the Blue Lecture—a Sagamorial Speech for the New Year and Decade

The Office of the Sôgmô has released and shared a written speech on the occasion of the New Gregorian Year and the beginning of the new decade. The speech, called the “Blue Lecture,” comments both on Sandus’s history in the last decade but also on the country’s focus in the coming decade and beyond. Read…

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Biennial Ludi Pacales Opened

The Office of the Sôgmô has announced grand games in celebration of the the Month of Peace, January, which features several festivals to abstract concepts like Pax (peace), Concordia (harmony), and Felicity (Felicitas). These games will be in the vein of the Olympic Games, as well as the plethora of micronational “Olympics” spin-offs, and they…

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Solstice Report: Habemus Heredem!

The solstice is here, standing at about the halfway point in the cold half of the year. The solstice in Sandus has long been a thoughtful time of year. Not only must we contend with thinking about good nature and magnanimity, but we also pause to reflect on what has changed in the past year…

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Sôgmôni: Athenae fructus artis Quinquatribus proximis votus

XXIX November est dies gratias agendi Minervae, matronae deae nostrae in Civitate Sande, ubi Sandus populus supplicationem, quae traditione Americana et Canadense nobis traditur atque Chalkeia festo die Atheniensi, facimus. Hic dies festus non nobis celebratus est in proximis annis, ut pauca diei memoria sollemnis habeatur, sed in MMXIX nos rursus festum volumus additum in…

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Radio Patria starts publishing monthly playlist

Radio Patria, Sandus’s only online radio station, has long kept musical playlists of songs for Sandum holidays—but the auditory media member of the State Media Cooperative have recently decided to add a monthly musical playlist, too. The playlist focuses on particular themes for the month and often represent Sandum holidays in that month that normally…

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Equinox Report: Heir Announced and A Summer Reiterated

This equinox marks the beginning of another changing season, recalling back to our minds the events of the previous season and making us think again about what is to come. Summer 2019 was an eventful period during which we kept up the excitement from the momentous occasion of Sandus’s tenth anniversary. Sandum citizens took part…

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Weekly Meeting: 20 August 2019

All three Grand State Officers were in attendance. The Party Secretary announced that he had received only one donation in his role as treasurer of the Fraternal Annonary Order of the Wooden Bowl, and that he had completed an agenda for the CCE’s planned meeting. The Facilitator discussed updates to diplomatic affairs. All three officers…

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Weekly Meeting: 12 August 2019

All three Grand State Officers were in attendance. The Party Secretary had no prepared subjects to discuss, but mentioned that he had received the Facilitator’s letter on economic policy and her diplomatic letter as minister. The Facilitator discussed her effort to contact Sandum friends and allies, gave an updated on voting in the Council, and…

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21 March will be Anti-Apartheid Day

On 21 March 1960, in Transvaal, South Africa, the South African Police of the apartheid regime massacred 69 people protesting against pass laws, which restricted freedom of movement for black indigenous South Africans. The event stirred almost universal condemnation, including from the United Nations that proclaimed the day the “International Day for the Elimination of…

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Lobster, Hydrangea become national symbols

The Council of the State of Sandus has recently chosen two new national symbols for Sandus: homarus gammarus, also known as the common lobster, and the hydrangea. The Council decided unanimously to choose the common lobster as its national animal, while the hydrangea faced competition from the lotus as the national flower but still won…

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