Greetings! I love the sense of vitality that the various holidays bring into my daily life during this religious seasons. I love it!
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First, there is advent, which marks the beginning of the Christian liturgical calendar, as we celebrate the coming of the Messiah, Jesus Christ. It begins on the first Sunday in December and ends on Christmas Eve, which is celebrated on December 24th. There are five candles lit during this celebration, which represent hope, love, joy, peace, and Christ, which is represented by the white candle lit on Christmas Eve.
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During this season, many Christians also celebrate Saint Nicholas Day, which is observed on December 6th. St. Nicholas, who evolved into Santa Claus in the USA, was born in present day Turkey, circa 280, and later served as the Greek Bishop of Myra. He is remembered for caring for the poor and the sick; is associated with gift giving; multiple miracles are attributed to him; and is the patron saint of children and sailors.
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The holidays culminate with Christmas, on December 25th. This is the celebration of the incarnation of God. Although it has been commercialized, Christians around the world thrive to preserve its true significance. As the angel said, in Luke 2, "…I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people. For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord." The Christmas season is 12 days long, ending January 5th.
I hope I was able to help you cultivate that sense of vitality I am enjoying. Thank you for stoping by, following my blog, and for taking time to leave such encouraging comments. Blessings!