Delightful December

December Holidays and History – December ushers in winter holidays such as Christmas, Kwanza, and Chanukah. It is also a time when families gather in the warmth of their homes. Throughout the month, our thoughts and actions turn toward charity and peace. During the twelfth and final month of the year, December inspires a flurry of …
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Christmas Movie Favorites

These feel good movies will help put you in the Christmas Spirit. It seems like everybody is more pleasant, during the Christmas season. So grab some popcorn, christmas cookies, and enjoy some quality time on the sofa. Do the 25 days of Christmas style or binge watch to your hearts content. While not strictly Christmas …
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NATIONAL MOVIE NIGHT

Pop some popcorn, grab a blanket and your favorite buddy, put away the cell phones and tablets, and then queue up a string of movies for a fun night of entertainment. National Movie Night on the second Friday in June encourages us to start (or restart) a tradition of movie nights with friends and family. …
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NATIONAL MARZIPAN DAY

Join millions of people across the nation on January 12th as they participate in the annual National Marzipan Day. Delve into a sweet confection on National Marzipan Day. On January 12th, the celebration kicks off with creatively formed confections that delight the eyes and mouth! For anyone who does not know, Marzipan is a confection …
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Gentle January

Ringing in a new year means new beginnings and endings. Celebrating the New Year is the first holiday on the calendar, but the world didn’t always see January that way. Around 700 B.C., January replaced March as the first month of the year. Roman king Numa Pompilius revised the calendar and added two months to …
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CHRISTMAS DAY – December 25

Every year on December 25th, over 2 billion people around the world celebrate Christmas Day. Traditionally, Christmas is a celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ. Nonreligious people and those of different faiths celebrate the day as a cultural event.  Also known as Christmas Day, this holiday is derived from the Old English Crīstesmæsse which …
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CHRISTMAS EVE

Christmas Eve on December 24 kicks off a series of holiday traditions. Some are ancient practices with a modern spin, while others date back hundreds of years. Christmas Eve is filled with both religious and nonreligious traditions. Religious traditions center around the birth of Jesus. Different denominations have their own traditions. On Christmas Eve Roman …
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GINGERBREAD HOUSE DAY – December 12

Gingerbread House Day is observed annually on December 12. A favorite food of an Armenian monk, Gregory of Nicopolis, brought gingerbread to Europe around 992 AD and taught French Christians to bake it. Gingerbread was often used in religious ceremonies and was baked to be sturdy as it was often molded into images of saints. …
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January

January Overview – Ringing in a new year means new beginnings and endings. But the world didn’t always see January that way. Even when January replaced March as the first month of the year after Roman king Numa Pompilius revised the calendar around 700 B.C., many religions held to celebrating the new year either on March …
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Holidays Are Coming

The holiday season is now open. With the passing of Halloween, we start to prepare and plan for Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, and before you know it its 2021. Due to Covid19 we are still keeping things small, and cautious. Small does not mean any lacking in warmth, love, connection, or memories to cherish. So …
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