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December is chock full of celebrations.

The feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe was this past weekend. If you are unfamiliar with the story it is when a Mexican peasant named Juan Diego was visited by the Virgin Mary. Not once but four times. It made me think of all the happenings of December, not just Christmas for Christians. December also holds Hanukkah, [Channukah] also known as the Festival of Lights. This Jewish holiday celebrates the miracle of a tiny bit of oil that was only supposed to last one day that ended up lasting for eight! To commemerate this miracle people of the Jewish faith light a candelabra that they call a Menorah for eight nights in succession. Another holiday that comes in December is Kwanzaa a celebration for those of African heritage that lasts a week at the end of December. It begins December 26th and lasts through January 1st. It was first celebrated in 1966. We have so many books on all these fascinating subjects. So come and learn more about other cultures and their celebrations or  dig a little deeper into your own. It really is fascinating. Whatever your Holiday, or if you prefer to think every day is to be celebrated, I wish you joy.
Posted by Estel.