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LOHRI BONFIRE FESTIVAL FROM PUNJAB, INDIA!!!

For the people of Punjab, the festival of Lohri holds a great significance, as it marks the harvesting season and the end of the winter season.  The main event is the making of a huge bonfire which is symbolic of the homage to the Sun God for bringing in warmth.  Celebrated on January 13th every year.  Lohri festivities are associated with the harvesting of the Rabi crops.  There is a special significance attached to the celebration of Lohri as this day the sun enters the rashi (zodiac) of Makara (Capricorn), this is considered auspicious as it signifies a fresh start.    Lohri has special significance for the agriculturists because, it marks the beginning of a new financial year, on this day they settle the division of the products of the land between themselves and the tillers.  Lohri assumes greater significance, if there has been a happy evet in the family, such as the birth of a child or a marriage in the past year.  The family then plays host to relatives and friends and &qu…

GINGERBREAD COOKIE RECIPE!

This recipe and tutorial comes from www.sweetopia.net/ . Have some baking fun and enjoy!





Awaken your tastebuds (and possibly a hungry Yeti) with this om-nom-nominable gingerbread cookie recipe.
Since the sweet success of the last illustrated recipe, Magically Royal Icing, it was pretty much a no brainer to create another for you to enjoy. This time we’ve ramped up the efforts to bring an animated version along with a separate, printer-friendly version. Feel free to share your thoughts below and share either version of the recipe wherever you like! Direct Links to recipe:
ANIMATED VERSION
PRINTABLE VERSION
Thanks to my amazing designer/art director Arthur Kononuk, for creating this adorable illustrated recipe and intro for me! I love it and hope you do too. xo, Marian

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