Let’s Celebrate: A Holiday Origins Podcast

RustyBrown

An exploratory dive into holiday history, why we celebrate, how our ancestors celebrated, and how the celebrations have evolved into what we know today. Each episode features a festive ‘CeLibation’ you can make at home to join in the celebration. read less
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Let's Celebrate: Imbolc
Feb 1 2024
Let's Celebrate: Imbolc
For the second season of Let's Celebrate: A Holiday Origins Podcast I will be researching and celebrating  the Celtic Wheel of the Year holidays. The first of which is Imbolc, the midpoint between the winter solstice and the spring equinox. In this episode I discuss the history behind it, how the people before us celebrated it, how it evolved into the holiday it is now, and I discuss how people have been reconnecting to Imbolc and how we can incorporate these traditions to celebrate these old holidays in a new way. The CeLibation for this episode is a Flowers in Winter CeLibation, inspired by Imbolc as the midpoint between the winter solstice and the spring equinox, with the floral flavors of chamomile to symbolize the coming spring and the burning cinnamon to symbolize both the sun's return and the winter’s flame coming to an end and the citrus is the all seasonal flavor to bring them together.  To make this CeLibation you need: 2 oz. Rum Juice from 1/4 lime 1/4 cup cinnamon-chamomile tea Garnish with a smoking cinnamon stick; you can either extinguish it in your drink for a smoky infusion, or stick it ember-up and inhale the Christmas-time scent as you sip For a mocktail make a chamomile tea, sweeten as you like, squeeze in the lemon or lime juice, chill or pour over ice and exchange the sparkling wine for sparkling water or ginger ale. And you can garnish with the smoking cinnamon stick for that winter flare. References:  https://m.economictimes.com/news/international/us/imbolc-how-to-celebrate-the-festival-which-marks-the-end-of-winter/articleshow/97527840.cms# https://www.mabonhouse.co/imbolc https://www.history.com/topics/holidays/imbolc https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brigid%27s_cross#Citations https://www.newgrange.com/imbolc.htm https://druidry.org/druid-way/teaching-and-practice/druid-festivals/imbolc https://druidry.org/resources/imbolc-a-solo-ritual https://www.homesandgardens.com/life-design/sound-cleansing https://solasbhride.ie/the-perpetual-flame/ https://brigidine.org.au/about-us/our-patroness/brigids-light-fire/ https://religionmediacentre.org.uk/factsheets/factsheet-the-festival-of-imbolc/
Let's Celebrate: Christmas
Dec 23 2023
Let's Celebrate: Christmas
In this episode I am celebrating the biggest, most popular holiday in America, It’s the most wonderful time of the year, Christmas! We’re going to look at the history of how it became a holiday and how people celebrate today as well as the history behind some of the most popular Christmas traditions. I also discuss the spirit of Christmas and why people believe there is magic during this time of year. Is it just Hollywood hoopla or is there something else behind the idea? The CeLibation for this episode is Buttered Rum CeLibation! To make this CeLibation you need: 2 tsp of maple syrup 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, softened 1 splash pure vanilla extract 1 dash ground cinnamon 1 dash ground nutmeg 1 dash ground allspice 2 ounces rum, a dark rum is traditional but I really enjoy Rum Haven’s coconut rum in this CeLibation as well.  4 ounces hot water Cinnamon stick, for garnish (Listen to episode for full recipe) Thanks for listening. If you you enjoy listening to today's episode, please consider Liking and Subscribing/Following and leave a review if you feel so inclined. And email or DM me you celebratory stories to be included in a future episode! Email: letscelebrate@gmail.com IG: @letscelebratepodcast YT: youtube.com/@letscelebratepodcast I'm glad you're here on this adventure with me and I hope you learn something new today! t richer. You can also top with whipped cream to