What holiday(s) do you celebrate?

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What holiday(s) do you celebrate?

Post by hsimone » 01 Dec 2017, 08:25

We all celebrate different holidays at different points in the year. What holiday(s) do you celebrate? In what ways is this holiday special to you? Are there any traditions you and loved ones take part in?
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Post by Steph K » 01 Dec 2017, 14:53

The holidays in this time of year are my favorite. I love Christmas for it's focus on family and friends. Everyone is thinking about giving to others. Something about Christmas brings out the best in people. In December people are so willing to drop money in a Salvation Army kettle or collect gifts for kids at the children's home. There are dozens of charity drives, with lots of enthusiastic participation. I wish we could bottle all of December's good will and spread it throughout the rest of the year.

I love Christmas, but I also have a particular connection with New Year's. There is such a sense of possibility at the start of a new year. I always feel very optimistic, that no matter what goals I haven't reached or failures I suffered in the past year, that the next year will be better.

In Missouri the New Year's tradition is to eat hog jowl, black eyed peas, and cabbage. Cabbage for wealth, black eyed peas for health, and I'm not sure what hog jowl is supposed to symbolize!

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Post by Outlaw413 » 01 Dec 2017, 15:52

I love the holidays. When we were little, my parents would take us to our great grandma's house for Christmas Eve. We'd draw numbers for gifts, then we would play card games after dinner. Now, my boyfriend and I are starting our own traditions. We are going to his hometown of Omaha for 2 weeks. Then back to my hometown in Colorado to spend Christmas with my family

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Post by Tcnowlin01 » 01 Dec 2017, 17:17

This time of year my family and I participate in Christmas and Christmas events. We mainly just sit around and fellowship with one another. Christmas is a big thing to our family. Christmas is know for the birth of Jesus and we celebrate his birth with songs and food.

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Post by Insightsintobooks729 » 04 Dec 2017, 11:40

I love the holidays. I love the lights. We celebrate Christmas, although I'm teaching my son about Hanukkah as well.

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Post by hsimone » 04 Dec 2017, 13:53

I also celebrate Christmas with my family. My husband and I usually buy a real pine tree that smells so good and we love to decorate it listening to Christmas songs. We visit our families and stay over night with both of our parents. There's something about this time of year that fills my heart with such warmth, though it's so cold outside! It's also a time that I reflect on little baby Jesus and God, and really how blessed I am in my life.

Insightsintobooks729, I love how not only do you celebrate Christmas, but are teaching your son about Hanukkah. This may sound silly, but when I first watched the Hanukkah episode of Rugrats as a kid, I began to realize that not everyone celebrates Christmas. So, in a way, Rugrats helped me become more cultured? :)
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Post by Jebolina » 08 Dec 2017, 16:40

I celebrate two festivals in my life. These are Ed il kabir and Ed il fitri. :tiphat:

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Post by militarymoments » 21 Dec 2017, 15:14

We celebrate Christmas and my daughter's birthday in December (today actually!) :P My husband is a Protestant, Christian pastor, so our Christmas Eve's usually involve a church service of some kind.

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Post by readingnow93 » 23 Dec 2017, 05:51

I enjoy celebrating my birthday. I generally only celebrate birthdays.

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Post by ruishigan » 30 Dec 2017, 13:04

Christmas, New Year's, and Thanksgiving. My family used to celebrate Easter, but most of the kids in my family are all grown up so we no longer do egg hunts or anything like that.

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Post by Lg_99 » 02 Jan 2018, 20:21

I like celebrating Christmas and birthdays, and that's about it. Although I do not really "celebrate" it, I do enjoy Halloween. I use watching over my little cousins as an excuse to get free candy.

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Post by elivia05 » 16 Jun 2018, 19:02

Of course, Christmas is a huge part of December, but it is not actually my favorite holiday. There is so much pressure surrounding this time of year. My favorite holiday is Halloween. I love the fall and all things spooky.

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