Historical Festivals

We're in a time of great awakening at the start of New Year 2021

Published by carolyn on Thu, 2020-12-31 19:19

By Carolyn Yeager

WHAT I THOUGHT LAST YEAR AT THIS TIME was going to be a continuation of good fortune for us in 2020, with the reelection of Donald Trump as president, and his continuing (and even accelerated) exposure of fake news, Washington swamp, Democrat disinformation, etc., etc. has been all but stopped in its tracks by this turbulent year. Or has it? It can just as well be that this unhappy turn of events will stir up even more awareness of the ugly side of our reality and is an important part of a developing 'great awakening' and great cleansing.

All good wishes for Christmas

Published by carolyn on Tue, 2020-12-22 12:49

At the end of an extraordinary and chaotic year, I want to wish all my readers a peaceful and innocent Christmas celebration. I like the simple style of these two illustrations very much. Since I didn't want to choose between them, I decided to use both. Hope you like them too.

Wishing you a “Lucky” New Year 2020

Published by carolyn on Tue, 2019-12-31 11:21

Old German New Year greeting card reads Herzlichen Glückwunsch zum neuen Jahre – “Congratulations on the new year.” Herzlich translates as cordial, hearty, sincere or heartfelt. Glückwunsch is literally wishing you good luck.


by Carolyn Yeager

HERE WE HAVE THE BRIGHT-RED, white-spotted “lucky” mushroom (Glückpilz) that I wrote about last year which can actually be found growing wild in Europe and the United States. It contains psychoactive substances so do not ingest if you're lucky enough to find one! More luck in the form of the four-leaf clover is being offered by the angelic tots atop the little boy's mushroom abode, while the delegation of children announce the new year with a trumpet, accordian, and a bouquet of fresh greenery, all symbols of the Neujahr.

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Guest Editorial - June: Summer and Civilization

Published by carolyn on Sat, 2019-06-22 17:39

A scene from the great opera by Richard Wagner set in 16th century Nuremberg which is the inspiration for an essay on the summer solstice, American liberty, and our presidential and congressional election of 2020.


By Jim Lowe

ON FRIDAY, JUNE 21, we entered the Summer of 2019. That leaves just one year until a tornado of roaring political rhetoric will surround us, completely inescapable if one so much as turns on a radio, television set, or Internet connection.

One would wisely pause this month to consider the depth of what's at stake during the coming year, and at the culmination of its frenzy on Nov. 3, 2020.

Winter Solstice arrives

Published by carolyn on Thu, 2018-12-20 22:48

THE WINTER SOLSTICE MARKS THE SHORTEST DAY OF THE YEAR in the Northern Hemisphere, when the sun appears at its most southerly position, directly overhead at the Tropic of Capricorn. It marks the longest day of the year in the Southern Hemisphere.

Have a merry Christmas and a great New Year!

Published by carolyn on Sat, 2017-12-23 11:44

Wishing all my readers

A Very Merry Christmas

and a prosperous and healthy

New Year!

Enjoy all your celebrations ...

I'm going to celebrate the New Year of 2018 with a new book: The Artist Within the Warlord. It will be available for sale at the beginning of January. It's been a long wait, but worth it. As are all good things. -Carolyn

Thanksgiving Radio Schedule

Published by carolyn on Sat, 2014-11-22 13:31

Taking a little breather for the Thanksgiving week:

There will be no programs aired today Saturday, Nov. 22, Monday, Nov. 24 or Thursday, Nov. 27.

My next broadcast will be Saturday, Nov. 29.

Wishing my US listeners a safe and enjoyable holiday.

Carolyn

Saturday Afternoon: No Way Out Except Through The Holocaust

Published by carolyn on Sat, 2013-12-21 12:08
 
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Dec. 21, 2013

On the first day of the Winter Solstice, Carolyn does a kind of Christmas show with an un-Christmasy title. Subjects include:

  • The primacy of the fresh-cut Tannenbaum to the German Christmas tradition, going back to the pagan custom of bringing evergreen boughs into the house in winter, partly to ward off evil spirits;
  • My father’s Christmas trees, and my fond memories of “the night we put up the tree”;
  • How the Christkindl, the gift giver, morphed into St. Nicholas and then to the commercial Santa Claus;
  • Letters from airman Leopold Wenger on the Western Front (1939-42) reveal that the one necessary element for a Christmas celebration was the tree;
  • New Vienna Philharmonic story and European Human Rights Law Court story show that there is no way out except through the holocaust;
  • Details on the upcoming Jan. 27 Revisionist Commemoration website, which will be only about Auschwitz-Birkenau, not any other aspect of holocaust;
  • Carolyn talked about her German ancestors’ long time of living in Hungary on Tom Sunic’s VoR program in Dec. 2009!

Germany celebrates 200th Anniversary of "Battle of the Nations"

Published by carolyn on Sun, 2013-10-20 17:33

This account of Sunday's re-enactment of the Oct. 16-19th, 1813 Battle of the Nations in Leipzig, Germany is taken from The Local.

Fifes and drums played in the background as men in the brilliant green, red, light blue and grey uniforms worn by Napoleon's army tended to their cannons and muskets.

A historical commission spent years perfecting the scenario for the bicentennial re-enactment, and some 6,000 enthusiasts turned out to stage the Battle of the Nations, also known as the Battle of Leipzig.