make it even more decadent. Then garnish with your cinnamon stick. References:  https://www.thisiskatemurphy.com/post/the-celtic-calendar-the-wheel-of-the-year#:~:text=The%20Wheel%20of%20the%20Year%20is%20composed%20of%20eight%20High,birth%20to%20death%20and%20rebirth. https://www.history.com/topics/christmas/history-of-christmas http://www.cnn.com/EVENTS/1996/christmas/history.html#:~:text=The%20first%20time%20the%20birth,harvest%2C%20and%20the%20winter%20solstice. https://www.english-heritage.org.uk/christmas/the-history-of-christmas/ https://www.nationalgeographic.co.uk/history-and-civilisation/2021/12/how-christmas-has-evolved-over-centuries https://voiceandvisioninc.org/blog/entry/a-brief-history-of-christmas/ https://parade.com/living/history-of-christmas https://parade.com/living/christmas-symbols-meaning https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/holidays/christmas-ideas/g2972/surprising-christmas-facts/?utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=arb_ga_ghk_d_bm_prog_org_us_g2972&gad_source=1&gclid=CjwKCAiApuCrBhAuEiwA8VJ6JjHDS1iGHa1lbpXDfKhUImuweBwoVZjTDIpG23ZnUDE-XoeFXfXMYxoCAsgQAvD_BwE https://www.crosswalk.com/special-coverage/christmas-and-advent/what-is-christmas-understanding-the-history-and-origin.html https://www.visitnorway.com/typically-norwegian/christmas/ https://www.christopherroosen.com/blog/2021/12/12/cole-horsley-hill-inventing-the-christmas-card https://www.medievalists.net/2022/12/ancient-origins-christmas-magic/#:~:text=Ever%20since%20Luke%20recounted%20in,associated%20with%20magic%20and%20miracles.
Let’s Celebrate: Thanksgiving
Nov 23 2023
Let’s Celebrate: Thanksgiving
In this episode we're celebrating the Thanksgiving The CeLibation for this episode is A Cranberry Sangria For this celibation you need: 2 cups frozen or fresh cranberries 1 cup granulated sugar 1 cup water 1 (750-ml.) bottle white wine, chilled 1 large navel orange, thinly sliced 1 large Granny Smith apple, thinly sliced 1 (750-ml.) bottle brut Champagne, chilled (Listen to episode for full recipe) Thanks for listening. If you you enjoy listening to today's episode, please consider Liking and Subscribing/Following and leave a review if you feel so inclined. I'm glad you're here on this adventure with me and I hope you learn something new today! References: https://www.google.com/amp/s/indiancountrytoday.com/.amp/archive/what-really-happened-at-the-first-thanksgiving-the-wampanoag-side-of-the-tale https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.nytimes.com/2019/11/27/opinion/thanksgiving-history.amp.html https://www.google.com/amp/s/indiancountrytoday.com/.amp/archive/6-thanksgiving-myths-share-them-with-someone-you-know Tribal nations summit: https://indiancountrytoday.com/news/day-1-takeaways-from-tribal-nations-summit https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/statements-releases/2021/11/15/fact-sheet-building-a-new-era-of-nation-to-nation-engagement/ traditional thanksgiving foods and their indigenous backgrounds: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/style/wp/2018/11/16/feature/the-dishes-on-your-thanksgiving-table-have-deep-indigenous-roots-beyond-the-first-feast/ Primary sources of first thanksgiving https://www.pilgrimhall.org/pdf/TG_What_Happened_in_1621.pdf The Pilgrim’s Peace treaty with Massasoit and the Wampanoag https://pilgrimhall.org/pdf/Text_Treaty_with_Massasoit.pdf The Thanksgiving Book by Laurie C. Hillstrom https://womensenews.org/2003/11/sarah-hale-wrote-recipe-todays-national-feast/
Let's Celebrate: Death Holidays
Oct 30 2023
Let's Celebrate: Death Holidays
