Memento Mori Day

grim reaperOrigins
"Memento mori" is a Latin phrase that means "Remember your mortality." In other words, remember that one day you will die. Memento Mori Day was started in ancient Rome (wasn't everything great started there?) when a servant reminded his general that, even though he was successful that day, he could very well die the next day and lose everything he'd had on earth.

Actual Date
January 3

Other Interesting Tid-Bits
The theme of Memento Mori Day is found in the Bible, in Isaiah 22:13. "'Let us eat and drink,' you say, 'for tomorrow we die!'" One of the many symbols representing the idea of memento mori is the Grim Reaper.

Citations
http://www.absoluteastronomy.com/topics/Memento_mori

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