February 29, 2012 Leap Year Traditions

According to the calendar today is February 29, 2012 known as leap year.  27 Miracles has their special for leap year today.  Call us today to take advantage of it 407-905-5454 as the offer expires today at midnight! 

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Today is the day when you were in school that they would have Sadi Hawkins day .  See some of the traditions as written by columnist Bob Driver for the Clearwater Sun describes it.  Click the link for the full article.

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In olden days, Feb. 29 was also celebrated as Sadie Hawkins Day, the time when girls were permitted to ask the boys of their choice for a date or whatever else the girl might have in mind.

Sadie Hawkins was the invention of Al Capp, a brilliant cartoonist who for 40 years or so drew the comic strip Li’l Abner. In the strip, Sadie was the homeliest girl in Dogpatch. She never had a date or a boy friend. Finally, as she reached the desperate age of 35, her father decreed that on a given date every spinster in Dogpatch would be entitled to pursue any unmarried male of her choice. If by sundown she could drag him across the finish line, the man had to marry her.

Capp invented Sadie Hawkins in 1937, as one more colorful character in the Li’l Abner cast. By the early 1940s the idea of an annual Sadie Hawkins Day had swept the nation. Each February, hundreds of colleges and high schools held Sadie Hawkins dances and carnivals. At one point an estimated 40,000 events took place. A related tradition sprang up which decreed that every four years – on Feb. 29 – women were free to propose marriage to their sweeties. I’m not sure anyone knows how many weddings were generated by this Leap Year custom.

Read about some Leap Year Traditions below.  Click on the link to read the full article:

http://www.timeanddate.com/date/leap-day-february-29.html

Leap Day Traditions

Illustration imageI do! Traditionally, women take the ring into their own hands and propose on Leap Day.

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’Leap Day’ is February 29, which is an extra (intercalary) day added during a Leap Year, making the year 366 days long – and not 365 days, like a common (normal) year. Nearly every 4 years is a Leap Year in our modern Gregorian Calendar.

Ever since Leap Years were first introduced over 2000 years ago with the transition from the Roman Calendar to the Julian Calendar in 45 BCE (Before Common Era), Leap Day has been associated with age-old Leap Day traditions and folklore.

What is a Leap Year and when is the next one?

When and what is Leap Day?

Women propose to their men

According to an old Irish legend, or possibly history, St Bridget struck a deal with St Patrick to allow women to propose to men – and not just the other way around – every 4 years. This is believed to have been introduced to balance the traditional roles of men and women in a similar way to how Leap Day balances the calendar.

In some places, Leap Day has been known as “Bachelors’ Day” for the same reason. A man was expected to pay a penalty, such as a gown or money, if he refused a marriage proposal from a woman on Leap Day. In many European countries, especially in the upper classes of society, tradition dictates that any man who refuses a woman’s proposal on February 29 has to buy her 12 pairs of gloves. The intention is that the woman can wear the gloves to hide the embarrassment of not having an engagement ring. During the middle ages there were laws governing this tradition.

Interview on Telemundo TV Weddings, Events and A Story of Faith

Most recently Rosie Moore of 27 Miracles was given the privilege to interview with Michelle Felix of the Telemundo TV Show Entrenos.  During this interview Michelle asked Rosie Moore about her wedding and event planning business.  Michelle also interviewed Rosie about the book A Story of Faith.  The interview does take place in Spanish as it was shown on the Spanish Network.

If you are interested in purchasing the book, please contact 27 Miracles at 407-905-5454 or email them at info@27miraclesbyrosie.com

Visit them on their website www.27miraclesbyrosie.com

You can visit their Facebook fan page for A Story of Faith at http://www.facebook.com/traceysugarschofield#!/pages/A-Story-of-Faith/328844927127645

27 Miracles Blog

Recently, Rosie Moore of 27 Miracles was invited to speak about weddings, Quinces and events at the studios of Telemundo for a TV show called Entrenos.  The TV show is on Sundays at 6pm on your Telemundo channel.  Rosie Moore also received the opportunity to talk about her book, A Story of Faith.  When the book is purchased directly through 27 Miracles,  they are able to donate from the proceeds to Nathaniel’s Hope a special needs organization. Here you can read a little bit about the book on Amazon, http://www.amazon.com/Story-Faith-Mrs-Rosie-Moore/dp/1468134809/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1326045101&sr=1-2

So, Watch the show this Sunday February 19, 2012 at 6pm to hear the interview.  It is in Spanish, for those that do not understand Spanish, don’t worry, 27 Miracles was also interviewed by Debra Foxx on the show called Let’s Chat. That interview will air sometime in June and we will be sure to post the  link to it.

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A Beautiful Fusion Wedding Desiree and Nguyen Vu

Picture it, a beautiful fall day in scenic Winter park, crisp whites and a day full of beautiful traditions for a fusion wedding.  Some of you may ask what is a fusion wedding?  A fusion wedding is when you have two people from different cultures and they blend their wedding ideas together to honor their heritage and their families’ heritage.  27 Miracles was very happy to coordinate the wedding of Desiree and Nguyen Vu.  Nguyen Vu’s heritage is Vietnamese and they both came to planner Rosie Moore, with the hopes of blending culture into the wedding.