In this episode we're celebrating the Death Holidays; Samhain, Halloween, and Die de Los Muertos! We’ll be taking a look at how different cultures have celebrated death at the time of year when everything in the world seems to also be dying and discussing how we can look at death in a more positive light. And also how a holiday celebrating death has become a day when people dress up in costumes and ask their neighbors for candy.  The CeLibation for this episode is A Spiked Pumpkin Pie Spiced Apple Cider For this celibation you need:  Fresh apples Oranges Sweetener of choice Pumpkin Pie Spice Water Rum or Whiskey of choice (something dark and maybe spiced) Combine your ingredients in a large pot. Add the apples, oranges, and spices to a large pot. cover with water, leaving space at the top.Heat the cider over high heat until it reaches a simmer, reduce heat to medium-low, cover and simmer for about 1 hour, take the oranges out and squish the liquid out of them and leave only the apples. You can always peel the oranges before putting them in but then you won’t get the bitterness from the peel. It’s up to you. Mash the apples against the side of the pot to release their juices, but leave the smashed bits in the liquid. Add your sweetener of choice (honey, maple syrup or brown sugar). Then add more water and let simmer for another hour.Then, strain out the solid pieces by pressing them against a strainer to release all of their juices. Discard the solids (or save them for smoothies, cookies, or a cake). And then, your cider is all ready to go! Serve it warm. To spike it, add an ounce or so of your favorite dark or spiced .  Thanks for listening. If you you enjoy listening to today's episode, please consider Liking and Subscribing/Following and leave a review if you feel so inclined. I'm glad you're here on this adventure with me and I hope you learn something new today! References: Death Makes a Holiday: A Cultural History of Halloween by  David J. Skal https://amzn.to/3Sk3YFI https://www.history.com/topics/holidays/samhain https://www.babyquip.com/blog/spooky-history-of-halloween?utm_term=&utm_campaign=Search-International-Mexico_Generic&utm_source=adwords&utm_medium=ppc&gclid=CjwKCAjw-KipBhBtEiwAWjgwrDX3cvhql2Now9oCTQLXNBm3T59lxEuWNW9eoDscKICCwZ8KBURBPhoC7ekQAvD_BwE https://blogs.loc.gov/headlinesandheroes/2021/10/the-origins-of-halloween-traditions/#:~:text=Yet%2C%20the%20Halloween%20holiday%20has,costumes%20to%20ward%20off%20ghosts. https://www.history.com/topics/halloween/history-of-halloween https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halloween https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samhain https://www.countryliving.com/entertaining/a40250/heres-why-we-really-celebrate-halloween/ https://www.britannica.com/story/why-do-we-celebrate-halloween https://www.history.com/topics/halloween/day-of-the-dead https://ich.unesco.org/en/RL/indigenous-festivity-dedicated-to-the-dead-00054 https://www.pbs.org/newshour/arts/poetry/these-wicked-day-of-the-dead-poems-dont-spare-anyone https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Day_of_the_Dead https://ideas.hallmark.com/articles/fall-ideas/how-to-write-literary-calaveras-for-dia-de-muertos/ https://www.prensalibre.com/guatemala/comunitario/que-significa-la-antorcha-en-guatemala-y-por-que-se-enciende-cada-15-de-septiembre-por-el-dia-de-la-independencia/#:~:text=%E2%80%9CLa%20idea%20es%20recordar%20que,en%20generaci%C3%B3n%E2%80%9D%2C%20explic%C3%B3%20Chaj%C3%B3n.&text=Seg%C3%BAn%20Chaj%C3%B3n%2C%20el%20encendido%20tambi%C3%A9n,la%20libertad%20y%20la%20democracia. https://celticranch.com/blogs/celtic-culture/lughnasa#:~:text=Lughnasa%20is%20the%20first%20of,all%20%E2%80%93%20Samhain%20on%20October%2031. https://www.nationalgeographic.co.uk/history-and-civilisation/2019/10/la-catrina-dark-history-day-deads-immortal-icon https://www.npr.org/2021/10/30/1050726374/why-marigolds-or-cempasuchil-are-the-iconic-flower-of-dia-de-los-muertos https://dayofthedead.holiday/history/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Papel_picado
Let's Celebrate: La Dia de la Independencia or Central America's Independence Day
Sep 13 2023
Let's Celebrate: La Dia de la Independencia or Central America's Independence Day
