Category Archive: Non-religious

Sep 21

Freedom's Gifts: A Juneteenth Story

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Jesus told us that whoever follows Him will not have darkness, but the Light of Life. Legends tell of his kindness and miracles he performed. People play favorites when it comes to gifts, too. The most satisfactory explanation is a derivation from the Northern French dialect word hoguinané, or variants such as hoginane, hoginono and hoguinettes, those being derived from 16th century Old French aguillanneuf meaning either a gift given at New Year, a children's cry for such a gift, or New Year's Eve itself. (This explanation is supported by a children's tradition, observed up to the 1960s in some parts of Scotland at least, of visiting houses in their locality on New Year's Eve and requesting and receiving small treats such as sweets or fruit.) The second element would appear to be l'an neuf i.e. the New Year.

Sep 21

Birthday Time (Toddler's World)

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Christmas is really just a winter celebration. He called the event “The Order of Good Cheer,” which first took place on Nov. 14, 1606. “These feasts were often attended by Indians of all ages and both sexes, sometimes twenty or thirty being present. The colors were selected to reflect the natural beauty of the island and the characteristics of its people. Bliny (����� - a kind of buttery crepe) was and is baked and eaten as a symbol of the sun.

Sep 20

On Mother's Lap

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Blessed food, decorated eggs, church services, Easter palms, and seasonal markets help to mark this springtime celebration of faith, joy, treasured customs, food, and family. Bonfires are lit outside. 4 Fesivus -- a celebration for the rest of us: This is a new celebration, created in 1966 and popularized on a Seinfeld comedy episode in 1997. Public schools aren't supposed to put on Christmas-themed concerts, but they do.

Sep 20

Doug Counts Down (Doug Picture Book)

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I hope I answered your question. lxlSammlxl answered Wednesday November 1 2006, 6:55 pm: Alright, not trying to be mean hun.. but you're not the one to judge. Mistletoe is a parasitic plant that attaches itself to trees, never touches the ground and can bear fruit in the winter. Slovaks prepare the traditional Christmas bread potica, bûche de Noël in France, panettone in Italy, and elaborate tarts and cakes. If you are planning a funeral, with the body present, soon after death, and if no plans have yet been made, you may want to hire an event planner or celebrant to assist with logistics.

Sep 20

Five Little Monkeys Bake a Birthday Cake (A Five Little

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It should be taken only by those who are fully mature enough to realize the commitment required and the significance. Other sources report that the name comes from a corruption of an older name: ���������, which came from the words "����" (meat) and "�����" (empty). But the Julian Calendar established a year that was longer than the solar year by about 11 minutes, amounting to about one day every 130 years. Among Ashkenazic Jews, this usually includes latkes (pronounced "lot-kuhs" or "lot-keys" depending on where your grandmother comes from.

Sep 20

Mother's Day Crafts (Holiday Crafts)

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It might also serve as a reminder to stand up to authority, as Galileo stood up to the church. [Note: Not an established holiday (yet) – I totally made it up!] Just before his death in 1543, Copernicus published his book, On the Revolutions of the Celestial Spheres, proposing the crazy, but accurate, idea that the Earth orbits the Sun. Generally, holidays are intended to allow individuals to celebrate or commemorate an event or tradition of cultural or religious significance.

Sep 20

Presidents' Day (Holidays and Festivals)

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Some even take up a liquid-only diet or fast from food entirely. S. stating mutual relations will improve; at 2 p.m., all U. Stephen’s day is known as Boxing Day which is a national holiday. We often listen to what we feel are Have To's, instead of what our instincts tell us. Y., celebrates its 50th anniversary as the laying of a cornerstone for a soldiers' monument takes place there; the chapel of Dutch Neck Church in Princeton Junction, N.

Sep 20

Halloween (Holidays and Celebrations)

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Recognizing the Festival/Holiday: Black, red, and green streamers, balloons, and flowers are used to decorate during Kwanzaa, along with African sculptures and artwork. Baha’u’llah taught that humanity is one single race and the age has come for its unification in a global society. So she banished Rama and Sita his wife to leave the kingdom forever. It is a Christian holiday, but it is also observed by many non-religious people who participate in its secular traditions. This day is traditionally a religious feast, but since the 1900s has become an occasion for celebration the night of December 31, called New Year's Eve.

Sep 19

May Day/Lei Day

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During the fast they do not eat nor drink between sunrise and sunset. Serve international food like sushi or timsum from Asia or Mediterranean couscous for a change. How did Christmas come to be celebrated on December 25th? Thanksgiving dinner (turkey) is held on this day, usually as a gathering of family members and friends Valentine's Day or Saint Valentine's Day is a holiday celebrated on February 14. How the day transitioned from a focus on religious martyrdom to romantic love is still an open question. more» First designated to celebrate the birthday of George Washington, the first president of the United States, government officials eventually included anti-slavery President Abraham Lincoln in Presidents� Day.

Sep 19

Presidents' Day (Holiday Histories)

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Readers can also learn much more about the issues and documents that focus on the Revolutionary War era. As Mayor Riley was introducing me for the invocation, several City Council members got up and walked out. The eleventh-grader also takes her studies very seriously. "Hannah is a straight-A student," her mother May said. "If she misses one day of school she has a panic attack." "It's like missing a week of school," Hannah said. Some international initiatives came to Lithuania, including the Museum night (May 19th) when museums are free of charge and open longer.

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