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Sunday, 30 March 2014

Only the Queen celebrates two birthdays

Only the Queen celebrates two birthdays each year. And that's the reason even I have two Birthdays … don’t laugh friends.....yes its true !! Last year also I had 2 cakes and the same happened this year too, one in December and another in March … hope now you all are convinced.

But for some strange reason no one gave me any gifts .. it was my dad who got, don’t know why!!  Sometime people are strange and funny… I cut the bday and no Gifts !!poor me.

FYI: My second Bday comes in March.. all please come with gifts !!
Nevertheless I had a good time with the cake and hope to celebrate many more such birthday with my loved ones !!

Why do people cut cake on Birthday .?

Some historians think that the custom of the birthday cake was observed in ancient Greece, and they report that the birthday cake began with the Greeks who used to make honey cakes or bread. Ancient Romans celebrated three different types of birthdays: Private celebrations among family and friends, the birthdays of cities and temples, and the birthdays of past and present emperors or members of the imperial family. The 50th year was celebrated with a honey cake made of wheat flour, grated cheese, honey, and olive oil.

Others contend that the Birthday Cake tradition was started in Germany in the Middle Ages where a sweetened bread dough was made in the shape of the baby Jesus in swaddling clothes and were used to commemorate his birthday. The Birthday Cake later re-emerged in Germany as a kinderfest, or a birthday celebration for a young child.

In England, birthday cakes are baked with symbolic objects inside. In medieval times, objects such as coins and thimbles were mixed into the batter. People believed that the person who got the coin would be wealthy, while the unlucky finder of the thimble would never marry. Today, small figures, fake coins and small candies are more common.

Birthday candles originally were placed on cakes to bring birthday wishes up to God. In ancient times, people prayed over the flames of an open fire. They believed that the smoke carried their thoughts up to the gods. Today, we believe, that if you blow out all your candles in one breath, your wish will come true.


Sunday, 23 March 2014

Bura na mano holi hai

Colors colors and colors !!! This is the first time I am experiencing Holi, the festival of colors. It all started with getting a whole range of colors from my dad ..he got me all non-toxic and eco friendly colors .. Not sure what it means but I enjoyed the color part of it.

Before stepping out for playing Holi with all… I started with applying some on self after all, the colors were for me !!  but later it was told to me that the color has to be applied on others.. Strange !!  So started first at home and played Holi with all before moving downstairs…


There was lots of preparation done at the society by all uncles …. Enjoyed some crisp samosa and jelaibi(A Indian sweet) before all the fun started.


Soon all the fun started with people putting colors on each others, and within no time it was all colors and colors everywhere… at start I was bit frighten but later started enjoying and participating, I particularly enjoy the festival in the company of friends   


The star attraction for the Holi was the rain dance arranged in the building with DJ, though I had cold, me and dad where in it for hours .. had a gala time all wet and drenched. I even learned some dance moves from all the uncles and aunties doing hip hop on the turns of DJ. In all it was fun to watch people drenched in colors.


Hours pass by throwing colors on each other and it seems as if it's just the start of the day. Finally I was tired and got on to my dads lap and he forcefully took me home for bath and getting dry….
Holi will be always one of my favorite festival….  
History of Holi
Holi is also associated with the Puranic story of Holika, the sister of demon-king Hiranyakashipu. The demon-king punished his son, Prahlad in a variety of ways to denounce Lord Narayana. He failed in all his attempts. Finally, he asked his sister Holika to take Prahlad in her lap and enter a blazing fire. Holika had a boon to remain unburned even inside fire. Holika did her brother's bidding. However, Holika's boon ended by this act of supreme sin against the Lord's devotee and was burnt to ashes. But Prahlad came out unharmed.