Sounds of the Season http://whqr.org en Sounds of the Season: The Dreidel Game http://whqr.org/post/sounds-season-dreidel-game <p></p><p>During the rule of Antiochus, Jews played a diversion similar to the modern dreidel game.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 12 Dec 2012 10:00:00 +0000 Amanda Greene 28580 at http://whqr.org Sounds of the Season: The Dreidel Game Sounds of the Season: Hanging of the Greens http://whqr.org/post/sounds-season-hanging-greens <p></p><p>In Roman times, evergreens were a symbol of fertility, peace and joy. Fri, 07 Dec 2012 16:09:28 +0000 Amanda Greene 28397 at http://whqr.org Sounds of the Season: Hanging of the Greens Sounds of the Season: Carolers to sing at Dickens Christmas Festival http://whqr.org/post/sounds-season-carolers-sing-dickens-christmas-festival <p></p><p>Caroling is synonymous with Christmas.&nbsp; Yet the tradition actually began from the practice of singing songs during church processions in the Middle Ages.&nbsp; Wed, 28 Nov 2012 23:22:58 +0000 Amanda Greene 27996 at http://whqr.org Sounds of the Season: Carolers to sing at Dickens Christmas Festival Sounds of the Season: Thanksgiving Prayer http://whqr.org/post/sounds-season-thanksgiving-prayer <p></p><p>In 1789, President George Washington deemed November 26<sup>th</sup> a day of “sincere and humble thanks,” though the practice of yearly gratitude had existed in some states since the 1600s.&nbsp; Wed, 21 Nov 2012 12:59:00 +0000 Amanda Greene 27659 at http://whqr.org Sounds of the Season: Thanksgiving Prayer Sounds of the Season: Sanskrit chanting in Diwali ceremony http://whqr.org/post/sounds-season-sanskrit-chanting-diwali-ceremony <p>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. Mon, 19 Nov 2012 11:00:00 +0000 Amanda Greene 27515 at http://whqr.org Sounds of the Season: Sanskrit chanting in Diwali ceremony