There were sounds of joy and clapping afterwards. The excitement in the ladies faces as they all gathered together to catch the bouquet which was full of white roses with silver petals. The women jumped and fought to reach it. The cheers as the bride maid caught the bouquet of sweet smelling rose pedals. My wedding day turned out to be the most amazing and memorable day of my life.
Vietnamese New Year Vietnamese New Year, or Tet for short , is considered the biggest and the most important festival in Vietnam. Began on the first day of the first month in Lunar Calendar, Tet is the longest holiday and includes three periods, known as Tất Niên (Before New Year's Eve), Giao Thừa (New Year's Eve), and Tân Niên (the New Year). Tet is the occasion for Vietnamese to exprsee their respect for their ancestors as well as welcoming the new year with hopes and happiness. Before New Year's Eve, the general atmosphere leading up to Tết covers in everywhere. Vietnamese spend a few days cleaning their homes and decorating the house with spring flowers, cooking traditional Tết food and waiting for relatives to return home.
“Will you spend Tet(New Year) with your family?” Everybody asks this question in late winter. All Vietnamese are thrilled by the advent of Tet because it brings hope for a successful year, and it is an opportunity for people encounter together after a busy year. Tet is an important holiday in Viet Nam. Viet Nam has many traditions and Tet is the popular tradition. When Tet’s coming, people who work far away go back to their homeland for a family reunion on New Year.
Ethnic tribes around Mt. Apo usually gathered during the harvest-time when they had a bountiful harvest to give thanks to their gods particularly the all-powerful Bathala (supreme God). According to legend, the occasion is noticeable by happiness, singing, and dancing, as well as offerings to their divine protectors. The festival is celebrated in the month of August with floats of fresh flowers and fruits, and indak-indak sa kadalanan or street dancing in colorful costumes. A variety of tribes parade the streets with their tribal costumes and jewelry.
Celebrating Christmas there is a great experience, and everybody is joyful and thankful. If the American Thanksgiving and Christmas were combined into one big holiday, it would be like Denmark’s Christmas. For the children, it starts December 1st, and they count down the days until Christmas eve. To get into the spirit the families sing Christmas carols, and set up decorations on the days before the 25th. The carols are very similar to ours, and include Frosty the Snowman#, Joy to the World#, Silent Night#, and the ever-popular Jingle Bells#.
Children are given gifts from Hajji Firuz and families usually give the younger generation money. The money that is given is usually given in brand new one dollar bills.The Persian New Year is a big historical celebration that has many traditions including, Hajji Firuz, Sizdah Bedar, and the Haft-seen. Hajji Firuz is the prophet of the “Norouz” season. He symbolizes the rebirth of the
The bride’s relatives dance holding Armenian Gata (a sweet Armenian cookie) in their hands (Suny, Ronald G. 1983). This shows that they are glad to welcome the groom’s family. They take the gifts from groom’s family and give them the Gatas. During this process the bride
When General Phan Tay Nhac passed away the Thi Cam's villager respected him as a village tutelary god. Every year, the villagers hold a festival to tribute him and his wife. The festival is celebrated on 8th first lunar month. It has been handed down through many generation as a fine traditional in spring and attracts many people both of local residents and visitors each year. The festival not only commemorates the village tutelary god but also shows love and respect to
We gather around, eating, opening gifts, talking and laughing. It may seem so simple, but I am always anxious for each upcoming holiday or celebration, because I cannot wait to spend the quality time with those I love. Saturdays were my favorite day of the week when I was growing up. Somehow, they had become my mom, sister, grandmom and my special day
Jawahar Lal Nehru was fond of both children and roses. He said that children were like the rosebuds in a garden which should be carefully and lovingly nurtured, as they were the future of the nation and the citizens of tomorrow. Children also loved him very much and gave him the endearing name of Chacha Nehru. Jawahar Lal Nehru birth is celebrated as a Childrens day in all over India. Most schools have cultural programmes for the day, with the students managing it all.