The Reformation of the sixteenth century forced Protestants to attack the historical origins of Christmas. Through this attack, two views of Christmas’ origins resulted. Proponents of the History of Religions Theory believe Christmas is a Christianized version of pagan celebrations, such as the birthday of Sol Invictus on December 25, which were acknowledged during the same date on the Roman calendar. Believers in the Calculation Theory argue that Christ’s birth is determined by chronological speculation (Nothaft). The best description of the Calculation Theory is detailed in Thomas J. Talley’s 1986 monograph, Origins of the Liturgical Year (Nothaft).
Nobody knows Shakespeare’s true birthday. The closest we can come is the date of his baptism on April the 26th, 1564. By tradition and guesswork, William is assumed to have been born three days earlier on April the 23rd, a date now commonly used to celebrate the famous Bard's birthday. Shakespeare invented the word "assassination". There are only two authentic portraits of William today; the widely used engraving of William Shakespeare by Martin Droeshout first published on the title page of the 1623 First Folio and the monument of the great playwright in Stratford's Holy Trinity Church in Stratford.
Preparing a Smashing Pumpkin Pudding It's that time of year again, pumpkin season! Two wonderful family holidays are just around the corner. Traditionally, we spend Thanksgiving or Christmas (or both) with the family to have a nice holiday dinner. There is always delicious food prepared for dinner, but what's dinner without dessert? The most traditional holiday dessert is pumpkin pie, but how about "spicing" that dessert up a little this year?
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Women in the southeastern counties of the state made delicious, crispy pies encasing every fruit in the region. “It may be,” states Frederick Klees, “that during the Revolution men from the other colonies came to know this dish in Pennsylvania and carried this knowledge back home to establish pie as the great American dessert” (191). Additionally, this pie gained popularity at the triumphant end of the war and the beginning of our country. The recipe migrated north, farmer’s wives learned to make this more involved pie, and consumption swelled. Colonists loved pie so much they ate it for every meal, but, notably, not every farmer could afford it.
We see that in A temporary Matter the story start after the birth of the dead child so the reader get to know about the existence of love only through Shukumar’s memories. The food is also giving a bit of a character analysis of Shoba. On pg 6; the extra bottles of olive and corn oil endless boxes of pasta, sacks of rice and slices of lambs all represent Shoba’s love for cooking and her organization. Then on pg 7; the recipes being dated is highlighting the same character of Shoba being organized. Then on pg 9; we also have the mention of a surprise birthday party that was given to Shukumar by Shoba on his birthday in her ... ... middle of paper ... ...’, etc.
In my thoughts, I can clearly smell once again the delightful smell of the cookies and that wonderful turkey. I can feel the warmth of that old coal stove, and most of all, I can still feel the warmth of the love within the family. Right up the alley from my house, was the Zion Lutheran Church, where the Boy Scouts sold Christmas trees every year. Somehow they always had one too many and they would ask us to take it off their hands. My Father, brother, and I would sit for hours changing light bulbs trying to find the one that was bad in the string of lights from last year.
Christmas Eve celebration are different for everyone. For example, the Mexican family “would eat tamales, enchiladas, sopapillas, and pozole” (McKay 1), Mary Devitt’s family has “the turkey dressing was the same every year” (Tapper 1), or pre-Christmas by Jere Armen is “celebration with food and presents” (1). My family’s Catholic Vietnamese celebrates the Christmas with many activities. In order to increase the Christmas in the air, my father and I decorate the Christmas tree together and put it in the living room. The tree is more brilliant when my father hangs colorful LED lights on the tree.
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