Sounds of the Season

5:00 am
Wed December 12, 2012

Sounds of the Season: The Dreidel Game

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

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11:09 am
Fri December 7, 2012

Sounds of the Season: Hanging of the Greens

Jamie Cook, left, looks on as Shari Ulman lights the Advent Wreath during Hanging of the Greens Service at United Advent Christian Church in Wilmington, N.C. Sunday December 2, 2012
Jason A. Frizzelle

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

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6:22 pm
Wed November 28, 2012

Sounds of the Season: Carolers to sing at Dickens Christmas Festival

The Merry Madrigalers practice for their role as carolers in the first Charles Dickens Christmas Festival. L to R:Susan Desloge, Joanne Masino, Tom McCune and Larry Bochiaro
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. 

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7:59 am
Wed November 21, 2012

Sounds of the Season: Thanksgiving Prayer

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. 

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6:00 am
Mon November 19, 2012

Sounds of the Season: Sanskrit chanting in Diwali ceremony

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.

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