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Happy Chinese New Year 2017 – Year of the Rooster & Some Fascinating Info on Chickens

Happy Chinese New Year!
2017 – The Year of the Rooster

January 28, 2017 is Chinese New Year. In China, Chinese New Year is celebrated over a course of a few weeks to ring in the New Year. During the celebrations families get together with large feasts, some visit their hometown villages, and visit with friends to wish them prosperity and good luck in the coming year. Continue reading Happy Chinese New Year 2017 – Year of the Rooster & Some Fascinating Info on Chickens

Celebrating the Indian Harvest Festival of Shankranthi

After days and weeks of solid good rain here in Northern California, we finally see some sunshine ūüėäūüĆě. ¬†It seriously feels like spring – Not! Birds are chirping as if it is spring, little do they know that rain and cool temperatures are coming back very soon – within a few days ūüĆß.

But as far as celebrating weather goes, it is the perfect warm weekend here to celebrate a farming harvest festival called Shankranthi which is observed all over India on January 14th. Continue reading Celebrating the Indian Harvest Festival of Shankranthi

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!
Wishing you and your families many warm and loving sharing moments on this very special holiday.

On this Thanksgiving holiday, I would like to convey my heartfelt thank you to all my blog readers and followers. Thank you for taking the time to read what I write and publish, for all your comments, and for your encouraging words. I truly appreciate it. Continue reading Happy Thanksgiving!

Celebrating the Fall Festival of Golu

The girls, Hitesh and I recently celebrated¬†the South Indian fall festival of Golu,¬†and what a fun time we had visiting all our friend’s and families‚Äô homes to view their Golu displays. What is Golu?¬†Golu is observed every fall during the ten-day Indian festival of Navrathri¬†and¬†is celebrated in South Indian Tamil homes, especially by the women of the household. Continue reading Celebrating the Fall Festival of Golu

An Invitation to a Passover Seder Dinner

Our friends Dave and Rose recently invited a few of their family friends to¬†a Passover Seder Dinner at their home, and we were honored to be included.¬†This was our first invitation to a Passover Seder dinner. ¬†I had never been to a Seder party before and asked Rose about it. She explained that this dinner is the beginning of Passover, which is the¬†¬†Jewish festival in celebration of the¬†Israelites’ departure from ancient Egypt and their emancipation¬†from slavery. Continue reading An Invitation to a Passover Seder Dinner