Origami is not only about the art of folding paper, but also about generosity in the act of sharing our practice with others. Through this gesture of sharing and caring, we can bridge islands of isolation and cultivate a more connected world.
At the end of the year, many of us around the globe participate in festivities and celebrations.
In the northern hemisphere, at the time of the winter solstice, people have long celebrated this time of year by lighting bonfires and candles to welcome the return of the sun. In the United States, the holiday season begins with the festival of Thanksgiving.
These end-of-the-year festivities and celebrations are a wonderful opportunity to give thanks for each other. Together, we can lift our spirit and bring the magic and joy of origami to those we love and to their worlds.
Depending on cultural tradition and belief, some participate in solemn celebrations, while others focus on festivity and fun.
We want to invite you to participate in our Winter Solstice Origami Festival by sharing with everyone those origami figures that are meaningful to you, that you fold as a representation of a tradition dear to your heart.
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Here we share prompts related to the WINTER SOLSTICE festivities and celebrations. Take the following prompts as an inspiration of what to fold and share with others.
THANKSGIVING (fourth Thursday in November – nondenominational US Holiday)
|Origami Cornucopia||Origami Pumpkin|
|Origami Turkey||Origami Corn|
ST. NICHOLAS DAY (Feast of Sinterklaas -December 5/6)
|Origami St. Nicholas||Origami Miter (or mitre -headdress)|
|Origami Candy Crozier||Origami donkey|
|Origami oranges (three) or tangerines||Origami sock|
|Origami gift-bag||Origami Gold coins|
LITTLE CANDLES DAY (día de las velitas – Colombia -Dec 7)
St. LUCIA DAY (December 13 -Festival of lights)
|Origami lantern||Origami fireworks|
|Origami musical note||Origami wreath|
HANUKKA (Between late November and December, the exact dates change every year) Jewish eight-day festival of lights
|Origami Menorah (nine-candle candelabra)||Origami dreidels (spinning tops)|
|Origami gold coins||Origami snowflakes|
SOLSTICE (About December 21 -Winter in the North / Summer in the South) Festival of Lights
CHRISTMAS (December 26) Christian festival celebrating the birth of Jesus
|Origami Nativity Scene||Origami Peace Dove|
|Origami Joseph||Origami star|
|Origami Mary||Origami snowman|
|Origami Baby Jesus||Origami advent calendar|
|Origami angel||Origami Christmas tree|
|Origami shepherd||Origami ornament|
|Origami cow, donkey, sheep||Origami tinsel|
|Origami snowflake||Origami gift box|
|Origami gift bag||Origami gift envelope|
|Origami wreath||Origami candle|
|Origami light||Origami string of lights|
|Origami bell||Origami Santa|
|Origami elf||Origami Reindeer|
|Origami stocking||Origami candy cane|
|Origami poinsettia||Origami holiday bowl|
|Origami nutcracker||Origami bow|
|Origami garland||Origami cardinal|
|Origami Christmas card||Red, white and green|
THREE KINGS DAY (Epiphany – January 6)
|Origami Three Kings||Origami crowns|
|Origami Camels||Origami star of Bethlehem|
KAWANZAA (26 December to 1 January) African cultural celebration with an inherent spiritual quality. African people of all faiths can and do celebrate Kwanzaa in addition to their own traditions
|Origami crops -fruits, nuts vegetables (mazao)||Origami mat (mkeka)|
|Origami ear of corn (muhindi)||Origami unity cup (kikombe cha umoja)|
|Origami kikombe cha umoja (unity cup)||Origami candleholder (kinara) seven candles -1 black, 3 red, 3 green (mishumaa saba)|
NEW YEAR’S EVE and DAY (January 1)
Bring the magic of origami from your fingertips to the world!
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