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Chinese New Year Feb 16

This year, according to the Chinese almanac is the Year of the Dog. This particular Year of the Dog is the year of the brown earth dog, brown being a color associated with earth. There are a lot of customs … Continue reading

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Caturday Thoughts – Spring Commences lì chūn 立春 Feb 4th

As a solar term, Spring Commences had already entered people’s lives in the Spring and Autumn Period (770-476 BC). At that time, there were eight solar terms. According to some experts, the 24 solar terms were used for the first … Continue reading

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Caturday Thoughts – Imbolc and Candlemas

Imbolc or Imbolg, is an old traditional festival marking the beginning of spring. Most commonly it is held on 1 February, or about halfway between the winter solstice and the spring equinox. There is evidence it has been an important date since ancient … Continue reading

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Caturday Thoughts – How Far Did We Get?

The month is almost over. My birthday is tomorrow. I put up a website up for Kimchee and Catnip last year and trued to use it for something else beside a blog but it went nowhere. So I removed that … Continue reading

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Caturday Thoughts – Three Kings Day

For many Christians, the holiday season doesn’t officially end until the 12th day of Christmas known as the “Feast of the Epiphany” or “Three Kings’ Day”. The holiday marks the event recorded in the Bible, the adoration of the baby Jesus by … Continue reading

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Caturday Thoughts – New Year’s Eve

I haven’t gone out for New Year’s Eve since I lived in Annapolis in the 1990s. They had a lovely First Night in the historic district where I lived. Everyone was on foot and all the entertainment was within a … Continue reading

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Christmas Eve Part I

Americans often think of English traditions when they think of Christmas but Scandinavia does Christmas well also. They really make Christmas Eve into a special time and I have no compunction about emulating them and appropriating the customs I learned … Continue reading

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