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AIBU to be doing the front garden on Whitsunday?

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Jinsky Sun 15-May-16 10:23:19

I am gardening in the front garden today - it resembles a jungle and today is the only day I have time or the energy to tackle it.
DH is shocked that I am doing it today as it is Whitsunday and the neighbours might be offended and it is disrespectful.
He is confusing me with someone who cares about what the neighbours might think or if their religious sensibilities are offended.
He hasn't made a big thing of it but I think he is B and I am a bit gobsmacked by his views. He thinks I am BU.
What does anyone else think?

Jinsky Sun 15-May-16 10:24:06

It should say he is BU, not just B

BaronessBomburst Sun 15-May-16 10:25:26

I didn't even know it was Whitsun.

Tiopyn Sun 15-May-16 10:28:23

Probably sound silly, but don't think I've even heard of Whitson, let alone know it's today.
But YADNBU - if others follow traditions or religious practices then let them, but you shouldn't be expected to adhere to it in your own home so you don't offend them!

Arkhamasylum Sun 15-May-16 10:28:41

I think he's worried that you're going to ask him to help with the garden. grin

Are there special rules for Whitsun that don't apply on other Sunday's?

MangosteenSoda Sun 15-May-16 10:29:13

Are you in rural Bavaria?

LindyHemming Sun 15-May-16 10:29:45

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FranHastings Sun 15-May-16 10:30:19

I didn't know it was Whitsunday and now I'm wondering what it is supposed to mean as I am an absolute Heathen. If it means I have to put my feet up all day, I can get in board with that. wink

Go for it, weather is lovely. Do you live in a particularly religious cul de sac/road?

Creatureofthenight Sun 15-May-16 10:32:02

Had not realised its Whitsun and not aware of any special non-gardening traditions! So no, YANBU.

ChuckitintheBucket Sun 15-May-16 10:32:19

Don't think it's Whitson day today, even if it was what difference does it make to gardening. Never heard anything like that before and my mil was deeply religious.

Merrylegs Sun 15-May-16 10:34:34

I think if you Morris Dance at the same time you can get away with it.

ChuckitintheBucket Sun 15-May-16 10:35:18

Ok so just Google and it is today. Still don't get why you can't garden though.

iwouldgoouttonight Sun 15-May-16 10:35:18

Ooh just looked it up, I now also know what pentecost means. Doesn't mention anything about gardening in the Wikipedia entry.

I'm sure somewhere in the small print it says one must recline with a glass of chilled rosé.

BaronessBomburst Sun 15-May-16 10:36:37

I know it's something today, and tomorrow, because tomorrow's a bank holiday here.
I live abroad.
The shops are still open though. grin

insancerre Sun 15-May-16 10:37:22

I think its fine as long as you do it naked and don't dig up your pampas grass

Mn seems obsessed with front gardens at the moment

NoahVale Sun 15-May-16 10:38:49

will it rain today? in that case it will rain for 40 days.

Dailymailpretendreporter Sun 15-May-16 10:39:08

Whitsun = pentecost and I'm guessing Jinsky is in Ireland

insancerre Sun 15-May-16 10:40:08

That's st swithins day which is in july

yorkshapudding Sun 15-May-16 10:40:33

No idea what Whitsunday is or why it would mean that gardening was suddenly considered offensive. Is is supposed to be a day of rest or something? DH is out the front mowing the lawn as we speak. So far no angry mob with torches and pitchforks in sight but will keep you posted grin

Savagebeauty Sun 15-May-16 10:41:34

I would think anyone who objected was a nut case.
Unless you are doing it naked with a tattoo of Jesus on your bottom, go for it.

NoahVale Sun 15-May-16 10:42:27

on thanks Insancere

GlowWine Sun 15-May-16 10:43:35

What MangosteenSoda said. Where are you. If in UK I'd not be bothered. But even in Germany it's probably OK unless you make a lot of noise mowing or shredding on a Sunday.

Schwabischeweihnachtskanne Sun 15-May-16 10:44:35

Mango that was my first thought - but that'd be any Sunday not just today...

NarcyCow Sun 15-May-16 10:46:28

I'm in Ireland and people are as likely to mow the lawn on sundays or religious holidays as any other day. Actually DH was out doing a bit of weeding this morning and we weren't mobbed by angry neighbours.

WhereYouLeftIt Sun 15-May-16 10:47:57


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