Happy Monday! It’s time for Did You Know. Yesterday marked the beginning of the Chinese New Year celebrations. This is the Year of the Rabbit. But did you know Chinese New Year and Lunar New Year are the same celebration? It’s true. The holiday is referred to as the Lunar New Year because it follows … Continue reading Did You Know …?
Happy Monday. It’s time for Did You Know. There are a lot of differing opinions about listening to audiobooks vs visually reading a book, but did you know listening to audiobooks can be therapeutic? It’s true. For many, the first experience of books is not reading to ourselves but being read to by others: parents, … Continue reading Audiobooks
Happy Monday and Happy New Year. It’s time for Did You Know. January was named for the Roman god Janus, known as the protector of gates and doorways, who symbolized beginnings and endings. Janus is depicted with two faces, one looking into the past, the other with the ability to see into the future. The … Continue reading January
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Merry Yule! Happy Winter Solstice! May the light of the sun shine on you and yours this Yuletide Season.
Happy Monday! It’s time for Did You Know. You are probably familiar with the seasonal tradition of the Yule log and have likely heard the Christmas carol “Deck the Halls” lyric “troll the ancient yuletide carol.” Today, “Yule” and “Yuletide” are largely associated with Christmas, but did you know the meaning behind Yule is quite … Continue reading Yuletide Season
Hanukkah Sameach! May this festival bring blessings upon you and your family.
Happy Monday! It’s time for Did You Know. ‘Tis the season for folks to argue over the use of the greeting “Happy Holidays!” But did you know saying Happy Holidays dates back to the 1860s? It’s true. Saying Happy Holidays during December is neither new nor PC. The phrase was used in newspapers and other … Continue reading DID YOU KNOW: Holiday Edition
Happy St. Nicholas Day! Also known as The Feast of Sinterklaas. Yesterday, we discussed Krampus and how Krampusnacht was the night before St. Nicholas Day, the saint’s day for St. Nicholas. Today, let’s take a brief look at St. Nicholas. Yes, St. Nicholas was a real person. He was a bishop in the 4th century … Continue reading Sinterklaas