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Article: Celebrations



There are many types of celebrations as well as reasons why they are done. Among them are:

  • Birthdays
  • Births
  • Holidays
  • Job Opportunities
  • Just Because
  • Marriage
  • Promotion

The list can go on and on. Below are some events that are the most celebrated. 

The Super Bowl

The Super Bowl is the annual championship game of the National Football League (NFL). Since 2004, the game has been played on the first Sunday in February. It is the culmination of a regular season that begins in the late summer of the previous year.  The game was created as part of the merger agreement between the NFL and its rival the American Football League (AFL). It was agreed that the two champion teams would begin playing in an annual AFL–NFL World Championship Game until the merger officially began in 1970. The first game was played on January 15, 1967 after both leagues had completed their respective 1966 seasons. After the merger, each league was re-designated as a "conference", and the game has since been played between the conference champions to determine the NFL's league champion. The NFL restricts the use of its "Super Bowl" trademark, and it is frequently referred to as the "big game" or other generic terms by non-sponsoring corporations.

FUN FACT!  Did you know that The Super Bowl is the second-largest day for U.S. food consumption, after Thanksgiving Day?

Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year is associated with several myths and customs. The festival was traditionally a time to honor deities as well as ancestors. Within China, regional customs and traditions concerning the celebration of the New Year vary widely and the evening preceding Chinese New Year's Day is frequently regarded as an occasion for Chinese families to gather for the annual reunion dinner. It is also traditional for every family to thoroughly clean their house, in order to sweep away any ill-fortune and to make way for incoming good luck. Another custom is the decoration of windows and doors with red paper-cuts and couplets. Popular themes among these paper-cuts and couplets include that of good fortune or happiness, wealth, and longevity. Other activities include lighting firecrackers and giving money in red paper envelopes. For the northern regions of China, dumplings are featured prominently in meals celebrating the festival. It often serves as the first meal of the year either at midnight or as breakfast of the first day.

FUN FACT!  Did you know that 2021 is the year of the Ox?

Pingxi Lantern Festival (the Lantern Festival)


The Lantern Festival symbolizes reunions, and it is also a time of socializing and freedom. The many activities include moon-gazing, lighting lanterns, riddles, lion dances and eating rice balls.

FUN FACT!  Did you know that this is the “true” Chinese Valentine’s Day?

Mardi Gras

The origins of Mardi Gras can be traced to medieval Europe, passing through Rome and Venice in the 17th and 18th centuries to the French House of the Bourbons. From here, the traditional revelry of "Boeuf Gras," or fatted calf, followed France to her colonies. New Orleans was established in 1718 by Jean Baptiste Le Moyne de Bienville. By the 1730s, Mardi Gras was celebrated openly in New Orleans, but not with the parades we know today. In the early 1740s, Louisiana's governor, the Marquis de Vaudreuil, established elegant society balls, which became the model for the New Orleans Mardi Gras balls of today.

Mardi Gras is French for "Fat Tuesday", reflecting the practice of the last night of eating rich, fatty foods before the ritual Lenten sacrifices and fasting of the Lenten season.

FUN FACT!  The colors of Mardi Gras beads are more important than the act of throwing them. Green beads symbolize faith, purple (justice) and gold (power).

The Rose Festival

The Rose Festival is a major cultural event held every year at the Zakir Hussain Rose Garden in Chandigarh, India.  It was established in 1947, and has been celebrated every single year since then. The festival pays tribute to the magnificence of roses and nature in general.

The Zakir Hussain rose garden hosts many other cultural events along with the rose garden festival. This is a botanical garden that was named after India’s former president Zakir Hussain. The garden is known to be the largest rose garden in Asia. This garden hosts not only roses but also other medicinal plants like Bel, Behera, Harar, Camphor and many other useful plants. This garden grows almost 1600 different species of roses.

FUN FACT!  This celebration is also called the Festival of Gardens.

Whether you celebrate Sports, Flowers, National Events or Special Holidays, the most important celebration that supersedes all others is the Celebration of Human Life and being Parents. Be together, eat together and eat wholesome, hearty foods that keep your energy flowing. Celebrate Life and let those around see you on the go with a tote that can keep up with Mother Nature! Isn’t it time to find your celebration?  Find your color at T|W Tote

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