14 mai 2013
Par Karine JULES (Collège Catherine de Vivonne, Rambouillet (78)) le 14 mai 2013, 21:48
Mother’s Day is celebrated in the United States on the second Sunday of May. So this year it was celebrated on Sunday, May 11th
Historical origins of Mother’s Day
• The ancient Greeks celebrated the Mother of the Gods, Rhea, with festivals in the spring.
• The English tradition of Mothering Sunday allowed workers the day off in order to visit their mother church, the one they were baptized in. This day off turned into an occasion for family gatherings,
• But most of all ,today’s Mother’s Day owes thanks to the American women Julia Ward Howe and Anna Jarvis, who worked hard to establish a Mother’s Day tradition. Jarvis went on to begin a letter writing campaign and organize Mother’s Day Work Clubs that focused on local cleanliness and health. She chose the carnation to be Mother’s Day’s symbol. Mother’ Day was officially established in 1914, but Jarvis became distressed with the nature of the holiday in the 1920s due to its escalating commercialization and she spent the rest of her life trying to abolish it ! • Since the creation of the Mother’s Day International Association in 1992, popularity of Mother’s Day globally has improved.
They give gifts or cards. Common gifts include candy, flowers, jewelry, perfume, and other treats.
• They gather for dinner during which they can also eat a Simnel cake • They attend religious service
• They organize picnics or parties
You can also watch this video to learn more
Par Karine JULES (Collège Catherine de Vivonne, Rambouillet (78)) le 14 mai 2013, 21:18
27 avril 2013
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25 avril 2013
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17 avril 2013
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13 avril 2013
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11 avril 2013
Par Karine JULES (Collège Catherine de Vivonne, Rambouillet (78)) le 11 avril 2013, 19:22
A nice object indeed !
04 avril 2013
Par Karine JULES (Collège Catherine de Vivonne, Rambouillet (78)) le 04 avril 2013, 22:59 - Oral presentations 2012-2013
Par Karine JULES (Collège Catherine de Vivonne, Rambouillet (78)) le 04 avril 2013, 22:57 - Oral presentations 2012-2013
Today we've listened to Aymane and Théo's presentation on Easter. They brought chocolate eggs for those who could answer their questions !
Read their glog and the following summary to know more
A few historical reminders
Easter was originally a pagan festival.
Pagan traditions give us the English word "Easter" which comes from the word "Eostre". The Anglo-Saxon word for April was "Eostre-monath" (the month of openings). However, it should be remembered that Christians celebrated the resurrection of Christ long before the word "Easter" was used, and the word they used for the celebration was "Pascha", which is derived from and linked to the Jewish festival of Passover.
According to Bede, the English monastic historian, the English word Easter comes from the Anglo-Saxon name for the month of April, which was known as "Eostremonath" in the AngloSaxon tongue and since Pascha was most often celebrated in Eostremonath, the English Christians began calling it "Easter". Bede also notes that the month was named after the Anglo-Saxon goddess Eostre.
Rituals related to the goddess Eostre focus on new beginnings, symbolized by the Easter egg, and fertility, which is symbolized by the hare (or Easter bunny).
Why does the date of Easter move?
Easter is called a moveable feast because the date of Easter changes every year. Easter Sunday can fall on any date from 22 March to 25 April.
The reason for this variation in the date of Easter is based on the lunar calendar rather than our more well-known solar one.
Easter always falls on the first Sunday following the full Moon (the Paschal Full Moon) after 21 March. If the Full Moon falls on a Sunday then Easter is the next Sunday.
A few symbols and traditions
· The Easter bunny : it was the symbol of fertility of the goddess Eastre
· · The Easter egg : The exchange of eggs in the springtime is a very old custom . The egg was a symbol of birth in most cultures .
· Hot Cross Buns are traditionally eaten hot or toasted on Good Friday ( Vendredi Saint) , with the cross standing as a symbol of The Crucifixion. Yummy and scrummy !
Morris Dancing can also be performed but not necessarily for Easter though…
Here is a link if you want to watch it .http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b1gPT6pTTB8
Optional : here is a link to know how easter is celebrated around the world:
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