Holidays Around The World

3 Kings Day

For many Christmas is over on December 26th for others, the Christmas season isn't over for 11 more days! The Gospel of Matthew tells the story of the three kings (also known as the three wise men) who traveled to Bethlehem to greet baby Jesus with gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrah. Although the birth […]
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Hanukkah

Hanukkah means “dedication” in Hebrew. Hanukkah is a Jewish festival that commemorates the recovery of Jerusalem and a rededication of the Second Temple at the beginning of the Maccabean Revolt against the Seleucid Empire in the 2nd Century BCE. Hanukkah is an eight-day Jewish festival. The celebration is eight days because during the re-dedication of […]
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Kwanzaa

Kwanzaa was created in 1966 by Maulana Ron Karenga. Maulana, a Black nationalist who later became a college professor, created Kwanzaa as of way of uniting and empowering the African American community in the aftermath of the deadly Watts Rebellion. He took the name Kwanzaa from the Swahili phrase “matunda ya kwanza” which means first […]
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Tihar

Hindu Festival   Tihar (also known as Deepawali and Yamapanchak) is a five-day Hindu festival celebrated in Nepal and India. Tihar is analogous to the Indian festival of Diwali, the festival of lights, but with some significant differences. Tihar generally falls in either October or November (Kartik Nepali month). However, the date of observing the […]
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