|"In September 2010 GGYC and BMW Oracle Racing announced that...the 'America's Cup World Series' would be run in various world venues in 2011, 2012, and 2013 before the challenger selection series, defender selection series, and America's Cup Match in the summer or fall of 2013. The 2013 America's Cup match will be held in San Francisco."|
|Silver bust of S.
Gennaro donated by Charles II of Anjou in
1305, in the Naples
(Sept 6) San Gennaro is now in the B-League! (That term is from Italian soccer; the A-League is the one that counts; the B-League is for teams that aren't good enough for the A-League.) That's how Neapolitans feel about the Italian Senate's decision to turn the feast day of the patron saint of Naples into a "floating holiday." Instead of being on September 19 every year, it will now be on the following Sunday. This, of course, gives Neapolitans one day off less a year! The senate went through the calendar of holidays and saved political ones such as May 1 (Labor Day), April 25 (Liberation Day), and June 2 (Day of the Republic), but regional religious holidays such as the one for San Gennaro shall now migrate to the next Sunday—all except, of course, June 29, the feast day for Saints Peter and Paul, the patron saints of Rome! HAH!—more condescension from the overlords in the capital, say Neapolitans! This year, September 19 falls on a Monday, which would be a great excuse for another infamous long weekend, appropriately called a "bridge" in Italian. Thus you'd get Sunday and Monday off (and if you swing it right, you can get Saturday and then check to see if anyone famous was born on Tuesday...maybe your cousin). It may ultimately depend on what San Gennaro has to say about this. Cardinale Sepe says he will hold the usual mass for San Gennaro on the 19th. If the miracolo happens, then the senate in Rome is going to have some explaining to do. Stay tuned. [update, below]