Wednesday, June 6, 2012

A Snap, A Set and a Song - Jubilee

It's time again to link up with Thea at A Snap, A Set and A Song for this week's theme of Jubilee

Webster's Dictionary defines Jubilee as:
  1. often capitalized : a year of emancipation and restoration provided by ancient Hebrew law to be kept every 50 years by the emancipation of Hebrew slaves, restoration of alienated lands to their former owners, and omission of all cultivation of the land
  2. a special anniversary 
  3. a celebration of such an anniversary
  4. a period of time proclaimed by the Roman Catholic pope ordinarily every 25 years as a time of special solemnity  
  5. a special plenary indulgence granted during a year of jubilee to Roman Catholics who perform certain specified works of repentance and piety 
Synonyms: carnival, celebration, fest, festivity, fete (or fête), fiesta, gala, festival

We will focus on definitions 2 and 3.

The Snap

In 1996, Walt Disney World celebrated it's 25th anniversary and as part of that celebration, decorated its most recognizable feature, Cinderella's Castle, as a birthday cake. People either loved it or hated it, but for 18 months, it stood at the center of The Magic Kingdom.

The Set

The theme this week was picked because of the U.K.'s Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee celebrating 60 years on the throne. Our set this week will show you things relating to 1952.

The Song

Then we head back to Walt Disney World where we began this week, for a look at Tiana's Showboat Jubilee.

If you have enjoyed this - why not visit A Snap, A Set and A Song and join in the fun.


  1. Well that all came together very nicely!! So did you love or hate the big cake? Great idea for the set, love Charlotte's Web! And gotta love a parade! Thanks again for linking. :)

    1. I was among the majority who hated it. For me it didn't matter since I had been there before, and would be after. I felt bad for those who were making their one and only visit, and never would see the park's most famous icon as it was meant to be seen.

    2. That would be very disappointing!

  2. when Elizabeth visited Australia in 1954, but Mum slept outside the Gardens in Sydney for a glimpse of Britannia arriving … later finding out she was pregnant with my oldest brother. and we always wondered what happened to him!!! beautiful ASASAS, Mark … great topic Thea! ps. i actually thought it WAS a big cake.

    1. I was born in February, 1953 and her coronation was in June, 1953.

      And the castle - was awful! When they started turning it back to normal when the 18 month celebration was over, and the added pieces were removed, until it was repainted, it stood there as a Pepto-Bismol pink atrocity