Showing posts with label holidays and celebrations. Show all posts
Showing posts with label holidays and celebrations. Show all posts

05 February 2019

Chinese New Year Symbols of Prosperity : Fruit

Today is February 5, 2019 and it's Chinese New Year – Year of the Pig. 



Adding on additional content to my previous post celebrating Chinese New Year, its customs and traditions.  Here is a little more info about the cultural traditions and symbols of prosperity. In the previous post, the spotlight was on flowers as an important part of the decorations for the Chinese New Year celebration.  This time it's on fruit.  Tangerines and oranges to be specific.



"The bright orange color of the fruits also symbolizes 'gold'; hence it has an auspicious meaning to bring in good luck and wealth."








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Related Links ~ Learn more about CNY traditions: 






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07 December 2018

3 Famous Ghost Ships and Their Interesting Stories

The most famous ghost ship is the Flying Dutchman, which I knew nothing about other than the fact there was a vessel by that name and there was a movie made about it, set sail in 1680 and the first time it was spotted was about 200 years later and various more sightings ever since. Sounds believable!


HUBPages Contributor Teresa Coppens tells the stories behind The Flying Dutchman and three other ships: the Mary Celeste, the Octavius, and the Caleuche.


Famous Ghost Ships




- According to legend, the Mary Celeste was found abandoned, the crew disappeared and the only trace they left behind was their last meal. An unexplained mystery to this very day. But there is no shortage of theories.

- The Octavius left London in 1761 with the goal of transporting cargo to China. The intended destination was reached but on the return voyage, the ship got stuck in the Arctic ice because the captain thought he could take a shortcut to get back to England. Discovered thirteen years later. Guess where the vessel AND the entire crew were found?

- The story of the Caleuche is a legend in Chilota mythology. There are water spirits (with cute names: Sirena Chilota, Pincoya and Picoy), a ship with a mind of its own, lost shipwrecked souls brought back to life to party with music and laughter, kidnapped fishermen who have to serve the happy people, warlocks, and sorcerers allowed to come on board but not permitted to mess with the partying passengers. The people of southern Chile may truly believe it, but unbelievers like me would say the tales are loaded with the stuff of Halloween.





Famous Ghost Ships

Ghost ships bring to mind vessels materializing from a fog shrouded ocean. These ships represent a number of mysterious possibilites: manifestation of a tragedy that befell the crew of a long ago vessel; vessels found floating without crew, all hands on board missing and a mysterious tale begging to explain the tragedy.



I am also a HUBPages Contributor using the pen name "cmoneyspinner1tf". My HUB tells the stories of lost ships.  Not ghost ships.  These vessels were lost but then found.


True Stories of Ships Lost at Sea



True Stories of Ships Lost at Sea

In the Walt Disney film "Shipwrecked" (1990), a young boy whose sailor-father is injured and can no longer work as a seaman. The 14-year old boy must take his father's place and work to earn money for his family. On his first voyage, the ship sinks because of a hurricane and he ends up on a jungle island.





24 October 2018

Modron, The Autumn Equinox ~ The Beginner’s Guide To The Wheel Of The Year (Reblog)

Found this post via the Authentic Blogger Group on Facebook. When the link was shared the image was a cornucopia. Grabbed my attention right away. Great intro to Celtic festivals and love the art!
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     The Wheel Of The Year calendar comprises four Celtic fire festivals interspersed with two solstice and two equinox celebrations.  September’s Equinox denotes the height of the Autumn season.
     The Autumn Equinox is named variably as Modron (Mother Goddess) or Mabon (Divine Son) – deities from Welsh Mythology who can be found in The Legends Of King Arthur.
     Modron is a harvest and fertility goddess who shares characteristics with the Roman Ceres.  On the agricultural calendar Lughnasadh (August) is The First Harvest (grains and cereals) and The Autumn Equinox (September) is The Second Harvest (fruits and vegetables). ...

Originally posted on Lily Wight:
     Updated 23/09/2014

https://foxnet2017.tumblr.com/post/179401786901/halloween-in-ireland-the-history-of-this-celtic

https://foxnet2017.tumblr.com/post/179401854041/wheel-of-the-year-the-eight-pagan-holidays


02 July 2018

Celebrating Independence Day? Happy Fourth of July!

Greetings!  My fellow Americans (and non-Americans who celebrate The American Dream!).  Will you be celebrating America's birthday, the 4th of July? 
  
Beach? 
 Cookout? 
 Parade? 
 Movies? 
 Protesting in our nation's capital (or the border)? 
 Singing the National Anthem?  (Standing Up or Kneeling?)
 Participating in an act of charity? 
 Visiting a Native American reservation? 
 Attending Worship Service? 
 Other? 




♥ ♥ ♥ Wherever you and whatever you do, 
have a happy and safe holiday!  ♥ ♥ ♥  


22 November 2017

Thanksgivings Around the World

“The world celebrates Thanksgiving for very different reasons and in very different ways; what unites the occasions are a communal feeling of gratitude.”

Do you know how other countries celebrate Thanksgiving?

Click here.




