One of the most important Hindu festivals, Janmashtami (Krishna Jayanti) is the birthday of Lord Krishna, the eighth re-incarnation of Lord Vishnu who gave the vital message of the Bhagwat Gita – the guiding principles for every Hindu.
Across India there will be ceremonies and prayers at temples dedicated to Krishna. The day before may consist of fasting and prayer up to midnight, the time at which it was said that Krishna was born.
Many colourful legends tell of Krishna’s life and he is a prominent figure in Hindu writings.
As a child he is noted for his pranks such as the aforementioned butter stealing and images of him as a child often show him dancing joyously and holding a ball of butter in his hands.
As a adult, he is most commonly depicted as a dancer or a lover, often playing the flute and surrounded by adoring women. In one story, it is said that defeated the many headed serpent Kaliya by dancing it into submission.
As India celebrates its 72nd Independence Day on August 15, Indians across the world are all excited for this important day.
Indians including celebrities are sharing what freedom means to them and how they define independence on this historic day. On the eve of the Independence Day, people on social media paid tributes to those who fought and made the supreme sacrifice to free the country from the British Raj. While others marked the occasion with patriotic songs and dance.
And as the celebrations for the historic day begins, here is how people on social media are observing this day.
How is it celebrated?
It is celebrated with a day off and with great color in what is probably the most spectacular national day in the world.
There are many religious celebrations across India.
It is also marked among those who migrated to western countries like Britain.
The India tricolour flag is raised and the Prime Minister gives a speech.
India has always been close to my heart, so in spirit I wish everyone from India and who is Indian a Happy India Independence day!
love, k ❤
Memorial Day is observed on the last Monday of May. It was formerly known as Decoration Day and commemorates all men and women who have died in military service for the United States. Many people visit cemeteries and memorials on Memorial Day and it is traditionally seen as the start of the summer season, even though summer is not until June 21st, 2018, it is the beginning of beach and bbq season and seen as the kickstart of the summer season.
Memorial Day has become less of an occasion of remembrance. Many people choose to hold picnics, sports events, bbq, and family gatherings on this weekend. For the fashion conscious, it is seen as acceptable to wear white clothing, particularly shoes from Memorial Day until Labor Day. However, fewer and fewer people follow this rule and many wear white clothing throughout the year.
As our nation celebrates Memorial Day on this beautiful weekend, we could take the opportunity as well to reflect on the sacrifice of the members of our armed forces who gave their lives so we can enjoy freedom and prosperity in the greatest human experience ever known.
We could also take time to reflect on what we can do for those currently serving, the veterans who have returned home, and the future soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines of our republic.
National Strawberries and Cream Day is today!! May 21st.
Fresh strawberries and homemade whipped cream is a must when strawberries are in season. They are the divine, perfect, refreshing, light snack on a beautiful warm day!
Strawberries are a very healthy snack as they are low-fat, low in calories and an excellent source of vitamin C, fiber, folic acid, and potassium.
Enjoy this Strawberries and Cream Recipe
love, k ❤
National Cherry Cobbler Day is dedicated every May 17th to the delicious tart dessert that many enjoy with ice cream.
In the United States, cobbler refers to a variety of dishes that consist of a fruit filling (cherry being a popular choice ) covered with a batter or pie crust that is then baked. Some cobblers have both a top and bottom crust.
Cobblers originated in the early British American colonies. It was because of the lack of suitable ingredients and proper cooking equipment that the English settlers were unable to make their traditional suet puddings, so to improvise, they covered a stewed filling with a layer of uncooked biscuits or dumplings.
A cherry cobbler differs from a crisp as a cobbler lacks oatmeal. Sometimes the cobbler is topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream!
Enjoy this Cherry Cobbler recipe! #CherryCobblerDay
love, k ❤
In Mexican culture, Cinco de Mayo May 5th holiday is a day honored and acknowledged as a landmark in the nation’s endless battle for independence. This marks the day that the Mexican Army defeated the French at the 1862 Battle of Puebla. Now throughout the world, Cinco de Mayo has been adopted and adapted as a day of color, celebration and vibrant festivity.
The lights, the music, the color, the spirit! Make this Cinco de Mayo one to remember.
Happy Cinco de Mayo!
love, k 🙂
May you feel the hope of new beginnings, love, and happiness during this joyful Easter holiday!
The Equinox is a powerful moment in time. These powerful waves of Light that are being received at this time of Equinox transition (change of seasons) are assisting you to release and clear away remnants of old time lines.
Whatever is leaving your life at this moment is not necessary for your higher purpose, new creations and journey. As you let go, you are making space for dreams, manifestations, and creations that have more clarity and are in resonance with higher frequencies.
Open your heart to receive the light of these powerful waves of #equinox energy.