In this episode we're celebrating La Dia de la Independencia or Central America's Independence Day! The CeLibation for this episode is A Classic Margarita! For this CeLibation you need : 2 oz. Tequila 2 oz. Fresh-squeezed lime juice 1 oz. Fresh-squeezed orange juice 1 tbs. agave Ice Lime wedges Coarse salt Wet and salt the rim of the glass. Mix all ingredients together, shake and pour over ice. Serve with a lime wedge For a mocktail margarita CeLibation: 2 oz. Fresh-squeezed lime juice 1 tbs. agave 2 oz. Fresh-squeezed orange juice 4 oz. sparkling water Ice Lime wedges Coarse salt You can salt the rim, shake all ingredients together except for the sparkling water pour over ice, topping it off with the sparkling water, give it a stir and serve with a lime wedge. Thanks for listening. If you you enjoy listening to today's episode, please consider Liking and Subscribing/Following and leave a review if you feel so inclined. I'm glad you're here on this adventure with me and I hope you learn something new today! References: https://blog.remitly.com/lifestyle-culture/independence-day-celebrations-september-15th/#:~:text=On%20September%2015th%2C%20the%20Act,became%20King%20Joseph%20of%20Spain. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Act_of_Independence_of_Central_America https://www.auswaertiges-amt.de/en/aussenpolitik/regionaleschwerpunkte/lateinamerika/-/2480956 https://www.britannica.com/place/Central-America/Independence-1808-23 https://study.com/academy/lesson/independence-for-central-america-history-timeline-events.html https://www.telesurenglish.net/analysis/Mexican-and-Central-American-Independence-A-Historic-Backdrop-for-Present-Challenges-20140913-0035.html
Let's Celebrate: Lughnasadh and Lammas
Jul 29 2023
Let's Celebrate: Lughnasadh and Lammas
In this episode we're celebrating two August Full Moon Festivals, Lughnasadh and Lammas! The CeLibation for this episode is A Citrus Aperol Soda For this CeLibation you need  Juice of half a lime Juice of half an orange 2 oz. Aperol 3-4 oz. Soda water or  Pour all ingredients over ice and enjoy.  For a mocktail, replace the aperol with 1 oz. Grapefruit juice and 1 oz. Cherry juice.  Thanks for listening. If you you enjoy listening to today's episode, please consider Liking and Subscribing/Following and leave a review if you feel so inclined. I'm glad you're here on this adventure with me and I hope you learn something new today! References: Lughnasadh https://nationaltoday.com/lughnasadh/ https://druidry.org/druid-way/teaching-and-practice/druid-festivals/lughnasadh https://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Lughnasadh https://www.irishcentral.com/culture/lughnasa-celtic-festival-traditions https://www.vercida.com/uk/articles/celebrating-lughnasadh https://youtu.be/ygEQB4V_GTU https://steemit.com/food/@sangeeta/lunastain-bread http://www.crystalwind.ca/find-your-way/neopagan-path/tools-of-the-craft/how-to-make-corn-dollies Lammas Day https://nationaltoday.com/lammas-day/ https://www.almanac.com/fact/lammas-day-from-the-old-english-holiday https://www.bpl.org/blogs/post/the-origins-and-practices-of-lammas-lughnasad/ https://www.catholicculture.org/culture/liturgicalyear/activities/view.cfm?id=462 http://www.annafranklin.co.uk/page48.html https://www.thenational.scot/news/19511595.burrymans-day-people-south-queensferry-mark/ Aug. Moon Festival Aug. 1 https://nationaltoday.com/august-moon-festival/ https://www.athenswalkingtours.gr/blog/2013/08/20/the-august-full-moon-festival-the-most-enchanting-festival-of-the-year/ https://www.theacropolismuseum.gr/en/events/august-full-moon-acropolis-museum Full Moon of Waso https://nationaltoday.com/full-moon-day-of-waso/ https://www.officeholidays.com/holidays/myanmar/full-moon-of-waso https://www.myanmore.com/2020/08/full-moon-day-of-waso/ Mid Harvest Festival https://www.bpl.org/blogs/post/the-origins-and-practices-of-the-august-moon-festival-mid-harvest-festival/
Let's Celebrate! 4th of July
Jul 2 2023
Let's Celebrate! 4th of July
