Sounds of the Season Sounds of the Season: The Dreidel Game By Amanda Greene • Dec 12, 2012 Adiel lo, commons.wikimedia.org Listen Listening... / 1:22 Listen here. During the rule of Antiochus, Jews played a diversion similar to the modern dreidel game. Sounds of the Season: Hanging of the Greens By Amanda Greene • Dec 7, 2012 Jason A. Frizzelle Listen Listening... / 0:56 Listen here. In Roman times, evergreens were a symbol of fertility, peace and joy. Sounds of the Season: Carolers to sing at Dickens Christmas Festival By Amanda Greene • Nov 28, 2012 Amanda Greene / WilmingtonFAVS Listen Listening... / 1:10 Listen to the Merry Madrigalers here. 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 By Amanda Greene • Nov 21, 2012 Listen Listening... / 0:56 Listen here. 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. Sounds of the Season: Sanskrit chanting in Diwali ceremony By Amanda Greene • Nov 19, 2012 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.