WPHO 2013 Holiday Celebration

The World Peace and Health Organization presented their 2013 Holiday Celebration at the Goddess of Mercy Temple on 58 Grove Street in Amsterdam, New York on Saturday afternoon. It was a celebration of the Winter Solstice and Christmas bending and blending cultural barriers. There was a large representation from our local Native American tribes who shared their cultural traditions along with drumming and flute music. A local duo played their original metal composition on guitar and drums and a traditional Chinese song was sung in English by a Chinese native and in Chinese by an American. The Chinese Buddhists presented both song and a variety of costumed dance. Food and refreshments were served. It was a very colorful, festive celebration of the end of 2013.

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8 thoughts on “WPHO 2013 Holiday Celebration

  1. Sue Kazilas

    Beautiful pictures Gerry! Sue

    Sent from my iPad


  2. Very cool to see this celebration in Amsterdam. Awesome pictures!

    • Thank you Patrick! Amsterdam is changing whether native Amsterdamians like it or not. It is nice to reminisce about how things used to be but change is necessary to move forward. Staying stuck in the past does nothing to improve our current or future situation. We must embrace new business, new cultures and new ideas to survive.

  3. Sita Mak

    Jerry, Thank you very much for your sharing….
    I love it.

  4. Jerry, I just discovered your blog. It is a Treasure of wonderful pictures.

  5. diane

    Beautiful Pictures once again Jerry 🙂

    • Thanks Diane! I see The Recorder had quite a few photos of the WPHO celebration today. I wonder if that’s because Charlie Kraebel is no longer with the Recorder?

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