Last night Rob and I visited downtown Salisbury to watch the lighting of the Christmas Tree and the huge Menora on the plaza. We found a group of kids making their own Gingerbread houses. It was impressive and fun seeing the glee in the children's eyes creating their magical house. It brought back memories. The holiday season is the time for kids and adults, who are still young at heart.
"Christmas is an annual festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ, observed most commonly on December 25 as a religious and cultural celebration among billions of people around the world." Wikipedia. See Google: christmas for Christians
Christmas is an annual festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ, observed most commonly on December 25 as a religious and cultural celebration among billions of people around the world. A feast central to the Christian liturgical year, it is preceded by the season of Advent or the Nativity Fast and initiates the season of Christmastide. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christmas
I found it interesting and wonderful that the city also placed a Menorah next to the christmas Tree.
"The menorah (/məˈnɔːrə/; Hebrew: מְנוֹרָה [mənoːˈɾaː]) is described in the Bible as the seven-lamp (six branches) ancient Hebrew lampstand made of pure gold and used in the portable sanctuary set up by Moses in the wilderness and later in the Temple in Jerusalem. Fresh olive oil of the purest quality was burned daily to light its lamps. The menorah has been a symbol of Judaism since ancient times and is the emblem on the coat of arms of the modern state of Israel."https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Menorah_(Temple)
We wandered through the Plaza, with numerous Arts and Crafts being offered. We found an interesting shop making costumes for the Gothics and Renaissance fairs.
Stopping by at a Mission office, we even won raffle tickets and nice prizes, for instance, cosmetics and Starbucks gift cards.
We met Daniel Johnson, Chief Meteorologist of 47 abc and the CW#, along the way.
All in all it was quite eventful and got us in the holiday spirit.
and here is our Event for the Holiday Season:
Be our guests on Saturday & Sunday
December 9 & 10, 2017 for our 4th Annual Holiday Open House
in our Art Studio in Salisbury
Enjoy our art: new, original Zen Art paintings, Mixed Media,
Photography, “Art Jewelry” with semi-precious stones,
and refreshments getting you into the Holiday Spirit.
Bring your family and friends to our artful surroundings.
For those, new to our circle of Art Friends,
Christina Jarmolinski is a professional artist, instructor,
also offering new visual meditation classes and author.
Rob de Koter is a Dutch photographer and web designer.
Nativity Scene by Christina Jarmolinski
Please note: All art is for sale. We accept all cards.
* A percentage of the proceeds from this Art Sale will be donated to:
CCART, The Cavallaro & Cleary Visual Arts Foundation
Providing scholarships to talented senior high students
wishing to pursue careers in the Visual Arts.
A showcase window of our Ft Myers Art Gallery @ Christmas 2010, photography Rob de Koter