In this episode your host Rusty Brown will be celebrating the Fourth of July or the United States of America's Independence Day and contemplating the meaning of freedom and equality of all men (and women). The CeLibation for this Episode is a Tropical Summer Sangria  For this CeLibation you need:  Bottle of white wine  ½ c. Rum of choice 1 cup chopped pineapple  2 limes 1 orange ½ cup Other fruit of choice To make this into a mocktail CeLibation just replace the wine and rum with a sparkling grape juice or a lemon-lime soda. To make this a specifically Fourth of July Sangria, you can add red, white, and blue fruits like strawberries, blueberries, and red apple slices. Thanks for listening. If you you enjoy listening to today's episode, please consider Liking and Subscribing/Following and leave a review if you feel so inclined. I'm glad you're here on this adventure with me and I hope you learn something new today! References:  https://www.loc.gov/item/today-in-history/july-04/#:~:text=to%20this%20page-,Independence%20Day,colonies'%20separation%20from%20Great%20Britain. https://www.history.com/topics/holidays/july-4th https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Independence_Day_(United_States) https://www.military.com/july-4th/history-of-independence-day.html https://www.britannica.com/topic/Independence-Day-United-States-holiday https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/history/article/independence-day https://www.pbs.org/a-capitol-fourth/history/history-independence-day/ https://www.rd.com/article/4th-of-july-history/ https://www.almanac.com/content/independence-day-fourth-of-july Declaration of Independence: http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/charters/declaration_transcript.html Thomas Paine’s “Common Sense”: https://oll.libertyfund.org/page/1776-paine-common-sense-pamphlet
Let's Celebrate! Midsummer
Jun 19 2023
Let's Celebrate! Midsummer
In this episode your host Rusty Brown will be discussing the Scandinavian holiday, Midsummer. The traditional way of celebrating that's mostly still celebrated today and dispelling some myths that some people might associate with Midsummer. The CeLibation for this episode is a take on a Bee Norwegian from heritagedistilling.com To make this CeLibation you need: 2oz Aquavit or Aquadiente Antioqueño (or an herbed spirit that you have available to you) 1oz Honey Simple Syrup 1oz Lime Juice Pour all ingredients in a shaker, over ice. Shake and strain. Garnish with a lemon wheel if you're feeling fancy. For a mocktail, mix the honey simple syrup and lime juice add ice and either still or sparkling water or Sprite for a Honey Limeade Thanks for listening. If you you enjoy listening to today's episode, please consider Liking and Subscribing/Following and leave a review if you feel so inclined. I'm glad you're here on this adventure with me and I hope you learn something new today! References: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Midsummer https://visitsweden.com/what-to-do/culture-history-and-art/swedish-traditions/midsummer-tradition/midsummer/ https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/discover/history/history-of-summer-solstice-traditions https://www.almanac.com/content/midsummer-day https://www.nordicvisitor.com/blog/celebrating-the-solstice-midsummer-in-the-nordics/ https://sweden.se/culture/celebrations/midsummer https://screenrant.com/midsommar-movie-true-story-real-life-swedish-festival/#:~:text=Ari%20Aster's%20Midsommar%20is%20partially,cult%20activities%20in%20the%20movie. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_John%27s_Eve https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maypole https://heritagedistilling.com/blogs/recipes/bee-norwegian-aquavit-cocktail https://hive.blog/hive-148441/@yidneth/midsummer-and-the-magical-fern-flower-summer-solstice-myths-and-legends https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C3%84ttestupa https://screenrant.com/midsommar-movie-bear-meaning-explained/ https://www.laits.utexas.edu/sami/diehtu/siida/religion/bear.htm
Let's Celebrate! My Birthday, April 30th or Walpurgisnacht/Beltane
Apr 29 2023
Let's Celebrate! My Birthday, April 30th or Walpurgisnacht/Beltane
