For the band, see Calan. For the town in France, see Calan, Morbihan. Călan is a town in Hunedoara County, on the Strei river valley, at 230 m altitude. Twelve villages are administered by the town: Batiz, Călanu Mic, Grid, Nădăștia de Jos, Nădăștia de Sus, Ohaba Streiului, Sâncrai, Sântămăria de Piatră, Strei-Săcel, Streisângeorgiu and Valea Sângeorgiului. Census in 2011 - 11,279 inhabitants. Sorted by nationality: 9,716 Romanians 525 Hungarians 161 Romani 99 Germans Sorted by religion: 10,788 Orthodox 1,199 Roman Catholics 399 Greek-catholic 200 Reformed There was a village in Dacia known as Aquae. Archaeological evidence shows. 1387 - First mentioned in a document. 1961 - Călan became a town. Ponts of interest include the Călan steel works, the Strei Church and the Streisângeorgiu Church
Uppal Kalan is a neighbourhood of Hyderabad in the Medchal-Malkajgiri district of the Indian state of Telangana. It is the mandal headquarters of Uppal mandal in Keesara revenue division, it was a municipality prior to its merger into the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation. As of 2001 India census, Uppal Kalan had a population of 118,259. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Uppal Kalan has an average literacy rate of 73%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 80%, female literacy is 66%. In Uppal Kalan, 12% of the population is under 6 years of age. In 1991, it had a population of 78,644; the recorded growth rate of this area in 10 years was about 56 percent. Uppal
Richard Kalan Porter is a Canadian singer-songwriter from Medicine Hat and the winner of the reality television series Canadian Idol in season 2. He started to sing at an early age and is classically trained, playing several instruments, most notably, the violin and viola, he arranges violin solos for many of his songs. Porter's first single "Awake in a Dream" is the best selling debut single for a Canadian artist to date and has been certified 8x Platinum by the Canadian Recording Industry Association, he is the highest selling solo Canadian Idol singer. In 2013 he was a graduate student in business at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Porter grew up on a buffalo ranch outside Alberta, he is a classically trained musician. His mother used to take him to music lessons, saying that one day he would thank her, he has said that he now thanks her, he played in a family band, which played a variety of music, including covers of popular rock and pop songs, as well as their own compositions.
In 2004, he was preparing to leave home for Montreal to study viola performance at the Schulich School of Music in McGill University, decided to audition for Canadian Idol. Beating out 8,977 other contestants, Porter was crowned "Idol" on September 16, 2004 in front of a live TV audience. For three seasons he was the only contestant in Canadian Idol who had never been in the bottom three or two. In Season 5, Jaydee Bixby made it to the finale without being placed in the bottom group. Porter's first single "Awake in a Dream" was released on October 5, 2004 and debuted at number 1, it spent a total of 8 weeks at the top of the charts and has become the best-selling debut single for a Canadian artist to date, as it was certified 8x Platinum by the Canadian Recording Industry Association in November 2004. His debut album 219 Days, released November 23, 2004, debuted at number four on the Canadian albums chart; the album title, 219 Days, refers to the number of days from his first audition to the release of his debut CD.
Since its release, it reached double platinum status in Canada. It was recorded at Metalworks Studios in Ontario. Porter completed a cross-Canada, 65-date tour in 2005. Most of these shows were sold out. In 2006, Porter received three Juno Award nominations: Artist of the Year, Album of the Year for 219 Days, Pop Album of the Year, he was a presenter at the 2006 Juno Awards in Halifax. He won MuchMusic's People's Choice Award for the Favourite Canadian Artist in 2005. In 2006, BMG gave Porter time off before recording his second album, he returned home to his family's buffalo and cattle ranch to be with his grandmother. His mother was undergoing chemotherapy for breast cancer, his grandmother was awaiting surgery. Porter's second album, Wake Up Living, was released on August 28, 2007 and debuted at number 7 on the Canadian albums chart; the first single, "Down in Heaven" was available to radio stations from June 4, reached number 25 on the Canadian Hot 100. The music video for the second single from the album, "Destination" premiered in November 2007.
