Partied way too late on International Beheading Day. We celebrate at our house by everyone taking turns acting out Japanese ritual seppuku, which of course culminates in an unusually clean removal of the head. After that, the children sing the "No Head! No Head!" song (I love that...), while the adults go off for a traditional
Western European Beheaded Saint Day feast of sweetbreads, headcheese
and braised goat tongue, washed down with Bloody Mary's.
That's the great thing about having a multi-cultural household...
you can mix and match, taking the best of both traditions.
I had way too many BM's, but I didn't embarrass myself as usual
this year and I remembered everything.... or most of the parts
that counted, anyway.