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Re: Anniversary of Olga's birthday -- post tributes & memorial messages here!
« Reply #210 on: February 07, 2011, 06:45:19 PM »
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Olga was born in the 19th century, when the difference between the Russian and Western calendars was only 12 days. In the 20th century, the difference lengthened to 13 days. That's why you'll sometimes see two different sets of dates.

From 1895 through February of 1900, her birthday was celebrated on 15 November according to the New Style calendar. After March of 1900, the correct date to observe the anniversary of Olga's birth in the west became 16 November.

What happened in March, 1900? If you have in mind the addition of the extra day's difference between the two calendars (which I think you do) why would it not have occurred on New year's Day , i.e. January, 1900? I must say I 'd never heard of a February/ March changeover date.

I have no idea. I was surprised myself when I looked it up -- like you, I'd always assumed the change occurred on 1 January, but apparently it happens on February 28 or 29. Perhaps something to do with leap year?

Here's an explanation accompanying the conversion charts on Wikipedia, but to be perfectly honest I don't really understand it.
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Re: Anniversary of Olga's birthday -- post tributes & memorial messages here!
« Reply #211 on: February 09, 2011, 01:43:38 PM »
My reaction to the Wikipedia conversion article was similar to yours. I thought I was following it pretty well, but at the end I only had a vague overall grasp of what had happened. I think the issue was indeed the leap day factor, as manifested in the 400 year cycle. Still, I'm glad that as a twenty-first century person I can be content with the "add a day per century" formula in thinking back to those years. I still wonder if the average person, or even sophisticated ones, living then experienced confusion when forced to deal with people and places on a different calendar. I have this image of mail sent from "Ggegorianland" to "Julianland" arriving, on the calendar, before it was mailed !
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Re: Anniversary of Olga's birthday -- post tributes & memorial messages here!
« Reply #213 on: November 15, 2011, 11:53:57 PM »
Bisous Olga! I hope you're doing great in Heaven, and you are missed! Best wishes on your birthday, you deserve being happy! :-*
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Re: Anniversary of Olga's birthday -- post tributes & memorial messages here!
« Reply #214 on: November 16, 2011, 01:36:02 AM »
Olga is now 116 years young.  Have a good one up there, Olga, Happy Birthday.
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Re: Anniversary of Olga's birthday -- post tributes & memorial messages here!
« Reply #215 on: November 16, 2011, 07:59:35 AM »
Happy Birthday Olga Nicholaievna! 100 years ago,  your hair went up and your hem came down. From  captivity you wrote to a friend, " give my love to those who remember me" ...ah my dear, how large is that throng!  :)

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« Reply #216 on: November 16, 2011, 10:55:13 AM »
This is for you my dear...

A Woman
A woman so giving and true
Yes Olga, I do mean you
Help for those in need
The calll you will heed
Your love forever open and true
A happy birthday to you

Hapy birthday my dear up there above!
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« Reply #217 on: November 16, 2011, 11:27:24 AM »
For Olga...

Me, and my Olga

You see us playing together as children
As she teaches me the ropes of life
That come to her so naturally, but in her elegance
In her regency, she takes it in her strife
The kindness, the devoutness, the selflessness
That are so often mistaken as my own
Were taught to me by none other than her
Us two growing up in the grandeur of the throne
Me, and my Olga

You see me now and think nothing of it
but it was her who gave me these elegant robes
That sway and dance at my feet
And her who showed me how to look and pose
In all those photos of just me and her
It was her that gave me kindness
Expecting nothing in return
Retaining our regal blindness:
Me, and my Olga

Is it us you now speak of?
The daughters of the last Tsar
Who lived and few in a fairy tale,
In palaces of splendour near and far
Do you remember her in all her glory
In all that wisdom she imparted on me
In all that strength and belief she held
And gave to me and others so unconditionally
Me, and my Olga

Yet it is us down here in this cellar
Where fairy tales no longer have a place
It is us clutching at one another
As bullets and bayonets beset our face
And it is us sprayed with each other’s blood
Praying for the end with a scream and a tear
Grand Duchesses and sisters born but to die:
Anastasia, Maria,
Me, and my Olga

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« Reply #218 on: November 16, 2011, 11:30:02 AM »
A very happy birthday to Olga.

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Re: Anniversary of Olga's birthday -- post tributes & memorial messages here!
« Reply #219 on: November 16, 2011, 02:35:31 PM »
*****A Really Happy Birthday Dear Grand Duchess Olga!!! You'll always be remembered, loved and admired by us***** RIP


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« Reply #220 on: November 16, 2011, 03:44:50 PM »
Wonderful work everyone...Olga would have been touched, indeed anyone would be

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Re: Anniversary of Olga's birthday -- post tributes & memorial messages here!
« Reply #221 on: November 16, 2011, 05:00:57 PM »
поздравляю Olga.

It's hard to imagine that it's only been like 116 years since you were born, and I'm sure that if you was still alive (by now even) you would've looked like a gal on 20 much younger than that. Irony aside, Happy Birthday to one of my favourite Grand Duchesses in the history of Imperial Russia, to dear Olga.
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Re: Anniversary of Olga's birthday -- post tributes & memorial messages here!
« Reply #222 on: November 16, 2011, 07:51:14 PM »
Happy Birthday, Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaevna! May you rest in peace.  

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« Reply #223 on: November 16, 2011, 09:58:37 PM »
Beatiful videos! Happy Birthday, Olenka, my very favorite OTMAA!

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Re: Anniversary of Olga's birthday -- post tributes & memorial messages here!
« Reply #224 on: December 22, 2011, 01:54:04 AM »
A Very Belated Happy Birthday to our Dearest Precious Grand Duchess Olga!!!

I am late in greeting because my very stressful and demanding classes pulled me away from here last November 7. I just sent her a direct greeting and heartfelt wishes. She heard them, right? : )

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