An absent-minded me has forgotten to include videos for ‘Your Favourite Christmas Song’ in our previous post!!!  

MY BAD

*Sob*sob*Sob

But since I’ve some more time to spare, why not upload another post…hehe…especially when I am basically having a nice day interacting with some lovely souls out there.

So, in this post, we will have some sharing to do so that you won’t need to search up and down for the comments.

Let’s start the ball rolling with this cute turkey:

In one of our previous posts, Which Turkey is older, we’ve mentioned the names given to turkey in different countries.

Today, we’ve received a comment from manonlesko telling us the name for this big bird in her country, Bulgaria, is PUIKA.

When someone is willing to share, why google for more information…haha…(okay, I admit I am a little lazy)??

So I grabbed the opportunity to ask her what does Puika mean literally and she is very kind to respond.

The following is her kind answer to our question:

I’ve never thought what is the exact meaning.

It appears it is an Old Slavonic word.

It’s also found in Latvian and Finnish, where it means boy.

I also found four Bulgarian synonyms for puika: misirka, fitka, biba and pipa, and believe me they sound funny in Bulgarian too :D 

If I happened to visit Bulgaria one day, at least I can shout out ‘Puika’ when I see a turkey.

Aww…isn’t it wonderful to learn something new?

Once again, a big thanks to manonlesko for sparing her time to share with us.  Muahkkkk~

Mistletoe was often considered a pest that kills trees and devalues natural habitats, but was recently recognized as an ecological keystone species, an organism that has a disproportionately pervasive influence over its community.

In cultures across pre-Christian Europe, mistletoe was seen as a representation of divine male essence (and thus romance, fertility and vitality), possibly due to a resemblance between the berries and semen.

Although the mistletoe is considered to be the seed of love, the common name of the plant is derived from the ancient belief that mistletoe grew from bird droppings. This strange belief was related to the ancient principle that life could spring spontaneously from dung.

Mistletoe is commonly used as a Christmas decoration, though such use was rarely alluded to until the 18th century.

According to custom, the mistletoe must not touch the ground between its cutting and its removal as the last of Christmas greens at Candlemas.

It may remain hanging through the year, often to preserve the house from lightning or fire, until it is replaced the following Christmas Eve.

When Christianity became widespread in Europe after the 3rd century AD, the religious or mystical respect for the mistletoe plant was integrated to an extent into the new religion.

This may have led to the widespread custom of kissing under the mistletoe plant during the Christmas season. The earliest documented case of kissing under the mistletoe dates from 16th century England, a custom that was apparently very popular at that time.

In Scandinavia, mistletoe was considered a plant of peace, under which enemies could declare a truce or warring spouses kiss and make-up.

Whenever enemies met under the mistletoe in the forest, they had to lay down their arms and observe a truce until the next day.

Read more at:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mistletoe

http://www.coolquiz.com/trivia/explain/docs/mistletoe.asp

You’ve must be wondering why am I blogging about mistletoe in this post, well, that’s because MISTLETOE BY JUSTIN BIEBER happens to be K‘s favourite Christmas song.

I was searching for a video in YouTube for this song, trying to stick to the original singer but I came across this video with the song sang by a 15-year-old girl and decided to share this video instead.

So, if you are reading this and have not yet share with us your favourite Christmas song, kindly do so now by leaving a comment in this post. 😀

Hope you all will enjoy this post and video.

Till then,

Cheers & TTFN~

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Credits: All cute and lovely pictures found in this post are downloaded from FreeDigitalPhotos.net

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