As with some cultures, namely the Chinese and the Jews, we go with the Lunar calendar for important dates. For the Jewish high holidays calendar, namely Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Sukkot, etc.
Today is the first day of Rosh Hashanah and also my lunar birthdate.
Though I normally do nothing for my birthdays, but my mother-in-law boiled me the customary red eggs that Chinese do on birthdays.
And I thought I would love to share this moment with you all.
(Photo is taken from Kaleidoscope Cultural China website and you can learn of the Red Egg tradition by clicking here)
I officially enter the third cycle of my life, I am a dragon baby of a leap year and this year is also a leap year.
This year is somewhat special to me because, not only is my lunar birthdate the first day of Rosh Hashanah, but also my gregorian birthday the first day of Yom Kippur – a day of repentance and atonement. These are very important to me and I hold no demarcation between spiritual and corporeal life. God is the centre of both Richard and my life, our union.
So as they say in hebrew, L’Chaim! (to life)
We wish all of you love and many happy returns.
With red stained fingers ~ ❤ JR