The Desert of Pennsylvania will be hosting a
The Desert of New Jersey The Desert of New York
The Desert of Connecticut The Desert of Massachusetts
Date: April 23-26
Location: Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs
Cost: Pre-registration: $100.00
On Site registration: $120.00
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The fez has significance to Shriners. It represents a pyramid and the top is flat. The flat top stands for the uncompleted portion of the pyramid. The tassel represents a cable used to raise the capstone and place it where needed. Under the fez, the wearer's head represents the vault where the treasures of the order are preserved and stored. As a pyramid houses wisdom, so the fez, worn by Shriners and Daughters of Isis, houses wisdom in the brain. The red fez also represents the skill and wisdom of the men who erected the great pyramids.
Jewels embedded in the fez have special symbolic meaning to all Prince Hall Shriners and Daughters of Isis members. The scimitar has three edges, symbolizing the three principal stages of human life, youth, manhood, and age.
The white fez worn by women is for Isis, the Egyptian Goddess of the moon. The Daughters of Isis members, the auxiliary to Prince Hall Shriners, dress in white for all formal occasions, from the tip of their white pumps to the top of their tiaras (fezzes). Prince Hall Shriners and Daughters of Isis members wear their fezzes as proudly as Kings and Queens wear their crowns. In order that the public might better understand, a brief guide is offered to further explain about the fez.
On all public and private occasions, members of the order dress in their gaily-colored costumes and wear their red and white fezzes during outdoor parades and pageants, indoor activities, and at private meetings held in temples, courts and shrine clubs. Fezzes are removed during prayer and presentation of the American Flag, unless the wearer elects to salute the colors in military fashion.
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