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    Enjoyed the slap dances:

    Here a German Oktober Fest dance:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9g2y2bjgkko

    The Brazilian Quadrilha of the June festivities( today danced mostly in school events and small towns):
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sFAzQ4I_m8Y

    Portuguese dance:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aPziGVYuV1Q

    (Back later for more)
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    Some of the African dances seemed familiar to me, but the names in the A-Z thread are all unknown to me.

    To finish Highlights from an African Musical(Zimbabwe):https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fxfTx5uotq4

    and a dance by the Brazilian Company Corpo:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=21wa_ikyoH0
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    Oktober Fest dance: Love the traditional costumes and uplifting music. Back in the day enjoyed some October Fest celebrations in California.

    The Brazilian Quadrilha: Joyful

    Portuguese dance: ditto

    African Musical: Enjoyable fusion of traditional tribal dance and adaptive modern dance.

    Brazilian Company Corpo: Modern dance - the young lady reminds me of a marionette... makes me sad after a fashion.

    Thousand Hands Dance... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SZZWnkHomis

    Balinese Dancers... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WEsfevRfjCI

    Persian Dance... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x1tNJAOEPhw

    Swine Lake... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=krDUAHwpSXk

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    re Oktoberfest: So some Germans must have found their way to California.
    re Companhia Corpo:Yes, I think that was the idea, the woman as a kind of doll or marionette.

    Wonderful dances all of them. I enjoyed the precision of movements of the Balinese Dance and both Persian Presentations specially the second stately one, everything perfect starting with the dresses to the synchronicity and criativity of the presentation.
    Swine Lake Well I never...Put it in the German Forum.

    Because of the season I suggest we change the theme to CELEBRATIONS, we can always get back to this one.

    So, first the Chrismas Parade of Gramado a city in the far south of Brazil, probably inspired by Disney Land. The city is cute, I´ve been there many years ago:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VXX_T5gGN34

    Sâo Paulo iluminated for Christmas from an inusitated point of view:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f3GChc3UTfY

    Yemanja Festival, February 2nd. People go to the beach and bring their gifts for Yemanjá to the sea. Yeamanjá is associated to the virgin Mary in a kind of religious sincretism:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7xGkStQKHjQ

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yem%E1%BB%8Dja#Festivals
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    Parada de Natal: Joyful! So many Ms. Santas; it does look Disneyesque.

    S.P.: Quite an unusual point of view... beautiful city.

    Yemanja Festival; Syncretism (had to look it up)...
    (/'s??kr?t?z?m/) is the combining of different beliefs, while blending practices of various schools of thought. Syncretism involves the merging or assimilation of several originally discrete traditions, especially in the theology and mythology of religion, thus asserting an underlying unity and allowing for an inclusive approach to other faiths. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Syncretism
    : Interesting mix of cultures within each region, and differences without.

    Kwanzaa: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kwanzaa:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EzrYUhMJZY0 (typos notwithstanding)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vXXyN0t5kcc

    Boxing Day: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boxing_Day:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L99hWdZGelI

    Christmas Lights:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G1qq79WMHfI
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uSYuP0sw6eo
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lT6iMGq_voY

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    re: Lol! The Ms. Santas probably enjoyed their job and the extra money that, I think, came with it.
    Re: Syncretism-forgot to add the link. For example, Iemanja, the Queen of the Sea is related tho the Virgin Mary and both are represented by the colors blue and white.

    The Kwanzaa dance is very interesting, it seems to mix very primitive and very modern elements.The Kwanzaa culture and Kwanzaa festivities seem to point out a middle class of Afro descendants which cultivate their own values and have formed a community. If my perception is right they are far more advanced than our Afro descendants which also cultivate their community values but still are mostly poor people and therefore much more vulnerable.

    Boxing Day- I finally understood what the Boxing Day is for. Here we don´t have an official day for it but at Christmas Time, there are decorated boxes in several shops for tips.
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    As editing is not possible, going on here:

    Christmas Lights:here you excelled yourself (probably losing precious sleeping time):It is all very beautiful, I wondered at the extension and the creativity of the truck parade.
    And at the Disney Parade every Fantasy of the Nursery Child finds itself represented. People must love it.

    Some threads on the Chinese New Year celebrations:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LYxC...?v=LYxCCfb7rIc

    Bye, bye to the year of the pig, Hello to the year of the rat:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a_gQYEnGQak

    A bit long, but a very interesting thread about the Chinese New Year. It refers even to the poems people put on their doors:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2EUsmbqnuw8

    It is still a bit early, but the Christmas Truck Parade reminded me of the Brazilian Carnival Parade of the samba schools with their Thematic Cars:
    Rio 2019 (several samba schools five or six I think):
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ztLCSwg6k0

    And the famous Rooster of the Dawn, the famous street Carnival of Recife (up there in the north east of Brazil):

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0jaUh43Bv3M

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Galo_da_Madrugada
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    Merry Christmas !!!

    re: Chinese New Year: Wonderful parades. A Christmas gift I received when I was a child, circa 1959 from my paternal Grandfather, was a gorgeous Chinese dragon carved from wood that articulated and was painted a bright scarlet-red... loved it.

