Christmas

Who Were the Three Kings?

Only the Gospel of Matthew mentions “wise men from the East” who follow a star to Bethlehem. In the original Greek, they were called magoi (in Latin, magi), from the same root that gives us...

Orthodox Christmas- January 7th.

Orthodox Christmas day occurs every January 7 because the Eastern Orthodox Church still chooses to celebrate the birth of Jesus using the Julian calendar, which was introduced by Julius Caesar in the year 46 B.C...

12 Days of Christmas? – The Twelfth Night.

Most Christians celebrate the birth of Jesus on December 25th. with family gatherings and Midnight mass not to mention Santa Clause and Christmas tree. For them, December 26,  is the time to dismantle the Christmas...

December Cooking Tips

As I mention before on the “About” page I started writing this blog to share with my family and friends the stories and recipes that have brought us the discovery of world stories, the joy...

La Flor de Noche Buena – [Poinsettia]

La Flor de Noche Buena (Euphorbiaceae), meaning “Christmas Eve Flower” because its leaves turn red around late December. It is indigenous to Mexico and Guatemala, cultivated by the Aztecs for use as antipyretic medication to...