Thursday, September 25, 2014

ROSH HASHANAH (HEAD OF THE YEAR)


 ROSH HASHANAH A BIG HOLIDAY CELEBRATION.


 Rosh Hashanah

As a Jewish person, it can get a bit tiring to answer the same questions from non-Jewish friends again and again about the Jewish holidays. But for some people is really interesting to learn and to know more about the cultures of the people that they share time with. 

Of course when you have friends or co-workers you want to know more about that person in order not to do something that can make the person you are talking to feel bad or feel offended. Here is a little  information about a very special holiday for Jewish. 


Rosh Hashanah is two day celebration, which begins in the first day of Tishrei. The day is believed to be the anniversary of the creation of Adam and Eve, the first man and woman and the first actions towards the realization of humanity's role in God's world. 

Rosh Hashanah customs include  sounding the shofar "ram's horn" and eating symbolic food foods such as apples dipped in honey evoke a "sweet new year"

Rosh Hashanah thus emphasizes the special relationship between God and humanity: the dependence upon God as the creator and sustain-er and Gods dependence upon the ones who make his presence known and felt in his world. 

Each year on Rosh Hashanah "all inhabitants of the world pass before God like a flock of sheep," and it is decreed in the heavenly court "who shall live and who shall die. But this is also the day when God is proclaim King of the Universe. 

The central observance of Rosh Hashanah is the sounding of the shofar, the ram's horn, which also represents the trumpet blast of people's coronation of their king. The cry of the shofar is also call the repentance.

For this special days they go to synagogue to reflect about life and spend time with family. There's also a lot of really good food to be eaten. In additional to Rosh Hashanah observance: They include eating a piece of apple dipped in honey to symbolize the desire for a sweet year and other special foods symbolic of the new year's blessing. 

   HAPPY NEW YEAR






Monday, September 22, 2014

FAMILY FUN FESTIVALS IN LONG ISLAND, NY

AUTUMN IS MEANS FUN TIME FOR FAMILIES IN LONG ISLAND.



In the last days of September and  the beginning of October Long Islanders get to enjoy autumn in many ways. The month of October brings Long Island families many opportunity to enjoy doing many activities together before the snow arrives.

At the end of September is when all the fun starts and you can just check with your local news paper or your local town organizer.

Here is a List of few things that will be happening in Long Island in the Next Days:

-Harvest Festival
This event will be taking place  Sat. 9/27 in Mastic Beach, NY from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm


-Wildwood Fall Festival
Sat. 9/27 in Wildwood State Park| Wading River, NY 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

-Village Day Fall Festival
Will be taking place in Sands Point Preserve Sands Point, NY  Sun. 9/28 Noon - 5:00 pm

- Long Island Fair
For our Vegetable and Flower Lovers there is a displayed in the replica of 1866 Fairgrounds Exhibition Hall. Taking place at  Old Beth Page Village Restoration in Old Beth Page, NY 
Sat. 9/27 10:00 am till 5:00 pm| Sun. 9/28 10:00 am to 5:00 pm and Thurs. 10/2 10:00 to 5:00 pm


-Family Festival by the Sea
Make sure you bring the whole family to enjoy the 34th annual Family Festival by the Sea and enjoy great food, live bands, children shows, petting zoo, Surfing competitions, ribs and clams eating contest. Sat. 9/27 and Sun. 9/28  from 11:00 to 6:00 pm at Lido Beach Town Park.


MAKE SURE YOU CHECK LOCAL NEWS PAPERS OR GO ONLINE TO SEARCH ALL YOUR NEAR ACTIVITIES AND ENJOY OF GREAT FESTIVALS IN YOUR COMMUNITY.



SEPTEMBER IS TELLING US GOODBYE, INTRODUCING OCTOBER (OKTOBERFEST)!!!

September is Leaving Us with October (Oktoberfest)


As we prepare to say goodbye to September we also enjoy the last days of it because the last week is the beginning of the Oktoberfest, but we are definitely excited to say Welcome to October to keep enjoying the festival.  Adults are getting ready to enjoy of a cold nice beer in one of the most largest funfair in the world.

When we hear Oktoberfest we immediately react and think of friends + beers = good times. Oktoberfest is the world's largest funfair held annually in Munich, Bavaria and Germany and this activity is a 16 days festival running from late September to the first weekend in October with more than 6 millions+ people around the world attending the event everyday. Other cities across the world also hold Oktoberfest celebrations.

In the United States German-Americans are the largest self-reported ancestral group in the USA, there are hundreds of large and small Oktoberfest celebrations held annually throughout the county and the largest Oktoberfest has being held in Cincinnati, Ohio

Pennsylvania is known to be the largest German immigrant population, the commonwealth of Pennsylvania and its historic Pennsylvania Dutch population are well known to have many Oktoberfest celebrations during the months of September and October.

In Long Island, NY there are a lot of places getting ready to start celebrating the Oktoberfest  since Monday Sept 22nd, make your reservations and have the time of your life with your Closest friends and also have the opportunity o meet new people.

Few of the Countries that also Celebrate Oktoberfest around the world:

  • Argentina 
  • Australia
  • Brazil 
  • Canada
  • Chile
  • South Africa
  • Berlin
  • India
  • Palestine
  • Colombia



And those are only few of the countries where people enjoy celebrating the German culture, plus you get to enjoy and taste new beers. You will definitely have an awesome time if you are a beer lover.

Contact your closest restaurant and make your reservations and have fun!!!