The track "Walk On Home" was used as the contestant elimination song for Canadian Idol's fifth season. SOCAN honoured Porter and his co-writer Gregory Johnston with a No. 1 Award for their song "Hurray", which reached the top spot on the MuchMusic Countdown chart on May 29. 219 Days Wake Up Living Canadian rock Music of Canada Kalan Porter on Myspace
Birot Kalan Union Council
Birot Kalan is one of the 51 union councils of Abbottabad District in the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan. The name of the union council Birote means "the land of wrestlers"; the words khurd and kalan are administrative terminology dating back to Mughal times, to differentiate two areas with the same name, hence Birote Khurd means "little khurd". The words khurd and kalan are taken from Persian.. Birote Kalan is located in the south eastern part of Abbottabad District and borders the Bagh District of Kashmir, was affected by the 2005 Pakistan earthquake as the epicentre was in Kashmir; the Union Council is subdivided into the following areas: Birot Kalan Kahoo Sharqi
Kaalan is a Keralite dish from Southern India, made of yogurt, coconut and a vegetable like nendran or a tuber like the yam. It is thick, which distinguishes it from a similar curry known as pulisheri, sourer than avial. For the same reason, the kaalan can last longer. In many preparations, more pepper and/or chillies are added to make the kaalan spicy, in addition to its signature sour taste. Kaalan is served as part of the sadhya. Cuisine of Kerala
Dhola Kalan is a village in Tehsil Phalia, Mandi Bahauddin District, Pakistan about 11 kilometres from the Tehsil Headquarters Phalia with a road running between the two. It has a population of more than 7,000, many crops like wheat, rice and various types of vegetables are farmed. There is a Government-run primary school for each gender. There are no hospitals in Dhola Kalan but there are some individuals who have small dispensaries at their homes. Nearby villages include Saida Sharif, Dhall Tararan, Kala Shadian and Seeray; the majority of people are involved in agricultural activities. A large number of young people have settled abroad to earn their livings most of them are in Saudi Arabia. Private Schools in Dhola Kalan Al Wahid Model School The Door of Knowledge School Mustafai Model School The most famous religious personality of Dholla is Mian Haji Sahib, there Darbar is situated in South of Dholl Khurd Near Qabiristan. Dolla Kalan has an official playground. Games like Cricket, Football, etc.are popular
Calan Mai or Calan Haf is a May Day holiday of Wales held on 1 May. Celebrations start on the evening before, known with bonfires; the tradition of lighting bonfires celebrating this occasion happened annually in South Wales until the middle of the 19th century. Calan Haf parallels other May Day traditions in Europe. On Nos Galan Mai or May Eve, villagers gather hawthorn branches and flowers which they would use to decorate the outside of their houses, celebrating new growth and fertility. In Anglesey and Caernarfonshire it would be common on May Eve to have gware gwr gwyllt "playing straw man" or crogi gwr gwellt "hanging a straw man". A man who had lost his sweetheart to another man would make a man out of straw and put it somewhere in the vicinity of where the girl lived; the straw man had a note pinned to it. The situation led to a fight between the two men at the May Fair. Being the time between Summer and Winter, Calan Haf would be the time to stage a mock fight between the two seasons; the man representing Winter carried a stick of blackthorn and a shield that had pieces of wool stuck on it to represent snow.
The man representing Summer was decorated with garlands of flowers and ribbons and carried a willow-wand which had spring flowers tied on it with ribbons. A mock battle took place in which the forces of Winter threw straw and dry underbrush at the forces of Summer who retaliated with birch branches, willow rods, young ferns; the forces of Summer would win and a May King and Queen were chosen and crowned, after which there was feasting, dancing and drinking until the next morning. May Day was the time that the twmpath chwarae or "tump for playing" was opened. Through the summer months in some villages the people would gather on the twmpath chwarae in the evenings to dance and play various sports; the green was situated on the top of a hill and a mound was made where the fiddler or harpist sat. Sometimes branches of oak decorated the mound and the people would dance in a circle around it. Dawnsio haf "summer dancing" was a feature of the May Day celebration, as was carolau Mai "May carols" known as carolau haf "summer carols" or canu dan y pared "singing under the wall", these songs being of a bawdy or sexual nature.
The singers would visit families on May morning accompanied by a harpist or fiddler, to wish them the greetings of the season and give thanks to "the bountiful giver of all good gifts." If their singing was thought worthy, they would be rewarded with food and money. Common drinks during Calan Mai festivities were mead. Sometimes it was made of herbs, including woodruff, a sweet-smelling herb, put in wine in times past to make a man merry and act as a tonic for the heart and liver. Elderberry and rhubarb wines were popular and the men liked various beers. Trefor M. Owen. Welsh Folk Customs. Gomer Press, Llandysul 1987 Marie Trevelyan. Folklore and Folk Stories of Wales. EP Publishing Ltd, Wakefield 1973 Hilaire Wood. "Welsh Customs for Calan Haf". Archived from the original on October 25, 2013. CS1 maint: Unfit url