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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...

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...