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  • Hanging red lanterns is a Chinese/Lunar New Year tradition.
    Chinese New Year traditions
    The Chinese New Year is one of the most celebrated holidays on earth. Falling between January and February, the Chinese New Year adheres to the ancient Chinese calendar and is often regarded as being akin to Christmas. Chinese New Year is actually...
  • The Wheel of the Year
    The sabbat Imbolc and its traditions: Part 2
    Imbolc is the third sabbat out of eight on the Witches’ Wheel of the Year. It is a festival held to honor spring. At this time, practitioners express gratitude for the slow return of daylight as the days grow longer. Specific goddesses,...
  • Wheel of the Year
    The sabbat Imbolc and its traditions: Part 1
    In the earliest part of February, some pagans celebrate Imbolc every year. The month of February and the sabbat are considered a time to purify, renew, and refresh. In some circles, the Full moon of this month is called the Quickening moon as this...
  • Experience Old World Germany
    Experience Germany living traditions and customs
    Germany has many living traditions you can experience during your visit."According to the GNTB quality monitor, ‘Traditions and History of the Region’ is one of the top ten reasons tourists decide to visit Germany. With this new...
  • A Christmas Eve Tradition from an Italian-American Perspective
    A Christmas Eve Tradition from an Italian-American Perspective
    During this time of year there is a dichotomy of emotions that most everyone over 40 (and maybe it applies to anyone who has lost family) experiences, as turkeys are dressed and doors are donned with wreaths. On one hand, there is a joy and...
  • Thanksgiving turkeys
    Simple ideas to create a family Thanksgiving memory
    Thanksgiving is coming, and that means more than just a holiday. Yes, even homeschoolers have been known to take a break from daily lessons to celebrate Thanksgiving. However, while taking a break from the normal routine or curriculum, you can...
  • Award winning guides can lead you to a catch of a lifetime
    Orvis recognizes top endorsed sporting operations worldwide
    The Orvis Company has announced the winners of the 2014 Endorsed Lodges, Outfitters and Guide Awards. There are eight categories; three for lodge operations, four for guiding operations and one lifetime achievement award. These awards are chosen...
  • Namedays are still in style ...
    Namedays: Still a Robust Greek Tradition
    Today is the day you will see a number of people post good wishes on my Facebook timeline. But it won’t be for a birthday, anniversary, or graduation. This day is much bigger than that in the eyes of Greeks, whether they live in Greece,...
  • Gung Hay Fat Choi
    Gung Hay Fat Choi, Happy New Year and the start of the Year of the Horse
    Growing up in San Francisco, provides children and grandchildren with some exceptionally wonderful expereinces. The diversity of the population, and the many cultural, religious, and ethnic traditions that are celebrated here, make San Francisco...
  • Santo Nino Church on December 25, 2013
    Traditions - the good, the bad and the meaningful
    Traditions.Traditions are important. They provide us continuity. Once a season or every year we look to repeating something we’ve done the year or years before in hopes of offering familiarity. Birthdays are celebrated with cake, even if we...
  • Boxing day
    Celebrate Boxing Day today
    December 26 is Boxing Day. It has nothing to do with pugilism, the sport of hand boxing. Boxing Day celebrations in some from date back at least to feudal times, possibly even to ancient Roman times.The idea is a time to give to those less...
  • Home for the holidays
    Home with family for the holidays
    With two weeks to go before Christmas, there is a lot in the news about holiday cheer! Years ago, it seemed this point in December, people were recuperating from the beautiful long Thanksgiving weekend, saying goodbye to fall for another year, and...
  • Christmas lighting
    Color lights or all white?
    As the holiday season is upon us, it's always enjoyable to ride around the towns looking at the beautiful display of lights around neighbors' homes. Do you hang lights from your rooftops, outdoor trees and bushes, project light stencils...
  • Yolanda Foster
    ‘RHOBH’ star Yolanda Foster reveals her Thanksgiving traditions
    “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star Yolanda Foster may have grown up in Holland where they don’t celebrate Thanksgiving, but it sounds like she has learned the ropes of the holiday weekend and now she is going all out to...
  • A precious time with my dad
    Always and for everything giving thanks
    "Give thanks to the LORD for He is good; His love endures forever." 1 Chronicles 16:34"Always and for everything giving thanks in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to God the Father." Ephesians 5:20Thanksgiving is special to me...
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