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Red Egg & Ginger Banquet, Saturday, Sept. 25th, at 4 p.m. CDT, Brit. Castle

Discussion in 'UO Great Lakes' started by EM Elizabella, Sep 22, 2010.

  1. EM Elizabella

    EM Elizabella UO Event Moderator
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    You receive an engraved invitation. Your name has been written on the blank line in beautiful lady-in-waiting calligraphy. The invitation reads:

    ~*~*~*~*~*~

    The Lord Chamberlain is Commanded by The Queen to invite
    you
    to a Red Egg and Ginger Banquet at Castle British
    Saturday, 25th September 2010
    at 4 o'clock in the afternoon, Central Daylight Time

    ~*~*~*~*~*~​

    You recall hearing about this ancient Tokuno tradition. On, or shortly after, a baby's thirtieth day of life, the parents throw a Red Egg and Ginger party to celebrate the infant's health and to formally announce the name.

    The party site is usually decorated with red eggs (symbols of renewal and harmony) and ginger (for strength and balance, and to ward off evil spirits). Red represents happiness and good luck.

    To the Tokunese, names are very important. The entire family helps to select an auspicious name for the baby, with the final choice formally announced at the Red Egg and Ginger party. The name is inscribed on a scroll, which is placed next to the baby. The baby is then told her name.
     
  2. EM Elizabella

    EM Elizabella UO Event Moderator
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    Since I've been asked about it: there may be combat. Always good to be prepared :)