In many Southern communities, Watch Night Services will take place in many churches. It’s a tradition that goes back to 1862, when enslaved Africans in South Carolina prayed and stayed awake to enjoy their first day of freedom – January 1, 1863 or Freedom’s Eve – in a divided United States. Today, some churches will hold services into the New Year while others will begin and end a service early, so that members can get home to entertain or be entertained.
The Lowcountry Gullah Culture is a unique and vibrant culture that has been passed down through generations of African Americans living in the coastal regions of North Carolina, South Carolina Florida and Georgia with descendants
I grew up in the lowcountry which means seafood is king in my culinary world and I also love carbs, especially biscuits. When you mix the two together, you have a little piece of southern
If you are looking for a crowd pleaser this holiday entertaining season, look no further than this unique appetizer or salad topping, which includes a triend and true southern staple, pecans (who doesn’t have memories
Fall is here and it is time for the changing of leaves along with changing of home decor. Today we have orange and blue fall inspiration for your fall tablescape decor. Orange and Blue Fall
A classic New Year’s staple in the Lowcountry is Hoppin’ Johns, especially the version with Red Field Peas. I love the rich color of this dish and it is a staple in any Gullah home
Instead of creating a full-course meal to bring in the New Year, take a slight break and have a few items catered. Enjoyed more time creating your vision board, taking down Christmas decorations, and organizing
This year in celebration of soul icon, James Brown, the historic Miller Theater (the second largest theater behind Atlanta’s Fox Theatre) will be hosting a FREE James Brown Birthday Bash at the theater on Friday,
When bringing in the New Year, a few Southern traditions and superstitions come to mind! My mom always made sure that she did not wash on New Year’s Day because she feared that she might
Looking for somewhere to add to your fall travel list? We have got you covered and today, Georgia is on our mind. If you are looking for the ultimate fall trip, explore these Top Ten Georgia
Over the past holiday season, my husband and I got to explore a part of South Carolina that I did not know much about. Although growing up in the Summerville, SC I was only a
Our Food Historian Robin Caldwell describes,
Adhering to the many food traditions and customs is an artful act in our homes. It’s as important not to eat some foods on New Year’s Eve as what to eat that day. If you eat fowl or anything that can fly, your good luck can fly away before the New Year. Also, you don’t want to eat anything that can move fast backwards like lobster, crab and shrimp, unless of course you want your good fortune to be left behind. But you can eat fish on New Year’s Eve. There is the belief that since black-eyed peas swell, eating them will cause your bank account to swell in the New Year. Greens such as collards represent dollars and when served with cornbread even more luck will follow. Rice is also considered a good luck food and Hoppin’ John is a favored tradition in the lowcountry.