Holiday Connections. World A Fiesta in the Making

Keeping up with Time!

In some countries workers enjoy a thirty-day vacation, in others people are happy if they get two weeks. Well, the Romans had two cold months when people did not work. So, even though they had...

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...