Ancient tradition

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The evening of Midsummer’s Day, the power station Square in Whalton, a small village in the north of England, lights up fiery red. Baal’s fire tradition – locals build a bonfire and light it – is meant to bless the harvest of the season and has continued uninterrupted for centuries. The Mari Lwyd tradition in South Wales is so old …

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Churches must evolve thoughtfully over time

Young people would just say “this is what it is”. Elderly people would say “it is not what it used to be”. We are talking about the church, of course … this rock of the ages, bearer of tradition through the ages. But if you’ve been careful over the last half century or so, you’ve seen tradition erode at times, …

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IO Saturnalia! Latin students announce ancient Roman festival of peace and harmony – Mainline Media News

During the dark days of December, in many mainline schools, students will be heard exclaiming the celebration “IO SATURNALIA!” », A bugle call throughout the centuries of the Roman feast of Saturnalia. The commemoration originated in ancient Rome in honor of an early god-king named Saturn who was renowned for the goodwill and prosperity of his reign. According to tradition, …

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How to buy the perfect Christmas present

“It’s also important to pay attention to their interests and conversation flow. Did they mention a concert they are going to attend or a motorbike they have watched? These are all clues that could help you find the perfect gift. Step two: track down your recipient Fear not, it has less to do with sitting in a car parked outside …

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Clark appointed to the Board of Directors of Dry Stone Conservancy

Dane R. Clark of West Union has been appointed to the Board of Directors of Dry Stone Conservancy. (Photo provided) Press release Dane R. Clark of West Union has been appointed to the Board of Directors of Dry Stone Conservancy. Located in Lexington, Ky., Dry Stone Conservancy is a non-profit organization established in 1996. Today, Dry Stone Conservancy is leading …

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Hanukkah offers a lesson in addiction management

The eight-day Festival of Lights that begins Sunday night is a celebration of spiritual freedom that marks the triumph of a small group of the oppressed over a mighty army. But for Rabbi Michael Perice, the Hanukkah message strikes more deeply than that of an unlikely military victory over 2,000 years ago in the Land of Israel. The holiday commemorates …

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An ancient tradition revived when the city’s Christmas lights come on

Redruth Wassail braved his traditional city pub crawl despite high wind and rain from Storm Arwen Despite very strong winds and persistent rain from Storm Arwen, knocking down trees, causing power cuts and creating travel chaos through Cornwall, a town was filled with music and color thanks to the revival of a ancient tradition. Redruth Wassail was first resurrected in …

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Rare and highly anticipated Native American restaurant debuts in Oakland

Inside Wahpepah’s Kitchen, the new Native American restaurant in Oakland’s Fruitvale neighborhood, bright yellow shelves are stocked with jars of sumac berries, blue cornmeal, black beans, and other Indigenous ingredients. These shelves are “chef-owner Crystal Wahpepah’s interpretation of an Aboriginal pantry,” she says. All you see is what we harvest and cook. Despite its historical heritage, Native American cuisine is …

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Paleozoic plymouths

This fall marks the 400th anniversary of a gathering in 1621 of members of the Wampanoag Nation and European settlers near Plymouth, Massachusetts. Historians are still debating the exact circumstances of the gathering, but the story inspired the modern American tradition of Thanksgiving, which was designated a national holiday by Abraham Lincoln in 1863. For many Native Americans, however, it …

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BRATTLEBORO— “Evolving Traditions,” a new exhibit at the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center (BMAC), features the work of 15 Guild of Vermont Furniture Makers and six collaborating artists. Tom Bodett, Timothy Clark, Greg Goodman and Charles Shackleton led the creation of the exhibit, which is on view until February 13, 2022 and includes their work. The exhibit “highlights the creative …

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