Many funerals in the United States have a similar tone and structure. The mood is somber, mourners wear black, the deceased are eulogized, prayers are said and fragrant flowers abound. After the ceremony, friends and family often gather for a meal. In other places…Read More
It is customary to have music and dancing at Canadian weddings. Many receptions include various dance traditions to honor the wedding party and encourage guests to participate in the fun on the dance floor.
Customary Schedule of Wedding Dances
Even though Easter and Christmas seem to get all the attention, the Christian Church has a number of other important holy days during the year. Trinity Sunday and the Feast of Corpus Christi, also known as the Corpus Christi Festival, are two such occasions. Both h…Read More
According to the American Pet Products Association’s 2013-2014 National Pet Owners Survey, over 68 percent of U.S. households have pets, which includes over 83 million dogs. These animals are an important part of many families, and including them in wedding cele…Read More
Apocalypse is a word used to describe the total destruction of the world. The “end of days” and Armageddon are other terms for expressing the same idea. Events that cause catastrophic damage such as hurricanes and earthquakes, or a total collapse of the stock …Read More
May 22 was a historic day for marriage equality. Ireland became the first nation in the world to legalize same-sex unions by popular vote. Over 60 percent of Irish citizens voted in favor of the measure.
The country’s constitution will be changed in order to ref…
Pope Francis has been one of the most transformational religious leaders in modern history. He is also well on his way to being one of the most beloved. One reason for all the adoration of His Holiness is because he has made the poor a top priority.
Commitment to t…
Beltane, also known as May Day, is one of the most important Wiccan festivals of the year, and is celebrated on May 1. In the Southern Hemisphere, it occurs on October 31 or November 1. It commemorates the arrival of spring and symbolizes rebirth and fertility. The…Read More
Close to 25 percent of the world’s population is Muslim, and Ramadan is Islam’s most holiest times. It always falls on the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, which is lunar based. In 2015, Ramadan begins at sundown on June 17 and lasts until July 16. T…Read More
Pentecost Sunday is one of the most important days of the year in the Christian Church. It always occurs 50 days, or seven weeks, after Easter. Pentecost means “50” in Greek. The holiday is a moveable feast, meaning the date is different each year. In 2015, Pe…Read More