After the dark winter people in many cultures celebrate different traditional fests.

7 weeks before Easter, Chinese new year or Lunar new year is celebrated.

Japanese celebrate the beginning of spring. Let's make colorful decor and parade with music fun! 

Carnival mask homedeco




 It's very exciting idea! 

Reuse and decorating with feather

& lace ribbons for broken or old

glass frame. Molto grazie




 matsubokkuri rio



Image of Carnival dancer in Rio.

Made with Acorn, Pine cones,

and Stewartia fruit.

One set each glue, and

carnival makeup!

Thank you to "Atelier Como"




 Mardi gras King Cake

 The cake is hidden bean or a

small doll, the person who found

it will either buy the next king

cake, there is a habit that must

be held the next king cake



mardi gras kids mask


Mardi Gras Beads



The traditional colors of the

New Orleans Mardi Gras are

purple, green, and gold.

 All three colors were used by

the Catholic Church throughout

history and thus continued to

be used in relation to Mardi

Gras which was Catholic

in origin. (from Wiki)

 Gold color symbolizes power

and authority.

Green color symbolizes

destiny while Purple color

is justice.


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 For Fastelavn children line up

during the festivities to hit

a barrel which hides  a lot of candy

inside. Scandinavian style pinata.

 Whoever hits the last of piece of

the barrel will be crowned cat king

or cat queen and put on a crown for

the rest of the day.  

The kids will dress up and visit the

neighbors and sing


 " Fastelavn is my name,

buns I want. If I get no buns,

I will make trouble.

Buns up, buns down

buns in my tummy.

If I get no buns, I will make



Thank you for



How to make swedish Semla

Thank you "Steave from England" 

A scandinavan traditional sweet roll

 Semla (Sweeden)


             (Denmark & Nolway)

 Laskiaispulla (Finland)



 setsubun red onisetsubun blue oni

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  Mame maki    

 The symbolic action of throwing

beans is known as mame-maki,

and is done to drive out demons

and invite good luck for the new

year. While throwing beans, the

family will yell “Oni wa soto

(Demons out), fuku wa uchi!

(Happiness in)”  Some believe

that eating the number of beans

equal to their age will bring

them health and happiness.

(means drive away evil matter)  

  Printabl paper craft PDF





 Eho Maki (Sushi Roll)

 This custom dictates eating a large

(uncut)sushi roll in total silence

while facing in a lucky direction,

the direction is determined by the

year’s zodiac sign.

 Roll up seven ingredients for the

seven gods of happiness.

 In 2016, the lucky direction is


 Thanks Kyotofoodie 

Have fun!




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