Sounds of the Season

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During the rule of Antiochus, Jews played a diversion similar to the modern dreidel game. 

Sounds of the Season: Hanging of the Greens

Dec 7, 2012
Jason A. Frizzelle

In Roman times, evergreens were a symbol of fertility, peace and joy.

Amanda Greene / WilmingtonFAVS

Caroling is synonymous with Christmas.  Yet the tradition actually began from the practice of singing songs during church processions in the Middle Ages. 

Sounds of the Season: Thanksgiving Prayer

Nov 21, 2012

In 1789, President George Washington deemed November 26th a day of “sincere and humble thanks,” though the practice of yearly gratitude had existed in some states since the 1600s. 

Hindus locally and worldwide just finished celebrating Diwali, the colorful New Year Festival where prayers are made to the elephant god Lord Ganesha and to the Goddess Lakshmi for wealth and wisdom.