Today, April 3 is NATIONAL FIND A RAINBOW DAY!
Rainbows are a beautiful phenomenon that bear significance across different religions and cultures. Rainbows usually occur after a storm or rain shower, and they are the result of refracted sunlight hitting raindrops. This produces the optical appearance that is a rainbow. While the sun often shines after a rain shower, conditions are not always perfect to produce the appearance of a rainbow. For this reason, rainbows are considered special across many religions and cultures.
Religious and Cultural Significance
Because of their rarity, rainbows hold significance in many religions and cultures. In Christianity, a rainbow was seen after the Great Flood was set upon the Earth by God to cleanse sin and evil from the world. It is believed that the appearance of a rainbow after a storm is a sign that God will not destroy the world again by flood. There is also mention of a rainbow in the book of Revelations which uses the rainbow as a sign of the second coming of Jesus Christ.
Throughout Native American culture, the meaning and significance of rainbows varies depending upon the tribe. Some tribes believed that rainbows were the bridge between the spiritual and human world. This is sometimes referred as the “Rainbow Bridge”. Other tribes believed that rainbows were a symbol of healing goddesses. The Cherokee Indians believed that rainbows were a representation of the hem of the Sun god’s coat. Mayan Indians held a similar belief to Christians in regards to rainbows as they believed that after their world was destroyed by fire rain the appearance of a rainbow meant that the gods were no longer angry.
There are some cultures/religions that believe the rainbow represents the elements or the directions of the Earth. In Islam, rainbows only consist of four colors-blue, green, red and yellow-which correspond with the four elements water, earth, fire and air. The Buddhists believed that the seven colors of the rainbow represent the seven continents of the Earth. The ancient Arabians attributed the appearance of a rainbow as a gift from the south wind.
In many cultures, rainbows were a sign of luck or a gift from the gods. As many know, in Irish culture, a rainbow is synonymous with elusive pots of gold and leprechauns. Poland also shares the same belief with Ireland about the pots of gold at the end of the rainbow. However, in Polish culture the pots of gold are a gift from angels.
In many cultures, rainbows are a sign of pathways, messages or messengers. In Roman culture, rainbows were believed to be the pathway taken by Mercury the messenger god. In Norse tradition, rainbows became the pathway or bridge that only celebrated fallen warriors, royalty or gods could cross.
While many religions and cultures view rainbows positively, there are some instances were rainbows are seen as negative symbols. In many of these cultures, rainbows were associated with dark spirits or demons. In both Honduras and Nicaragua, people believed that rainbows were a sign of the devil, and it if they looked at a rainbow a curse would be placed on them. In Amazonian culture, rainbows are associated with less desirable spirits that cause miscarriages and skin disorders.
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Please share some rainbow trivia for today's holiday!
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Do you know that I like to create character stories? Just posted two new stories today. Check them out!
Tiffi thinks of Easter
The story of Jean-Luc
Thanks for your sharing and crafting easter stories! @Elsa 🤗
Hi @Lim please feel free to tag anyone to read the new stories.