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Thanksgivings Around The World

In Ancient Greece, a three-day Autumn festival was held to celebrate Demeter, the goddess of food grains. Thesmosphoria was a celebration of fertility, both of the earth and of women. The Greeks ate in-season fruits, pigs, and cakes. Very similar to this was the Roman festival of Cerelia.

Top 200 Thanksgiving Recipes

Whether you're terrified because you're new to the whole holiday entertaining family and friends tradition and never cooked a meal for anybody OR you're an experienced host or hostess but need some new recipes idea and/or need to make changes to the feast because of the dietary restrictions or requirements of some of those invited to partake, you might find this recipe collection invaluable.

25 Vegan
25 Paleo
25 Gluten Free
25 Low Carb
100 Traditional Recipes


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Happy Thanksgiving!









EES shares recipes, cooking tips
and all things foodie!

 


31 October 2017

My Best of Halloween Posts on G+ - Halloween ~ Thanksgiving ~Christmas!

Winding down the year of 2017. It has been a productive and profitable year for Home Business Works (formerly Cmoneyspinner's Home Business Projects).  Today is October 31st and this is the last post at My Blog Stop! for the month.  Thanks for visiting, reading, and subscribing.  There are 2 more months left in 2017.  Let's hope they are happy and peaceful. 








My Best of Halloween Posts on G+ - Witches, Sorcerers and Wizards!

So witches, sorcerers, and wizards are not the same? 

What else don't I know?


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My Best of Halloween Posts on G+ - Texas

Over the years, there have always been various businesses and organizations around Texas wishing folks a Happy Halloween. Here are a few.

Happy Halloween from Texas!



















My Best of Halloween Posts on G+ - Anime Art Fans

Sharing cool Halloween anime art found on Google Plus. If you have time hope you check out some of my posts celebrating this fun and spooky holiday. Stay safe!

Happy Halloween! Thanks for stopping by!
Hope you're having a great day!






















28 October 2017

My Best of Halloween Posts on G+ (and Pinterest) - Halloween Moons

Pictures, photographs or artwork of the moon that evoked the mood of Halloween.















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My Best of Halloween Posts on G+ - Ghost Ships

Halloween is the time for everything ghostly and haunted. All in fun. Many interesting stories to be told. Especially about ghost ships.

H*A*P*P*Y * * H*A*L*L*O*W*E*E*N!


















My Blog Stop! ~ Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween!

Celebrating Halloween all month long in October here at My Blog Stop!

Be safe and enjoy the holiday! 




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Check out the other Halloween posts at this blog.

12 October 2017

My Best of Halloween Posts About the Black Cat

A Halloween celebration would be incomplete without a black cat.  

Do you think black cats are bad luck or good luck?  

Did you know that in a certain part of the world "giving a bride the gift of a black cat is thought to bring her good luck"?  

In my world, I believe a cat is just a cat, no matter what color the feline may be.  But during the Halloween season, it could be fun to dress up as a black cat!  Buy the cat mask and the rest of the outfit is left up to your imagination!  This is my way of celebrating the black cat.  😉

Venetian Masquerade Mask Luxury Sexy Black Cat Lace Mask For Fancy Dress Halloween Costume Party Girls/Women


Cute Black Cat Art Picture Pendant
Statement Chain Necklace by Vibola (Black)


Guide to Halloween Superstitions

















Black Cats are not just for Halloween!
But black cats are perfect for Halloween! 
Agree? :)












Celebrating the Halloween holiday all month. Check out my other blog posts.



Where to Find Free Music for Halloween



My Pick for Best of Halloween Spooky Scary Stories



Best of Halloween Costume Ideas - Queen for a Day and More!



Halloween Movie : MANIAC COP (1988) ~ What's on Your Watch List?



My Best of Halloween Posts on G+ - Gothic Garden



If You Could Create A Monster (Reblog)



Happy Halloween! “Trick or Treat for UNICEF!” #BeScaryGood



Decided on What to Wear for Halloween? Use Your B-Day to Decide.



Imagine Yourself an Exotic Belly Dancer





11 October 2017

My Pick for Best of Halloween Spooky Scary Stories

In the mood for a really spooky scary story for #Halloween?

Or do you just want to know what human beings are capable of doing to other human beings?

This story is about an entire family who had an insatiable craving for consuming human flesh. The incidents happened circa 1400 A.D. They were finally brought to justice and executed. 

Executed??!!  Can't believe they didn't have a lawyer to plead insanity as their defense. For sure, they were all basket cases!! 

Read about:






Happy Halloween!
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09 October 2017

Best of Halloween Costume Ideas - Queen for a Day and More!

Saw a picture of Beyoncé dressed up looking like a queen holding a scepter (below) and got inspired for a Halloween costume idea.  Be a queen!

This is a Marie Antoinette-style gown. Eh!  We know her history.  Try not to think about the fact that she lost her head.  Just think of all the pretty gowns she wore.








* * * Other costume ideas?


  • Arabian costumes.  Why not be a genie?  Remember the old comedy TV show "I Dream of Jeanie".

  • Mother and Daughter Matching Witches from the Wizard of Oz.










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