

Traduko in la Angla lingvo:
“We send to you our good wishes,
And want for you goodness of every kind.
Be happy on this winter day,
And continual progress in the New Year!”

This is the little rhyme that my Esperanto class used on our greeting cards this year. We had the Esperanto version on one side and the English translation on the reverse. We used ribbons to attach them to little treat bags that we put together for the foreign language teachers at the nearby high school, signing our club name and “Future Foreign Language Students” since our middle school feeds into that particular high school. I hope the teachers liked them. They probably didn’t realize this, but these were delivered to the high school on Zamenhof Day (December 15)–the 150th Birthday of Esperanto’s inventor/author.

Speaking of which, did anyone tune into Google on the 15th? If so, you were treated to this lovely Esperanto flag for the occasion:

See? Less obscure with each passing day!


3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Margaret
    Dec 19, 2009 @ 17:29:03

    I would love a treat bag–wish you fed into my high school. What a wonderful idea!! I can read some of the esperanto. (the part that's like Spanish) 🙂


  2. Anonymous
    Dec 21, 2009 @ 14:07:00

    Wowsa, GREAT idea and execution… congrats. Blessings to you and yours this winter solstice. d


  3. Danger Panda
    Dec 22, 2009 @ 13:15:22

    M., I was sure you'd be able to read it–or at least most of it. And I wish we fed into your school too.d.,And a Happy Solstice to you too! I'm looking forward to ever more daylight. It's just a matter of time now.


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