    Year of the (Metal) Rat: Creative Energy !! More Blue & white, etc. Pushing us out of our comfort zones ! (ugh)... Here's to an early Kung Hay Fat Choy !!!

    Discovering China: Interesting video though not a fan of firecrackers, I but love the beautiful candle lanterns (both banned here due to extreme fire danger). Lion dance: amazing.

    Thematic cars: Huge crowd AND parade... some rather bizaar themes (lol).

    Rooster of the Dawn: Galo da Madrugada - seemed smaller than the previous parade, but the Wiki says otherwise
    It is named in The Guinness Book of World Records as the biggest carnival parade in the world, considering the number of participants.[2][3] In 2013, that number was more than 2,500,000 people.[4] Its size is only matched by Cordão da Bola Preta in Rio de Janeiro.[5]
    ... fun

    More White & Blue (with a poem reference)... https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/...anukkah-colors

    Festivus:

    • Wiki... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Festivus
    • How to celebrate... https://www.cnn.com/2019/12/23/livin...rnd/index.html

    8 (more) Winter Traditions... https://www.lifesavvy.com/13991/8-wi...und-the-world/

    Music: Metal Rat...

    • by Victor Alexeeff... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gnXn...qJZKG&index=60
    • by Russ Lossing/Mat Maneri/Mark Dresser... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=weXrh1nLWS4

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    reon´t like firecrackers either. They are a torment for all pets.

    A bit more on Chinese Dragons:
    https://www.chinahighlights.com/trav...se-dragons.htm

    Enjoyed metal rat music! Hope it brings luck!

    Lol about Festivus, I like the spirit of it, but don´t expect me to like that aluminum pole, though certainly more ecologic.

    Urgent defense of the Christmas Tree:https://www.whychristmas.com/customs/trees.shtml

    Just learned about that festivity:https://www.whychristmas.com/customs...ndcarols.shtml

    And lastly a video with the famous Wiena Boys Choir singing traditional German Christmas Songs ( a rather long video):
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NHs3ba-P9Yk

    Brazilian Carnival:
    Samba School:This Carnival parade of Rio and São Paulo, which consists of dancers and floats is actually a yearly contest and follows strickt rules as to the time of the parade, the number of participants, etc. On the last day they is a evaluation of 9 items. The best schools of the main group are acclaimed the two worse drop to the second group, being substitutet by the two best schools of this second group. A bit more on it:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samba_school

    The Rooster of the Dawn is the early riser`s street Carnival on Carnival Saturday of Recife and Olinda.

    Intersting article about Chanucah.
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    Chinese Dragons: Interesting facts... didn't know there were 9 types of dragons, nor...

    Christmas Trees: More good information. I live in a Christmas Tree farm area (3-within 2-miles) and my Grand-Daughter worked at one nearby Tree farm just this Christmas (her older Brother, Mother, and Father had also worked there in the past in one capacity or another). Personally, I haven't had a tree up for years (I hate to see trees cut down, and we have cats), but the family gathers at my Daughter's home, just up the hill from us, where an artificial tree serves its purpose for the tradition.

    Christmas Choir: Wonderful tradition. I love singing in our choir for Christmas service. This year we sang many primary songs with the primary children for our Christmas service prelude music, then eight more traditional songs to support the rest of the Christmas Sacrament program.

    Den Wiener Sängerknaben: Heavenly. I sang Stille Nacht as well as a French version (Sainte Nuit) in grade school choir (Glee Club) for the '63-'65 Christmas programs... also other Christmas songs in other languages (I seem to recall one in Dutch) and some Hanukkah songs as well; from a 2015 post: http://www.online-literature.com/for...=1#post1309592

    I love the story of how Stille Nacht came about https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VZewpj0LRZg (full length BYU production movie dubbed auf Deustch (w/ English subtitles no less).

    Brazilian Carnival: Ahhh... I thought the stadium looked incongruously long... 10-football stadiums long in some cases. An incredibly complex production from start to finish... a Samba Carnival Olympics !

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    Christmas Trees: When I was a kid, we always had a real Christmas Tree with real candles, not electric lights. But today I think it very important to preserve the natural trees. One never thought about how many trees were cut just to adorn a house for a few days.

    Christmas Choirs are wondeful: There is one evangelical chuch on the other side of the street, where I live. One Christmas they gave the street a present by singing on the steps of the church. Every one stopped to hear them sing. And my mother loved the Singer Boys from Viena, I remember a cold rainy Christmas, when she took us to a church with Boys Choir.
    I`ll watch the Christmas film, later on.
    Your reference to an earlier post made me remember, that Jacob was another disappearance of LitNet.
    Brazilian Carnival: Olympics? There much more passion involved in the Carnival Contest: Some years ago, when they saw their school wouldn´t win, their representatives invaded the centre and tore the sheet with the marks. All this live on TV.

