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New Year's Day Snow


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It's snowing!  I love the snow.....And, in my family, when it snows on New Year's Day or Christmas, it means "new beginnings"  and good ones to boot. So glad to see it coming down out there. 

I wonder, does anyone else have a superstition about New Year's Day in their famiy?  Would you share it?

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justxploringComment by justxploring - January 2, 2008, 1:21 am
No, not personally, but I wanted to tell you how pretty your picture is, Spy. Some religions celebrate the coming of a New Year on a different date. In the Jewish religion, New year is strictly a religious holiday and a time to become very introspective, think about what you've done all year and plan to atone for your sins & begin anew. As a child I was told it's a time of judgment when God looks down and decides who will stay and who will not in the next 12 months. It's also a night to light a candle for each of your loved ones that are no longer here and to say a prayer. It's not on Jan 1 (usually falls in Sept/Oct) but it's the same concept. So happy 5758 !!   :-)
angelmComment by angelm - January 2, 2008, 6:00 am
I like the snow but I hate driving in it!
spy153Comment by spy153 - January 2, 2008, 7:30 am
What is that day called justxploring? I don't know the Jewish festivals like I should. But I like learning about them from those who actually celebrate them. And this one sounds beautiful.
justxploringComment by justxploring - January 2, 2008, 7:42 pm
I'm not very religious that way, Spy. I don't want to get too deep into it here, but I also go to church. I believe in all things spiritual (or at least I try to) Anyway, the New Year starts with Rosh Hashana. There are 10 days of personal introspection, re-examination and repentence that end with Yom Kippur when there is a 24 hour fast ending with the blowing of the shofar (which is an ancient trumpet made from an animal's horn) Then there is a feast to break the fast and begin the new year. I'd be lying to you if I said I ever spent 10 days in prayer, introspection and repentence.
spy153Comment by spy153 - January 3, 2008, 11:08 am
funny, I's be lying if I said I haven't.
justxploringComment by justxploring - January 4, 2008, 6:30 pm
10 days consecutively? Wow - good for you!

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