Okay! @Elsa 😊
I will tagging all of the Diamond Diaries Players to see these easter stories :
(Tagging players's list - Part 1)
@mag541966, @jenk20012001, @Matti61, @ℓσℓαℓσℓσ_, @giniaweis, @AZFM8T, @Wondergirl, @JessicaYedynak, @maro2020, @roda4short, @robdogrose, @Bam83, @erin080280, @Coconat, @Farfelu, @angelstar419, @Roha, @MelanieKristina, @hidaya, @Libertyissocool, @Sarahbabe, @NatyOliveira, @sunye, @estel2009, @Reginass , @ElderCrocker, @cjasminluv, @ClairBear, @diamond20 , @Shay2017, @vgruber, @ROS3, @moname89, @LenoraS, @theresalouise, @nemway, @philipy, @BroBraMomma2, @longstocking, @Bam83, @clbelz, @Bevie, @roselierotich26, @cld7lnv, @hidehi, @k_hale14, @Popower, @Tezz78,
(Tagging name's list - Part 2)
@evroglosses, @Jerrilyn_Harvey, @Jinako, @Rosita_Collin, @brroja49, @mrsfields, @m_khan6064, @Ladybanikiss, @Marcella_UX, @Kumari, @fhdsaudi, @LadyScarlett, @caambuj, @Oarres_Esoj, @julietrose4, @Greee, @tepha, @ladydi112 , @neka, @janmarsit, @eray08yigit, @idkwhattoput69, @bearwithme, @DeepshikhaSharan , @AllexoS, @caambuj, @fmeade22, @christine88, @LatishaWillyard, @Tasn33m, @Spider86, @Wispyhalo6, @pipor, @zenbuddhanc, @Trunky, @rachyrach1, @Jmisch101, @192837465, @Keidi, @sunnymauree, @Johan1978, @angelarighetti, @islamraz, @abnarmez, @monaperez, @Shehaab, @Badskatan, @ddsnow49, @sslater20, @doraemon02, @Allyrow, @Murica, @Lynette, @PummyRaj, @kiara_wael, @RobinCorte, @johamilton, @Elsa, @Foley1362, @mysticalmysty, @paul5473, @jnw1284, @Judy1031, @DR8KS, @razaj, @MiaChristine, @Werner_Cichy, @SabrinaM, @Lucas_Yan_Maia, @Kimkay, @KitKathySuzyQ, @Marycross, @bluezy, @mlkmnsgrl, @tmarie2983, @linsma, @laurieag, @moocow21, @HellsBelle, @ika62, @MaggieCat, @benitalmmaculate, @jnw1284, @pewoheimer, @Francl27, @Eva_PT, @timceqq, @Radusha, @Bronwen, @saalk71, @dianehare, @caper, @pollyusa, @bell0111, @Exoa, @scaiva, @mya143, @Diana_Arnn, @aquariusgirl74, @thisismygame, @SeraphicStar, @el_chaskon, @Mongol, @Monika_Jaworek_, @Jefferson5, @ksschutz, @maijajamatti, @Bisan, @LStrib, @lojeff4054, @R59767400, @naadeali, @martz187, @Nesgroentje, @Gwen9, @Fiona777, @branmuffin34,
(Tagging name's list - Part 3)
@Patti_Potvine, @JeanCharles33, @jOjOr, @RACHAEL4079, @Paolasanvera, @01sweets, @Terra19, @LoLo513, @elquinjena, @mattijamaija, @LaddieRedd, @mattijamaija, @AnitaFloyd, @ginacogeasca, @HuldaSkymning, @Jcrew76, @ljs17, @a9821, @jenya37, @ColleenCrusher, @StavrosUbud, @Lemons6, @CAKYLADY63, @elhnabil, @LauraRN713, @Mim_, @lowbren, @Staceylong, @mdzy24, @jenngreen223, @Sammyjo, @Shans5, @aprilstella @ADM0mmy, @maxine14, @sineadkerr3109, @LoLo513 and other Diamond Diaries Hunters! 👋
** If you have free time, you can enjoy to read easter stories on her previous reply. **
Enjoy your reading! 📖
Thanks for the tag @Lim and Thanks for the wonderful information @Elsa
Dear Lim, all players, King technical support and King Community Love you all and thank you so much.
today i got the new stages so i can re enjoy my Diamond Diaries thaaaaaank you 😍😛🙂👏🏻👍🏼🌺🌸🌷
Hooray! Enjoy your happy playing new levels on this game! Me too as I have seen new levels are released too! @LoLo513 😄
I LOVE TO GAmE 👍♥️🐥
🥚🐰 Facts about Easter Day 🐰🥚
(By the way, thanks for your love playing Diamond Diaries Saga! @Matti61 😄)
Dear all and Matti61,Benny20, lilmiss619, Breee, Elsa, hubkap28, beansyoo, Marlene_S, lulu13, CandyLovingGirl, TeeTiff, Lim, siti_payung, saffron1,Marlenr, vanessa12991 and GeminiCove
Wish You All Safe Happy Time With King Community.
Thank you for your caring words! You too! @LoLo513 😊
🎉 Oh! You have completed max level again! Congratulations! 🎉
Stay tuned for new levels on next week! Keep your eye out! 😉
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