Christmas

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...

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...

20 Christmas Carols written before the 1900s.

Luke’s Nativity text has been the inspiration to four well-known canticles, although their exact origins remain unknown:  The Magnificat, in Luke 1:46–55, is spoken by Mary and is one of the eight most ancient Christian...

Las Posadas – History. Dec. 16th – Dec. 24th.

In the United States, it is a tradition to have Christmas Carolers, and children performing a Nativity Play. In Mexico, many of the Christian traditions started as a way convert indigenous people to Catholicism. Las...