Started by vandermolen, December 24, 2012, 12:36:02 AM
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Quote from: Papy Oli on December 25, 2012, 02:05:48 AMMerry Christmas and season's greetings to all of you from sunny North Brittany
Quote from: Brian on December 25, 2012, 05:36:48 AMAh, I see you have escaped winter in Suffolk, but have not gone too far!
Quote from: The new erato on December 24, 2012, 12:43:10 AMLikewise from Norway!
Quote from: Coopmv on December 29, 2012, 07:43:34 AMEvery year in Norway is a good year, unlike the US ...
Quote from: Pohjolas Daughter on November 29, 2021, 08:05:49 AMA very Happy Hanukkah to all who celebrate it! ❤️PD
Quote from: SonicMan46 on November 29, 2021, 08:43:17 AMHi PD - Susan & I have a 'mixed' marriage, she being Jewish and I brought up as Catholic; but she likes to celebrate Hunukkah by lighting the candles on a menorah (actually I'm the controller of the shamash) - she has a collection of five menorahs (one not shown in the first pic a while ago); the top right image is our usually used menorah (fully lit after 8 nights); last year, she wanted to change, so the bottom pic is our newest and more 'modernistic' menorah fully lit a year ago. Dave
Quote from: Pohjolas Daughter on November 29, 2021, 08:57:55 AMCool photos! Nice that you can share and respect each other's faiths and holiday traditions. Here: debating how much decorating for Christmas to do this year. Currently taking a shot break before going back to debunnyfying the living room, etc. PD
QuoteA Moravian star (German: Herrnhuter Stern) is an illuminated Advent, Christmas, or Epiphany decoration popular in Germany and in places in Europe and America where there are Moravian congregations, notably the Lehigh Valley of Pennsylvania and the area surrounding Winston-Salem, North Carolina. The stars take their English name from the Moravian Church, originating in Moravia. In Germany, they are known as Herrnhut stars, named after the Moravian Mother Community in Saxony, Germany, where they were first commercially produced.
Quote from: SonicMan46 on November 29, 2021, 09:23:15 AMWell, when our son lived w/ us, he got a small toy each night of Hanukkah, and we also did a Christmas tree when he would get a bunch of more substantial presents - now with just the two of us (and of course Susan never having celebrated Christmas), we do no decorating. BUT, there is a tradition here in Winston-Salem, which started out in the 1760s in the Moravian community of Salem - current Moravians (and others who are not but like the tradition) will put up a lighted Moravian star (see below) usually at the doorway and often will also place white candles in each window of the house - makes for a pleasant appearance at night; our two neighbors (not Moravian) follow the tradition. Dave
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