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Geek Pride day / Towel day | Somewhere in the world today…

Did everyone remember their towel today?

Geek Pride day / Towel day | Somewhere in the world today….

Picture: Happy Towel Day by Mely-o, on Flickr

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Mexican Pinata

Mexican Pinata

No Mexican fiesta is complete without a pinata! Fill it with sweets and take turns to bash it with a stick until they all fall out!

In Mexico, piñatas are believed to have originated among the Aztecs and Mayans, who made clay pots in the shape of their gods. The pots were meant to be broken forcefully with poles and sticks, so the contents spilled to signify abundance or favors from the gods.

Later the Spanish missionaries adopted the the piñata to lure converts by changing the traditional clay pot ceremonies into religious instruction sessions. They made brightly colored paper piñata shaped like a star with seven points, each point representing one of the seven deadly sins, and the bright colours representing temptation. The blindfold symbolised faith, the stick virtue, and all the goodies inside the piñata symbolised the riches of the kingdom of heaven, thus teaching that with faith and virtue one could overcome sin and receive all the rewards of heaven.

We have a selection of Mexican Pinatas available for sale in our shop. Take a look!

October 25th 2010: Karwa Chauth Vrat

Karwa Chauth Vrat Karwa Chauth is a festival full of legend and tradition celebrated by all married Hindu women, mostly in Northern India. During the day they fast for the long life, health and prosperity of their husbands. The event is growing bigger with each passing year and nowadays, Karwa Chauth is more for fun than a serious festival. Read full post on Karwa Chauth Vrat Picture: karwa chauth henna from HennaLounge … Read More on Karwa Chauth Vrat

February 22nd & October 22nd: Abu Simbel Sun Festival

The Abu Simbel Sun Festival, celebrated at the spectacular sun temple at Aswan in Southern Egypt, is an awe inspiring event that amazes all who get the opportunity to experience it.

Read full post on the Abu Simbel Sun Festival

October: Mes Morado, Procession of the Lord of Miracles

Procesión Señor de los MilagrosOctober is Mes Morado (or purple month) in Lima, and the faithful dress from head to toe in purple as a sign of their devotion to El Señor de los Milagros. This Christ figure, known for its miracle-working powers, is housed in the Church of the Nazarenes, in the city of Lima and thousands of purple clad worshippers come to pray and make offerings during the month of October.

Read full post on Mes Morado and the Procession of the Lord of Miracles

September / October: Dussehra Festival / Vijayadashmi

Dussehra is a Hindu festival celebrated all over India. It is also known as Vijayadashmi (‘Vijay’ meaning ‘victory’ and ‘Dashmi meaning ‘tenth day), as it is believed that it was on this day that Lord Rama killed the demon-king, Ravana and rescued his abducted wife Seeta. It signifies the triumph of good over evil and the legendary triumph is reenacted in an explosive style.

Read full post on the Dussehra Festival / Vijayadashmi

September / October: Bathukamma festival

Elaborate floral displays topped by a pumpkin flower (Bathukamma) are worshipped as the embodiment of the goddess Gauri, the goddess of womanhood.

Read full post on  Bathukamma festival

Henna Mehndi Henna designsHave a night in with the girls. Try some traditional Henna Mehndi designs (and a spot of flower arranging, singing and dancing!). Henna is typically applied during special occasions like weddings and festivals. Take a look in the shop!


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