Juneteenth, A Important American Observance

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Juneteenth, also known as Juneteenth Independence Day or Freedom Day, is an American holiday that commemorates the June 19, 1865, announcement of the abolition of slavery in the U.S. state of Texas, and more generally the emancipation of enslaved blacks throughout the former Confederacy of the southern United States. (From Wikipedia)

Happy Ramadan Mubarak – As-salāmu ʿalaykum

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To all in the Muslim community celebrating the month of Ramadan I wish you peace during this time of prayer, fasting and reflection. May we find connections to bring us together and to seek new ways of understanding. As-salāmu ʿalaykum to everyone.

Happy Hanukkah, A Festival Of Faith and Light – #hanukkah #jewish

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Hanukkah is celebrated around the world for eight days and nights. Hanukkah celebrates the victory of the Maccabees or Israelites over the Greek-Syrian ruler, Antiochus about 2200 years ago. A Menorah is a special nine-branched candelabrum, also known in Hebrew as a Hanukiah.

To all my Jewish friends and fellow bloggers who are celebrating this time of faith, light and love have a wonderful time of being together in family and community.

Happy Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo—or the fifth of May—commemorates the Mexican army’s 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War (1861-1867). – From History.com

In more contemporary terms it another reason to celebrate and have a good time. Food, drink and revelry will be the order of the day. Enjoy it my friends. Be safe though.

Twelfth Night Party

Tonight we had some friends from our former church over for a Twelfth Night Party. It is a celebration to teach the significance of the Epiphany which is the conclusion of the Christmas season. This was a night of fun where we had food, did a play of sorts and exchanged gifts in the spirit of a “dirty Santa” way. This is something we do each year and its a great time to get together with friends.