Theo The Magician of Sutton loves attending these types of Cultural Events all over Surrey and Southwest London. This time Theo was attending this Indian First Birthday at Bourne Hall Ewell in Surrey, where he has performed on many occasions for lots of different Family Celebrations.
Here is a little information about why these occasions are very special in Indian Culture.
Traditions in India for a First Birthday:
Throughout the ages, a child’s first birthday has been a landmark representing strength in survival, entry into the family and promise for the future. In India, the celebration still holds traditional and symbolic significance.
Depending on the auspices of the date, the Hindu rituals of Annaprasanam and Mundan may be performed on a child’s first birthday. The Annaprasanam is the giving of the first solid food. The Mundan is a shearing of the child’s hair very close to the scalp, sometimes leaving a small patch at the top of the head. The priest will bless the barber and scatter the hair in the river as an offering.
The ritual of the child’s first food signifies the development of health. The ritual of cutting hair signifies a cleansing and purification, a severance from past lives and negative actions or traits.
Guests are served with a banquet and a birthday cake. The child is given specially prepared rice, mixed with ghee or honey.
The child wears bright colours, while guests wear traditional saris.
Family and friends will attend, as well as a priest. If the Mundan will be performed, a barber will also attend.
Theo The Magician has appeared at Bourne Hall on many a different occasion. From a Rotary or Probus Event to a Wedding, 40th to 90th celebrations to many Family and Children’s Parties.
Bourne Hall is set in the heart of historic Ewell Village in Surrey and only 30 minutes outside London. Bourne Hall looks down on the headsprings of the river Hogsmill. The surrounding landscaped gardens and lake provide a beautiful, calming, rural village setting for any social or business function. This remarkable modern building with unique architectural interest has been open since 1970. With its variety of different sized halls and rooms, excellent facilities, superb travel links and experienced venue team, they aim to provide the perfect venue for you.
Theo the Magician would like to thank all the staff at Bourne Hall for assisting him in unloading all his Magic and Props.
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