American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A votive candle set into a small, decorative paper bag weighted with sand and placed in a row with others along a walkway, driveway, or rooftop as a holiday decoration. Also called regionally farolito.
- n. New Mexico A bonfire built in front of each house in a pueblo to celebrate Christmas Eve.
- Spanish (Wiktionary)
- Spanish, from Latin lūmināria, pl. of lūmināre, lamp; see luminary. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Then, we went outside to put up luminaria, which is an activity where all our neighbors fill brown paper bags with sand and line the street with them.”
“In order to obtain light, and above all fresh air, shafts called luminaria, somewhat like chimneys, were cut through the soil to the surface of the ground.”
“This package includes everything for 24 luminaria, which is 24 white bags, 24 10-hour candles, 24 candle cups, instructions, sand for the bag, a personalized gift card and history of luminaria.”
“Highlighting the evening is the luminaria service, a candlelight vigil held at nightfall to honor survivors and to remember those lost to cancer.”
“Neighbors contribute $15 each toward the cost of materials; four designated " captains " are charged with setting up the luminaria along sections of the road.”
“She is active in the neighborhood homeowners association, whose outreach efforts include a block party as part of the anti-crime initiative National Night Out, as well as yard sales, get-togethers and a luminaria display along the streets each Christmas Eve.”
“If anyone would like a candle luminaria lit for a loved one lost to or a survivor of cancer, please let me know.”
“From Sean Swarmer, a cancer survivor, hopefully summiting Mt. Mckinley to a luminaria event in Las Vegas celebrating and honoring the spirit of those touched by cancer to a food blog event called a Taste of Yellow people all over this country and in some cases the world have found their way of participating in this fight.”
“If Dawkins and Scott (and probably other Darwinian luminaria) are reading (and possibly posting) here, that means they know that blogs like Telic Thoughts are having an impact!”
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Candles, candle-making; photometry, and a couple of oily fish used as light sources.
words that evoke magic, mystery, mayhem, magnificence or anything else that glimmers in the grass
All things Light
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