The Magic: The Gathering Gift Box (previously styled as the Holiday Gift Box ) is a special seasonal Magic package from Wizards of the Coast. consisting of several of their products.Description Edit
Although Gift Boxes incidently have been released in the past, the current product was introduced after the release of Return to Ravnica .
The storage box is useful to both beginners and thorough collectors and especially designed for non-Magic playing people who want to surprise their playing relatives. Initially, the gift boxes were always released in November. Starting with Shadows over Innistrad . a Gift Box is released with each large expansion.
Each Gift Box can hold more than 2,000 Magic cards. it comes with some booster packs from the first set of a block. a pack of twenty basic lands from the same set, six illustrated plastic dividers, a sticker sheet for customizing the dividers and an exclusive card with alternate art.Contents Edit
This Fall, HUF teams up with Los Angeles-based artist Cleon Peterson on a collaborative capsule collection. Known for his monochromatic paintings that depict chaos and violence – symbolizing the overarching power struggle of contemporary society – the HUF x Cleon Peterson “In Killing We Live” capsule collection includes a Reversible Bomber Jacket, Pullover Crew, Duffle Bag, Skateboard Deck, and made-in-USA Volley and 6-Panel hats, evoking an early-80s fashion sensibility. Now available exclusively at select HUF retailers worldwide. Shot and cut by Tobin Yelland. www.hufworldwide.com www.cleonpeterson.com
HUF X CLEON PETERSON
HUF SPRING 2016 COLLECTION
HUF X TY DOLLA $IGN X 420
HUF SUMMER 2016 COLLECTION
HUF X FTP
HUF FALL 2016 COLLECTION
SUMMER 2015 COLLECTION
HUF HOLIDAY 2015 COLLECTION
HUF X BRONZE 56K
HUF FALL 2015 LOOKBOOK - DELIVERY ONE
HUF FALL 2015 LOOKBOOK - DELIVERY TWO
HUF X BRONZE 56K PART 2
HUF X NAGEL LOOKBOOK
SPRING 2015 - DELIVERY TWO
SPRING 2015 - DELIVERY ONE
HUF X GOLDEN BEAR
HOLIDAY 2014 COLLECTION
FALL 2014 - DELIVERY TWO
FALL 2014 - DELIVERY ONE
SUMMER 2014 COLLECTION
SPRING 2014 - DELIVERY TWO
SPRING 2014 - DELIVERY ONE
HOLIDAY 2013 // DETROIT, USA
FALL 2013 - DELIVERY ONE
SUMMER 2013 COLLECTION
SPRING 2013 - DELIVERY TWO
SPRING 2013 - DELIVERY ONE
HOLIDAY 2012 COLLECTION
FALL 2012 - Delivery Two
FALL 2012 - DELIVERY ONE
SUMMER 2012 COLLECTION
SPRING 2012 - FOOTWEAR
SPRING 2012 - DELIVERY TWO
SPRING 2012 - DELIVERY ONE
HOLIDAY 2011 - HUF x HAZE
HOLIDAY 2011 COLLECTION
FALL 2011 - DELIVERY TWO
FALL 2011 - DELIVERY ONE
SUMMER 2011 - FOOTWEAR
SUMMER 2011 - COLLECTION
SPRING 2011 COLLECTION
HOLIDAY 2010 COLLECTION
FALL 2010 // FREDDY CORBIN
FALL 2010 COLLECTION
SPRING 2010 COLLECTION
FALL 2009 COLLECTION
FALL 2008 COLLECTION
China Holidays & Festivals
China has seven legal holidays in a year, including New Year's Day, Chinese New Year (Spring Festival), Qingming Festival, May Day, Dragon Boat Festival, Mid-Autumn Day and National Day. The table below provides a detailed list of 2016 / 2017 / 2018 public holidays in China. Hope it can help you make a good tour plan.