In this episode Rusty discusses a very special day that's dear to her heart, her birthday AKA April 30th! We’re going to take a look at how it was customary to celebrate her birthday before it was her birthday! Because there’s actually some pretty important holidays to the old world celebrated on this day; Walpurgisnacht, Beltane, and May Day. The CeLibation for this episode is an original CeLibation that I’m naming the Tropical Spring Garden Spritz… To make this CeLibation you need: -1.5 oz coconut rum -1 oz elderflower liqueur -lemon juice from a quarter of a lemon -3 oz prosecco Shake the coconut rum, elderflower liqueur and lemon juice with ice, strain into a glass and top with the prosecco To make a mocktail, you’ll need:  -6 oz. elderflower tea/jasmine tea -2 oz. coconut water -½ oz. lemon juice -top off with sparkling water You’ll start by making an elderflower tea, you could also use a jasmine tea if you don’t have elderflower tea available. Then you’ll pour the tea over ice and add the coconut water and lemon juice, top it off with a sparkling water and stir. References:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walpurgis_Night https://www.iamexpat.de/lifestyle/lifestyle-news/walpurgisnacht-german-night-witches-explained https://www.britannica.com/topic/Walpurgis-Night https://www.gaimn.org/2022/04/29/walpurgisnacht/ https://www.bpl.org/blogs/post/the-origins-and-practices-of-holidays-beltane-and-the-last-day-of-ridvan/ https://beltane.org/about-beltane/ https://www.mentalfloss.com/posts/beltane-may-day-festival-facts https://www.theseasonalsoul.com/what-is-beltane/ https://wemoon.ws/blogs/pagan-holiday-traditions/beltane https://www.outdoorapothecary.com/how-to-celebrate-beltane/ https://study.com/academy/lesson/walpurgisnacht-overview-history-traditions.html https://www.swedishfood.com/walpurgis https://www.storyhouse.org/eva8.html https://wylderhomesproject.life/2021/05/01/walpurgisnacht-and-the-spring-wild-hunt/ https://www.gothichorrorstories.com/pagans-and-heathens/pagan-holidays-walpurgis-night-and-how-a-british-lady-went-from-catholic-saint-to-germanic-goddess-to-witch-and-gave-us-a-second-halloween/ https://www.learnreligions.com/the-legend-of-the-may-queen-2561660 https://beltane.org/2012/02/19/may-queen-and-green-man/#:~:text=The%20May%20Queen%20embodies%20purity,cannot%20exist%20without%20each%20other.
Let's Celebrate: Easter
Apr 3 2023
Let's Celebrate: Easter
In this episode, your host Rusty Brown will be discussing Easter and what bunnies and eggs have to do with the resurrection of Jesus. The CeLibation for this episode is an…Orange Daiquiri To make this Celibation you need: 2 oz White Rum 1 oz Fresh Orange Juice 1/2 oz Lime Juice 1/2 oz Simple Syrup or honey syrup For a mocktail you can omit the rum and replace it with 4-6 oz. of sparkling mineral water or Sprite (lemon-lime soda) for a refreshing Orange-Lime CeLibation! Thanks for listening. If you you enjoy listening to today's episode, please consider Liking and Subscribing/Following and leave a review if you feel so inclined. I'm glad you're here on this adventure with me and I hope you learn something new today! References: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Easter https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Passion_of_Jesus#External_links https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gospel#Canonical_gospels:_Matthew,_Mark,_Luke_and_John https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C4%92ostre https://www.nationalgeographic.com/history/article/brief-history-easter-biblical-origins-egg-hunts https://www.history.com/topics/holidays/history-of-easter https://christianity.org.uk/article/the-history-of-easter https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palm_Sunday https://blogs.loc.gov/folklife/2016/04/ostara-and-the-hare/ https://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-04-15/the-origins-of-easter-from-pagan-roots-to-chocolate-eggs/8440134 https://theconversation.com/why-easter-is-called-easter-and-other-little-known-facts-about-the-holiday-75025 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wheel_of_the_Year https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maundy_Thursday https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Good_Friday https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holy_Saturday https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harrowing_of_Hell https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/anthropology-in-practice/beyond-ishtar-the-tradition-of-eggs-at-easter/ https://blogs.loc.gov/folklife/2016/03/easter-bunny/?loclr=blogflt