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The ceremony incorporated a reading from the Bible in Vietnamese, no matter what language it was read in, the translation of love comes shining through whenever the verses of love are read.  At the reception the bride wanted to surprise the groom by hand making herself banners in Vietnamese that read, I love you.  The interesting thing is that there is a way to say it to a female and a way to say it to a male and she captured both.  You will see the banners in the photo with the wedding cake.

Now the great part of the bride and groom is their love of the outdoors and sports.  Desiree is a runner so it is no small surprise that on the day of the wedding she ran 5 miles bright and early.  Nguyen Vu is a cyclist  and yes he did ride his bike that morning as well.  A huge waffle breakfast with fresh strawberries awaited Desiree on her wedding day.  Her favorite food!! Check out the decor on the wedding cake, you will have to look at that detail it is great.  And while you are looking, take a look at the wedding favors embroidered with the groom’s favorite sport. Our reception room was filled with jars of candles, it created a warm and inviting romantic atmosphere!! There were over a hundred pasta jars filled with candles to make that romantic yet rustic wedding look.

To make the night more interesting, 27 Miracles planner, Rosie Moore, coordinated a distraction with the groom as he sang a surprise song for the bride.  See it here on the video http://vimeo.com/31492588     The bride was totally surprised!!! Mission accomplished, thanks to the staff of John Michael Catering that helped 27 Miracles pull this off.

We wish Desiree and Nguyen Vu a lifetime of happiness….

We want to thank all the vendors that made this day special for Desiree and Nguyen Vu as well as 27 Miracles.

Coordination: 27 Miracles www.27miraclesbyrosie.com

Catering: John Michael Catering and Events http://www.johnmichaelevents.com/

Photography: James/Pilster Photography http://www.pilsterphotography.net/

Video: Mary/Key Moments www.KeyMomentfilms.com

DJ: Steve/Event Concepts http://www.ecofflorida.com/

Cake: Party Flavors http://www.orlandocustomcakes.com/

Church: St Margaret Mary http://stmargaretmary.org/

Reception: Winter Park Civic Center http://stmargaretmary.org/

Decor : RJ Glamour http://www.glamourinnovation.com/index2.php

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Two Years Ago Today A Woman Loses Her Battle With Breast Cancer

It was two years ago today that a woman named Adriana Yanez lost her battle with breast cancer.  But I know that now she rests in a better place and her legacy of what she stood for lives on.  The legacy to educate women of all ages about how important self breast exams are and mammograms.

Adriana Yanez of Deltona died on Feb. 20, 2010 after a battle with breast cancer. Making Memories Breast Cancer Foundation granted her a wish: to reimburse a friend, who paid $2,000 to fly Yanez’s parents from Venezuela to Florida to be with her. Yanez died before the wish was granted.

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In the U.S., a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer every three minutes and a woman dies from the disease every 13 minutes.  Adriana Yanez of Deltona was one of the recipients of a wish granted through Making Memories. A friend, also a single mom, decided to pay $2,000 to fly her parents from Venezuela to Central Florida after her health began to deteriorate rapidly and fund-raising was trickling in. She really wanted her mom there. … She had no family here.

But Yanez dreamed of paying back the money. It meant the world for her that someone was willing to help.  Yanez, 44, lost her battle to cancer Feb. 20, 2012 before Making Moments could provide her the money. But her wish did not go unheard. Making Memories dropped a check in the mail to pay back her friend .

How can you help today? Do your self breast exam and see a doctor asap if you find a lump and get your routine mammograms.  Another way that you can help is to purchase shoes from 27 Miracles today,  http://www.angelanuran.com/  for every shoe purchased 27 Miracles is donating proceeds to the Making Memories pink envelope project.

Another way to help is to purchase the book called A Story of Faith directly through 27 Miracles and let us know that you read about it on this blog and 27 Miracles will donate again from the proceeds to Making Memories pink envelope project.  Here is the link to the book to receive information.  You can contact 27 Miracles by email info@27miraclesbyrosie.com or call us at 407-905-5454 to order your book today.

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27 Miracles On Telemundo TV

Recently, Rosie Moore of 27 Miracles was invited to speak about weddings, Quinces and events at the studios of Telemundo for a TV show called Entrenos.  The TV show is on Sundays at 6pm on your Telemundo channel.  Rosie Moore also received the opportunity to talk about her book, A Story of Faith.  When the book is purchased directly through 27 Miracles,  they are able to donate from the proceeds to Nathaniel’s Hope a special needs organization. Here you can read a little bit about the book on Amazon, http://www.amazon.com/Story-Faith-Mrs-Rosie-Moore/dp/1468134809/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1326045101&sr=1-2

So, Watch the show this Sunday February 19, 2012 at 6pm to hear the interview.  It is in Spanish, for those that do not understand Spanish, don’t worry, 27 Miracles was also interviewed by Debra Foxx on the show called Let’s Chat. That interview will air sometime in June and we will be sure to post the  link to it.