Archive for the ‘Holiday’ Category

KODA in Kindergarten Holiday Concert

December 11, 2013 1 comment

Holy moly, this is adorable. While belting out a Christmas song at a school concert, a KODA (kid of deaf adult) performed sign language so her hearing-impaired mom could understand the lyrics.

The video, which captures a group of kindergartners singing a Christmas song to the tune of “Bingo was his name-o,” was recorded by proud mother Lori Koch. Her daughter, 5-year-old Claire, is the blonde in the middle, the one giving a performance worthy of tossed roses and a standing ovation.

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Categories: Holiday, Videos

Windy City Rainbow Alliance of the Deaf Holiday Party

December 19, 2010 1 comment

By Jimactor

Summary: More information u can check thru

Categories: Deaf Events, Holiday

Happy Holidays from Fookem and Bug Editors

December 24, 2009 1 comment

Click the image to see FB dance.
Wishing you a happy, joyful and safe Holidays!
Fookem and Bug Editors

Categories: Announcement, Holiday

Signing Santa Brings Joy To Deaf Children

December 24, 2008 3 comments

Memorial Day

May 26, 2008 4 comments

Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in our nation’s service.

To all that have served or are now in service….a heartfelt ” Thank you” on this Memorial Day!

Fookem, Bug, JFLMad, & Jimactor

To read the history of Memorial Day, please click:

Categories: Holiday

The History of Christmas

December 25, 2007 1 comment

Christmas is an annual holiday that celebrates the birth of Jesus. It refers both to the day celebrating the birth; as well as to the season which that day inaugurates, and which concludes with the Feast of the Epiphany. The date of the celebration is traditional, and is not considered to be his actual date of birth. Christmas festivities often combine the commemoration of Jesus’ birth with various cultural customs, many of which have been influenced by earlier winter festivals. Although nominally a Christian holiday, it is also observed as a cultural holiday by many non-Christians.

In most places around the world, Christmas Day is celebrated on December 25. Christmas Eve is the preceding day, December 24. In the United Kingdom and many countries of the Commonwealth, Boxing Day is the following day, December 26. In Catholic countries, Saint Stephen’s Day or the Feast of St. Stephen is December 26. The Armenian Apostolic Church observes Christmas on January 6. Eastern Orthodox Churches that still use the Julian Calendar celebrate Christmas on the Julian version of 25 December, which is January 7 on the more widely used Gregorian calendar, because the two calendars are now 13 days apart.

The word Christmas originated as a contraction of “Christ’s mass”. It is derived from the Middle English Christemasse and Old English Cristes mæsse, a phrase first recorded in 1038, compounded from Old English derivatives of the Greek christos and the Latin missa.[1] In early Greek versions of the New Testament, the letter Χ (chi), is the first letter of Christ. Since the mid-16th century Χ, or the similar Roman letter X, was used as an abbreviation for Christ.[2] Hence, Xmas is often used as an abbreviation for Christmas.

After the conversion of Anglo-Saxon Britain in the very early 7th century, Christmas was referred to as geol,[1] the name of the pre-Christian solstice festival from which the current English word ‘Yule’ is derived.[3]

The prominence of Christmas Day increased gradually after Charlemagne was crowned on Christmas Day in 800. Around the 12th century, the remnants of the former Saturnalian traditions of the Romans were transferred to the Twelve Days of Christmas (25 December – 5 January). Christmas during the Middle Ages was a public festival, incorporating ivy, holly, and other evergreens, as well as gift-giving.

Modern traditions have come to include the display of Nativity scenes, Holly and Christmas trees, the exchange of gifts and cards, and the arrival of Father Christmas or Santa Claus on Christmas Eve or Christmas morning. Popular Christmas themes include the promotion of goodwill and peace.

Read more stories of Christmas History on Wikipedia site. It’s pretty long to read. Enjoy it.

Categories: Holiday

Santa Claus speaks with Deaf Child through VRS!

December 21, 2007 11 comments

By Bug

Watch this video and see a Deaf girl asking Santa Claus to call her. Did Mr Claus call her through VRS? Yes!

So is there a Santa Claus?

Well, we live in a world where the idea of someone rewarding good behavior in this life, rather than the next (or at the door to the Disneyland) sounds darn nice, and particularly for children, is a good reminder of the rewards of thrift, virtue, compassion and honesty. And those are sorely missing attributes in our modern world, if you ask me.

So yes, I think that there is a Santa Claus.

I’ll certainly make sure we leave a plate of cookies and glass of milk out on Christmas Eve. How about you?

Enjoy the video.