National Adoption Month CharityBuzz Auction

Charity Buzz_AM_ShoppingSpence-Chapin is thrilled to join families, adoption advocates, policy makers, judges and volunteers who all come together and celebrate adoption in communities large and small across the nation.

At Spence-Chapin, we are celebrating with our Charitybuzz online auction.  Visit our auction site to browse and bid on…

  • Meet Michael Franti & Spearhead And Introduce Them On Stage At The Concert, Plus 2 Tickets To The Show, Vip Passes, And Entry To The After-Party
  • 2 Club Level Seats To The See NY Jets Host The Oakland Raiders Dec. 8 With Parking Pass
  • Meeting And Newsroom Tour With Roy Sekoff, Founding Editor Of The Huffington Post And President And Co-Creator Of Huffpost Live.
  • Framed Photo By Spence-Chapin Adoptee Yasmine Arman, “I Can See A Widow From A Mile Away”

The holidays are right around the corner, so make Spence-Chapin’s National Adoption Month Online Auction your one-stop shop as you search for the perfect gifts for family and friends.  Your bids will get you great rewards – the perfect gift and the knowledge that you have helped a child find the stability and deep parental love that every child deserves across the nation.

Help make the auction a success..!

  • BID on an auction item!
  • TELL YOUR FRIENDS. The success of this online auction depends on spreading the word to as many people as possible. We need your help.
  • SHARE our site with your contacts on  Facebook and Twitter.

 

Bulgaria – Goreshtnitsi

While the Cliffs are beautiful this time of year, it’s the Romani tradition to not venture outside for work from fears of hail and fire falling down from the sky.
Photo Credit: Ezra Anton

Bulgarian traditions include a number of holidays during the month of July. From July 16th to the 18th The Romani celebrate Goreshtnitsi or “the dog days,” named so because they’re usually the hottest days of summer. While the origins of these feast days are pagan, The orthodox calendar also celebrates these holidays. According to the calendar, July 15th is Churuta, the 16th is Pyrliga, and the 17th is Marina.

The Romani believe that during these days no-one should work in the fields, and women, who traditionally keep the household and cook food, shouldn’t bake bread to prevent destructive fires and hail storms from raining down from the sky. The Dog Days are also used to predict the weather for the next winter season. If the all three days are hot and sunny, the Romani predict that the next winter will be a mild one. After the three day break from work, the Romani renew the fires in their homes and resume their daily tasks.