Today is Mardi Gras, the last day of Carnival and the last day before the lent season begins tomorrow. I have the pleasure of welcoming back Diana Gordon with a contribution to Discovering Traditions, she is shedding some light on the Mardi Gras celebrations in New Orleans. Last time she was a guest on my blog … Continue reading Discovering Traditions: Mardi Gras by Diana Gordon
Traditions are everywhere, every country, region, town, village, even family has a different way of celebrating or honouring their traditions. On the 31st of December 2015, a new series of guest posts was started on my blog, with the first post being New Year's Eve Celebration Soviet Style by Dr Gulara Vincent. It will hopefully be the first … Continue reading Traditions are everywhere!
I have mentioned before, that in my family the Christmas tree is revealed on the 24th of December, this way it can be fully enjoyed during the twelve days of Christmas. Some people have the tradition to take it down on Epiphany after letting all the candles burn to the end, others, according to wikipedia, … Continue reading Christmas Decorations… – Hugh’s Photo Challenge: Week 8 – Charity Christmas Tree Topper Challenge
One Tradition After Another by Kerry K December was always one full month of delicious food, seasonal scents, jingle bells, and sparkle. All month long, one tradition after another, each one better than the last. My younger brother and I were born blind, the two youngest in a family of four. The surfaces of the … Continue reading Advent Calendar Day 20: One Tradition After Another by Kerry K
Holidays are: food and family by Robin Rivera My paternal grandmother made her own tortillas everyday. Although she died of breast cancer when I was only nine, the thing I remember best is her cooking, she kept us well-fed. But it wasn’t always that way, my father told stories about all the nights he went … Continue reading Advent Calendar Day 19: Holidays are: food and family by Robin Rivera
A Stinking Hot, Australian Christmas by Rowena Newton If you’re someone who insists on a white Christmas and needs a hot roast with your boiling hot Plum Pudding, perhaps you’d better visit someone else for Christmas lunch. However, if you’re feeling game, you’re invited to celebrate a true-blue Aussie Christmas with us. We’ll be celebrating Christmas … Continue reading Advent Calendar Day 17: A Stinking Hot, Australian Christmas by Rowena Newton
A Whirlwind by Camille de Fleurville A whirlwind. A turmoil. Laughs and plays. Whispered secrets. Doors quickly shut with a swish and a smile. Christmas has always been a time of waiting and of joy. A time of recollection as well. A time of night that slowly rises into dawn, from dark blue through purple, … Continue reading Advent Calendar Day 14: A Whirlwind by Camille de Fleurville
Christmas Memories of Rome by Judith Works This time of year I often pause to remember the many Christmases in Rome my husband and I enjoyed. Our favorite sight was the delightful Christmas market filling the spacious Piazza Navona with toys, candy and figures of a wizened old granny, la befana, who flies through the … Continue reading Advent Calendar Day 9: Christmas Memories of Rome by Judith Works