It’s the night after Christmas.  In Newfoundland that means mummers!  Check out my mummering story above.

Raisin bread and salt fish are traditional Christmas Eve foods in some corners of Newfoundland.

Raisin bread and salt fish are traditional Christmas Eve foods in some corners of Newfoundland.

December 23 is Tibb’s Eve/Tipps Eve/Tipsy Eve in many parts of Newfoundland.

December 23 is Tibb’s Eve/Tipps Eve/Tipsy Eve in many parts of Newfoundland.

Fact #12122013

On December 12, 1985 Arrow Air Flight 1285 crashed on take-off from Gander International Airport.

Fact #01122013

Simani first released ‘Any Mummers Allowed In?’ as a 45” in 1982.

Fact # 24112013

Pierre Le Moyne Sieur d’Iberville captured Bay Bulls on November 24, 1696.

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196 years ago today, there was a major fire in St. John’s (November 21, 1817).

The traditional Newfoundland meal ‘Jiggs dinner’ likely takes its name from the central character in the comic strip, Bringing Up Father, by George McManus and Zeke Zekley.  

The traditional Newfoundland meal ‘Jiggs dinner’ likely takes its name from the central character in the comic strip, Bringing Up Father, by George McManus and Zeke Zekley.  

Marvel Comics Alpha Flight series featured Marrina Smallwood, an amphibious wonam from Newfoundland.

Marvel Comics Alpha Flight series featured Marrina Smallwood, an amphibious wonam from Newfoundland.

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84 years ago today, on November 18, 1929 a tsunami hit Newfoundland’s Burin Peninsula causing much loss of life and property. 

Happy anniversary!  The Hibernia project produced it’s first oil on November 17, 1997

Happy anniversary!  The Hibernia project produced it’s first oil on November 17, 1997

Newfoundlander, Dr. Cluny MacPherson, invented the gas mask.  He died in St. John’s on November 16, 1966.  

Newfoundlander, Dr. Cluny MacPherson, invented the gas mask.  He died in St. John’s on November 16, 1966.  

Memorial University College was founded in 1925 in St. John’s.

Memorial University College was founded in 1925 in St. John’s.