Wondrous Words Wednesday – The Holiday Edition
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Today, I decided to explore some often used, but not always understood, holiday words.
1. Waissaling – “Here we come a’waissaling, among the leaves so green.”
Waissaling is the practice of going door-to-door singing and offering a drink from the waissal bowl in exchange for gifts. Waissal is a kind of Christmas punch.
2. Shamash– “For the first night, we will need a shamash and one candle.”
The shamash is the extra candle on the menorah that is used to light the other eight candles.
3. Kinara– “A new candle is lit on the kinara each day.”
A kinara is a candleholder for seven candles used in celebrating Kwanzaa.
What words do you want to celebrate today?