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NWT Horseshoe Song

I recently heard that Guides in the North West Territories have their own traditional opening song.  But I was also struck by the way these girls marched into horseshoe.   19 more words


A Royal Farewell

Royal cremations are always spectacular, but the one held in Ubud today was also an historical event. The first non-Balinese ever to be accorded the honour was sent on her way to meet her ancestors. 393 more words


73rd Anniversary Commemoration

Commemorating WWII’s Forgotten D-Day and Forgotten Campaign

The 6th Army Group in France, Germany, and Austria

Hosted by Outpost International, Society of the 3d Infantry Division… 248 more words

Colmar Pocket

The Annual Ceremony Commemorating the "Big Event"

It didn’t dawn on me until a couple of days after my latest post about the arrangement of laundry on the bed, that it was probably a ceremonial event.  913 more words



The birthday of the temple. With so many temples in Bali, there are likely to be several Odalan ceremonies happening on any given day. The Balinese year is only 210 days, so a visitor is very likely to see one in progress, even if the meaning is not quite understood. 451 more words


Looking Back: Advice from Tamanna

The one thing I wish I knew before the wedding is how many extra customs we had on top of the wedding, reception, sangeet and mehendi.

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Island Wedding

Looking forward to officiating a wedding on Lummi Island this summer. I’ve done weddings at churches, chapels, museums, vineyards, botanical gardens, restaurants, resorts, forests and urban hotels. 110 more words