    A bit more about New Year Celebrations:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_c...ature=emb_logo

    And a poem for the parting year:
    https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poe...ontentId=25120

    What do you think? Do we go on with celebrations in the new year, or would you like to suggest a new theme?
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    Real candles on a Christmas tree !; I have heard of this tradition but have never seen one decorated so - I'll bet it is an impressive sight. Yes, so many trees harvested for so short a time each year...

    re: "Brazilian Carnival: Olympics? There much more passion involved in the Carnival Contest:"... I meant my remark as high praise: I imagined each Samba School as its own city-state putting forth their best creativity, and yes, passion into their production... Perhaps the word "Olympics" has become ambiguous nowadays (connotation/denotation).

    New Years: Loved the various backdrops for the New Year's celebrations. While I eschew firecrackers I marvel at the more elaborate pyrotechnics; a poem I posted not too long ago:

    fireworks 1967


    crackers and squibs sport as children delight
    down by the river this 4th july night

    hippies laud the summer of love nearby
    blowing smoke into soap bubbles on high

    cannonades take charge launching to great heights
    then blossoms and spinners emerge like sprites

    the finale commands the heavens blaze!

    crosettes and willows
    vie with strobes, bees, and whistles
    ... fish dart a'glitter

    Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fireworks

    On a sadder note in Sydney, Australia: Thousands sign petition to halt fireworks... "Sydney's famous New Year's Eve fireworks display to go ahead amid bushfire threat"... https://edition.cnn.com/2019/12/29/a...ntl/index.html... a bit of irony/tone-deafness in the article "The council added that the display will be "greener" this year using fireworks that are carbon offset."

    re: "And a poem for the parting year": Beautiful poem... my favorite lines:
    "Dance, dance, in sombre joy,
    That after all the sullen play
    The old world falls, the new world forms"


    • Elder Olson wiki... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elder_Olson
    • Pavane wiki... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pavane
    • A familiar Pavane by Gabriel Fauré w/ paintings by Claude Monet: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mpgyTl8yqbw

    Hmmmm, a new theme... how about memes ?

    Have a Happy New Year !

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    re: Real candles on Christmas Tree: It looked beautifulProbably the German tradition, at our home it had to be a real fir tree with real candles. No plastic trees with electric lights. By decorating the tree, one had only to be carefully that the candle couldn´t set the whole tree on fire. But I´m very glad that you have this ecological conscience, specially as you own a forest of fir trees and could make money out of them.Way back on didn´t think about that.

    re: Brazilian Carnival. Sorry, I probably misunderstood you. But what I wanted to say is that these passions aren´t always of the noble sort.To much prestige is involved in it and also, if I`m right, special financial support from the Major, for the next year.

    So to the next theme "Memes". I´m going to make a rather timid start as I don´t know so much about them.
    So first some links:
    https://www.cbc.ca/kidsnews/post/the...-memes-of-2019 (I liked the egg and the Yoda baby, whoever Yoda may be).

    Meme poem:
    "Roses is red
    violits are bluu
    I can´t open mah mouth
    Cus I eet some gluu"
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    Editing impossible so going on here:

    Some meme poems like the above seem faded to shake any orthographic certainty.
    But I liked this one:
    http://craigsantosperez.com/meme-poems/

    Some animal memes:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zhSHQ8djAfA

    I get bewildered at some of these memes, they seem just funny situations.

    Still on New Year Festivities ( Sorry, bit out of order this time):

    Fireworks 1967

    Liked this poem very much, it recriates the atmosphere of the time: hippies and nature but also the tints of war. I like its ambiguity.
    Thanks for looking up the bio of Olson. I should have done that.

    Beautiful pavane! Wonderfully sinchronized slow movements.

    And I read about Sydney. Here in Brazil they are not halting the fireworks, but at least there is a growing consciousness, that the noise is harmfull for pets and for some people ( the sic in the hospitals, for example). The Major of São Paulo intends to sue the firm responsible for New Years Fireworks, because thier were louder then permited.

    Happy New Year!
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    Meme wiki:
    An Internet meme, more commonly known as simply a meme (/mi?m/ MEEM) is a piece of media, traditionally combining image macros with a concept or catchphrase, which is spread from person to person via the Internet. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_meme
    Loved your meme collection; Baby Yoda is everywhere.

    "Roses is red" - lol

    meme poems: Interesting. Enjoyed the free/short form utilized by csp

    • csp: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Craig_Santos_Perez
    https://craigsantosperez.wordpress.com/

    Animal memes: Yes, usually a photo that has some creative comment on it... usually not too much thought put into them, but sometimes the right combination either makes for hilarity (think Grumpy Cat) or deep thought.

    Found this article on promoting quieter fireworks: https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-...shire-50838804... I hadn't thought about autistic people or veterans with PTSD.

    The Icebox-Plum Meme: http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2017/...tter-meme.html

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