Viewing cherry blossoms has been a national pastime in Japan since the 8th century. An awareness of their impermanence is known in Japan as “mono no aware.” The blossoms remind us that nothing in this world is permanent, and that we should be fully present in the moment to witness and appreciate ...
Celebrate many Chinese New Year activities: putting up decorations, watching lion or dragon dances, offering sacrifices to ancestors, eating a family reunion dinner on New Year's Eve, giving red envelopes and other gifts and finally, fireworks. (with faces and music)
Mary Sue Wilkinson of Singing Heart to Heart leads up in a festive sing-along of Christmas classics: Jingle Bells, Jolly Old Saint Nicholas, Go Tell It On The Mountain, Deck the Halls, Away in a Manger, Up on the Housetop, Silent Night, and We Wish You a Merry Christmas.
This Read-Along of John McCrae’s poem In Flanders Fields honors those who fought in battle and those who died. This WWI poem was the inspiration for people in Commonwealth Countries to wear a poppy on November 11th. (with music, sounds, voice and captions)