Plan your Galentine’s Day

Plan your Galentine’s Day

Plan to celebrate an alternative to Valentine’s Day, with friends. Sarah Ban Breathnach suggests a tea party the week before the day. The TV show Parks and Recreation celebrated “Galentines Day” on February 13, celebrating “lady friends”, and this has now caught on...
February week one

February week one

Hello, February! Today, February 2, is a lesser known holiday called Candlemas. In some cultures, Candlemas marks the last day of the Christmas season. In the Christian church, Candlemas is a day to bless candles that are to be used throughout the year. You can read...
Ways to celebrate Twelfth Night

Ways to celebrate Twelfth Night

I know it is hard to believe, but tonight is the traditional Twelfth Night after Christmas. Unless you say it’s tomorrow night. There’s still that strange counting issue that occurs among different religions and cultures. For some cultures, this was the...
Welcoming back the ’20s

Welcoming back the ’20s

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How to watch the 2020 Tournament of Roses Parade

How to watch the 2020 Tournament of Roses Parade

Since I grew up in Southern California, I love to get up at 8am and curl up in my pajamas and watch the New Year’s Day Rose Parade in Pasadena. As a child, I was aware that this parade was televised at least nationwide, if not globally. Our local TV stations all...
Boxing day

Boxing day

Did you have a merry Christmas? Whether imperfect or not, I hope it was very magical for you. Today begins the first of the 12 days of Christmas. Or the 2nd day. It depends on which source you believe. If Christmas is day zero, then the 12 days beginning today will...