Today is a national holiday in France in honor of Pentecost. I’d heard of Whit Sunday, the English version, but had somehow missed out on Pentecost. According to wikipedia (I always get a silly charge out of writing that): “Pentecost is the Greek name for the Feast of Weeks, a prominent feast in the calendar of ancient Israel celebrating the giving of the Law on Sinai. This feast is still celebrated in Judaism as Shavuot. … Pentecost is celebrated seven weeks (50 days) after Easter Sunday, hence its name. Pentecost falls on the tenth day after Ascension Thursday.”
And moving right along, I give you round four: People in wheelchairs.
Marrakech 14-22 avril 2013
When I travel I’m always on the lookout for other people in wheelchairs. I want to follow them and ask them questions but I don’t because that would be rude. I usually think that there should be more of us than there are but in Marrakech we seemed to be appropriately represented.
*I saw a number of wheeled conveyances like this. I wish I had taken more pictures, next time.
**This isn’t technically a picture of a person in a wheelchair but it’s close enough.