2016 / 2017 / 2018 Major Public Holiday Calendar
New Year's Day
Dec. 31, 2016 -
Jan. 2, 2017 off
Dec. 30, 2017 -
Jan. 1, 2018 off
Feb. 8 (Feb. 7 - 13 off)
Jan. 28 (Jan. 27 - Feb. 2 off)
Feb. 16 (Feb. 15 - 21 off)
Apr. 4 (Apr. 2 - 4 off)
Apr. 4 (Apr. 2 - 4 off)
Apr. 5 (Apr. 5 - 7 off)
Apr. 30 - May 2 off
Apr. 29 - May 1 off
Apr. 29 - May 1 off
5th of 5th
Jun. 9 (Jun. 9 - 11 off)
May 30 (May 28 - 30 off)
Jun. 18 (Jun. 16 - 18 off)
Aug. 15 of
Sep. 15 (Sep. 15 - 17 off)
Oct. 4 (within the
National Day holiday)
Sep. 24 (Sep. 22 - 24 off)
(Oct. 1 - 3)
Oct. 1 - 7 (be prolonged to Oct. 8)
At the above seven festivals, Chinese people can enjoy days off. Besides, they celebrate four other festivals on which some people have a half day off - Women's Day, Youth Day, Children's Day and Army Day. Many other galas and anniversaries are celebrated even without days off, such as Arbor Day and Teachers' Day.
Please refer to the Detailed 2016 / 2017 / 2018 China Public Holiday Calendar .
Due to the long history and glorious culture of the country, the Chinese people celebrate a great many festivals. Various festivities show a window through which the local culture and daily life can be seen vividly. The following are the major ones:
National Holidays. New Year's Day, Women's Day, May Day, Children's Day.
Traditional Festivals. Chinese New Year, Qingming, Dragon Boat, Mid-Autumn Day, Chongyang.
Ethnic Minority Festivals. Water-Splashing, March Fair, Nadam Fair, End of Ramadan, Corban.
Tourism Festivals. Harbin Ice & Snow Gala, Luoyang Peony Fair.
The civil service departments such as the government offices, embassies and schools are closed on the legal holidays. Elementary public service establishments like the public transport system run normally to facilitate the locals and visitors on their basic living and travel; however, please note that the banks and post offices only have their major branches opened on China public holidays, so it is better to go to those branches in the preosperous business districts in big cities, or arrange your money and post matters in advance. Most of the hospitals run during holidays, but maybe only the basic deparments are available, without some famous specialists.
Business establishments acturally flourish during holidays, so there’s no need to worry about the shopping, dining, entertainment. Some shopping malls, shops, supermarkets and restaurants have promotions and discounts on festivals, and some even extend their opening time. On the Chinese New Year, the grandest occasion for family reunion of the year, some personal shops and small restaurants are closed.
There are two 'Golden Weeks' in China - Chinese New Year Week and National Day Week. Both of them last for three days but by combining two weekends with them, people benefit from seven consecutive days off. During these two weeks, most people go out and enjoy themselves in a great variety of ways with a resultant boost to the economy, hence the nickname 'Golden Week'. Hotel rooms, train tickets or air tickets will definitely be in great demand then. Therefore, we recommend that people who are planning China tours avoid these Golden Weeks in view of the huge crowds that gather at the major attractions.
Today's Featured Ask the Rabbi Question
Violence against Jews
I shudder from all the terror against Jews – both in Israel and abroad. Synagogues bombed, shootings at Jewish Community Centers. Why would anyone do such a thing? It seems so unfair to single out Jews for this violence. How can this be prevented in the future? What should be the response of American Jewry? And what can I do to help?
Please! Help me understand this tragedy.
The Aish Rabbi Replies:
Make no mistake: These are attacks specifically against Jews. After the Los Angeles JCC shooter was arrested, he said it was "a wake-up call to America to kill Jews." Police also discovered a map with circles around Los Angeles Jewish landmarks like the Simon Wiesenthal Center, the University of Judaism and the Skirball Cultural Center.
