Category Archives: Ceremonial

All things related to the traditions of ceremony.

Meaning of Thanksgiving

Though there still remains some level of controversy surrounding the actual history and reasons of what we know today as Thanksgiving it is very likely that it can be traced back to England and the Puritans.  In England in the … Continue reading

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Don’t be an April Fool

Recognized throughout most of the countries of the world, the origin April Fool’s Day can be traced back to the 1500’s.  The Julian Calender was instituted in 45 BC and it wasn’t until 1582 that a few changes were made … Continue reading

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The Dalmation:Trusted Firehouse Dog

The dalmation is a widely recognized dog whose breed has been traced back to Dalmatia in the Republic of Croatia. Its spotted appearance has been associated with Disney’s 101 Dalmations and Budweiser but perhaps is best known as the “firehouse … Continue reading

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Mistletoe: What’s “up” with that?

The mistletoe, as it turns out, is largely a parasitic plant that can live on its own as a free standing plant but is more often seen tangled within the branches of trees and shrubs. For many cultures throughout history … Continue reading

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Weddings: Rings and Things

A “ring” finger can be found on both hands of a woman so why is it that the left hand should bear the wedding ring? According to the Romans, there is a vein called the “vena amoris” that leads directly … Continue reading

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