Let's Celebrate: St. Patrick's Day
Mar 12 2023
Let's Celebrate: St. Patrick's Day
In this episode, your host Rusty Brown will be discussing St. Patrick's day and how a Saint's day that was originally a Roman Catholic feast day has turned into a global celebration of Irish culture. The CeLibation for this St. Patrick's Episode is an Irish Mojito 1 quarter fresh lime 2-3 fresh mint leaves2 oz. simple syrup1 ½ oz Irish WhiskeySparkling Mineral Water shake or stir with ice and strain over ice. For those who don’t want alcohol, simply omit the whiskey for a mocktail Mint Limeade CeLibation. Thanks for listening. If you you enjoy listening to today's episode, please consider Liking and Subscribing/Following and leave a review if you feel so inclined. I'm glad you're here on this adventure with me and I hope you learn something new today! References: https://www.ireland.com/en-us/things-to-do/themes/culture/st-patricks-day/?ds_c=TI_US_EN_PRO_PM_All+Island_NA_IOI_NA_NA_NA_ACP_Ireland&ds_ag=Ireland%7CSt.+Patrick%27s+Day&ds_k=saint+patrick&gclsrc=aw.ds&gclid=CjwKCAiAu5agBhBzEiwAdiR5tKZQ7BL-4LS6TnuazfjbDVVnFrUO3th_MMmlaptqNPnTFfs8HYoXDhoCR6EQAvD_BwE https://www.history.com/topics/st-patricks-day/history-of-st-patricks-day https://www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/article/140315-saint-patricks- https://www.education.com/magazine/article/The_History_Saint_Patricks_Day https://www.britannica.com/topic/Saint-Patricks-Day https://www.learnreligions.com/st-patrick-and-the-snakes-2562487 https://metro.co.uk/2017/03/17/how-a-pagan-celebrates-st-patricks-day-6513439/ https://travelswithpersephone.blogspot.com/2013/03/goddesses-in-dust-st-patrick-those-damn.html https://tripod.domains.trincoll.edu/features/st-patricks-day-special-a-brief-history-on-the-march-17-secular-social-and-shamrock-holiday/ https://www.rd.com/list/st-patricks-day-good-luck-traditions/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blarney_Stone
Let's Celebrate: St. Valentine's Day
Feb 10 2023
Let's Celebrate: St. Valentine's Day
In this episode, your host Rusty will be discussing St. Valentine's day and how a pagan fertility festival combined with the death of possibly several Christian martyrs named St. Valentine has turned into the love filled, chocolate eating, red and pink heart holiday we now celebrate on Feb. 14th. The CeLibation for this St. Valentine's Episode is a Chocolate Covered Coconut Cocktail 3-4 oz. of rum (coconut rum is preferable, but you can also use a white or dark rum for different variations)a can of coconut milk or approx. 13-14 oz of fresh coconut milk2 tbs. (or your desired amount) of chocolate syrup shake with ice and pour. For those who don’t want alcohol, a mocktail CeLibation, Chocolate Covered Coconut Milk: a can of coconut milk or approx. 13-14 oz of fresh coconut milk2 tbs. (or your desired amount) of chocolate syrup shake with ice and pour. Thanks for listening. If you you enjoy listening to today's episode, please consider Liking and Subscribing/Following and leave a review if you feel so inclined. I'm glad you're here on this adventure with me and I hope you learn something new today! References: https://theconversation.com/the-real-st-valentine-was-no-patron-of-love-90518?gclid=Cj0KCQiAtbqdBhDvARIsAGYnXBPNGuVJxHNyMUK8SPRV7pKW4vfLlW_5IlIL8baDRMCot4PZM8SZkP0aAke9EALw_wcB https://www.history.com/topics/valentines-day/history-of-valentines-day-2 https://www.npr.org/2011/02/14/133693152/the-dark-origins-of-valentines-day https://www.cosmopolitan.com/sex-love/a26052713/galentines-day/ https://www.history.com/news/victorian-valentines-day-cards-vinegar?l https://www.history.com/news/valentines-day-chocolate-box-history-cadbury https://time.com/5516579/history-cupid-valentines-day/