So we have to ask ourselves: Why were the Jews targeted? And why have Jews been targeted for anti-Semitism in the Crusades, the Inquisition, the Pogroms, the Holocaust – and ever since the days of Abraham when King Nimrod threw him into a fiery furnace?
The Torah teaches that anti-Semitism will exist. The Talmud (Shabbos 69) declares:
"Why was the Torah given on a mountain called Sinai? Because the 'sinah,' the hatred of the Jews, emanates from Sinai." (Sinah, the Hebrew word for hatred, is pronounced almost identically to Sinai.)
Before the Torah was given, people built their lives on a subjective concept of right and wrong. At Sinai the Jewish people were told that there is one God who makes moral demands on human beings. You can't just live as you please; there is a higher authority you are accountable to.
The Jewish people were commanded to be a "Light Unto the Nations," to communicate the message of morality to the world. So despite the fact that Jews were never more than a tiny fraction of the world's population, Jewish ideas became the basis for the civilized world. And with that, the Jews became a lightening rod for those opposed to the moral message.
"Providence has ordained that I should be the greatest liberator of humanity. I am freeing man from the restraints of an intelligence that has taken charge, from the dirty and degrading self-mortifications of a false vision called conscience and morality, and from the demands of a freedom and personal independence which only a very few can bear." (from "Hitler Speaks" by Herman Rauschning)
Anti-Semitism cuts to the core of what it means to be a Jew. But tragically, some leaders have tried to skirt the issue by viewing the Los Angeles attack in a universalistic mode, "as an American issue, not a Jewish issue." By doing so, they reduce the incident to dumb luck. There is nothing to learn from this event, they say. The shooter could have picked any target; the Jews were simply in the wrong place, at the wrong time.
If we don't understand the root of anti-Semitism, then we have gained nothing from the experience, and we have created no barrier against its being repeated.
I recently heard an incredible story. A Russian who had immigrated to Israel brought his son to enroll in yeshiva, a school of Talmudic study. The dean of the yeshiva was a bit surprised, seeing that this man and his son were clearly not observant. "I'll gladly to enroll your son," said the dean, "but please tell me – why did you choose a yeshiva, rather than some secular school?"
"I'll explain," said the man. "When I was a little boy in the Ukraine, the Nazis came and ordered every male out into the town square. There, everyone was ordered to drop their pants. Whoever had a circumcision was shot on the spot.
"So I figured, if an anti-Semite like this should ever come again, at least my son should understand what it's for."
A recent rash of anti-Semitic incidents rattles the nerves. Statistics showed a total of 1,750 hate crimes in 1998, an average of nearly five per day. In California alone.
It seems to me that with all the options for assimilation in America today, every Jew has two choices: Either opt into the Jewish future, or opt out.
If monsters try to kill us because of our Jewish heritage and values, shouldn't we know what that heritage and those values are? If, G-d forbid, one should ever die because he or she is Jewish, what an even greater tragedy that the person died without knowing what it meant to be Jewish.
In the concentration camps, the Nazi guards wanted to humiliate the Jews and make them suffer emotionally. One time they took an Ark cover out of a synagogue, and hung it above the entrance to the gas chamber. "Let's see your God save you, now!" they mocked.
Then something extraordinary happened. Certain Jews, standing in line for the gas chamber, began dancing and singing in small circles. The Nazi guards were shocked – their fun was spoiled. What the guards did not realize was the meaning of the Hebrew words written on the Ark cover: "This is the gate of God, the righteous shall enter therein." (Psalms 118:20)
You see, the solution to anti-Semitism is the flip-side of the cause. Jewish values are the cause of anti-Semitism, and Jewish values are the solution. Only by studying Torah – and teaching it to others – can Jews ever hope to bring the world to a point where evil is eradicated.
When human beings embrace the moral doctrine that Judaism brought to the world from Sinai – that there is a God who demands ethical behavior from every human being – then there will be no holocausts.
And that is the exquisite irony of Jewish history.