christmas-traditions
  • By Gina Columbo
  • In Holiday
  • Posted December 19, 2018

Christmas Traditions

Christmas is celebrated by people all around the world, in many different ways, and for some countries, the celebrations go beyond the one day. At various times throughout history the celebration of Christmas was banned due to its religious aspects, and in some countries, it is still forbidden. In England during 1644-1660 Oliver Cromwell put … Continued


winter-solstice
  • By Gina Columbo
  • In Holiday
  • Posted December 12, 2018

The First Day of Winter

Winter Solstice, the shortest day of the year and the longest night, occurs every December. The date for the Winter Solstice varies from the 20th to the 23rd. The 21st and the 22nd being the two most common dates. 1903 was the last time that the Winter Solstice occurred on the 23rd, and it won’t … Continued


hanukkah-candles
  • By Gina Columbo
  • In Holiday
  • Posted December 6, 2018

The History of Hanukkah

Hanukkah is a Jewish holiday that is celebrated for eight days and eight nights. It is also known as the Festival of Lights and the Feast of Dedication. Although most commonly observed in December, it has a few times taken place in November, even coinciding with the Thanksgiving holiday. This year it will begin on … Continued