Celebrating This Season

Seasons Greetings to ALL, whatever you celebrate, enjoy!

There’s no shortage of celebrations in December. Around the world, people celebrate various religious and secular holidays.

Here are a few of them.


An eight-day celebration marking the re-dedication of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem in the second century BC, following the successful Jewish revolt over the Greeks.

Bodhi Day:

January 20, 2021 is when the Buddha experienced enlightenment.

Pancha Ganapati:

A Hindu festival in honour of Lord Ganesha, from December 21 to 25.


December 26 to January 1, celebrating African-American culture. Celebrating African heritage, unity and culture


Various traditions can celebrate any number of days:

  • Saint Nicholas Day (December 6),
  • Saint Lucia’s Day (December 13),
  • Feast of the Holy Innocents (December 28).
  • Christmas (December 25)
  • In all, there are 14 occasions to celebrate.


With its roots deep in European history, it takes place in various forms from late December to early January. Primarily a pagan festival, many of its practices were co-opted into Christian religious rites. Like Christmas trees, for example.

Winter Solstice:

Not so much a holiday, but a big deal nonetheless, the shortest day of the year has been celebrated since the neolithic period (somewhere between 10,000 BC and 2,000 BC).

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