There numerous traditional festivals in Christianity, however, I envisage Easter and Christmas to be the grandest and memorable traditional festivals. Back in my home church where I was involved in the youth ministry, people would prepare in weeks in advance to decorate the church, make baskets full of presents with Easter-related items, and set up various activities for the kids. Activities were an entertaining way for kids to learn about Christianity and Easter. I cannot speak much for my church 's adult congregation, however, the youth ministry focused on the concept of 'giving back to community ' on Christmas. We would receive donations of food and necessities to give back to the those in need.
She was thinking about what the card had meant to her in the last twelve months, trying to decide if she could follow through with it. At long last, she finally decided to put the card in an envelope, and mail it back to Nicole. Beneath Nicole’s signature, she added her own name, and the date, Christmas 1970 on it. Inside she tucked a little note: ‘Because Jesus is the reason for the season, and I’m too frugal to throw this gorgeous card away, I’ve gifted it back to you, dear Sis, and hope it brightens your
In Hispanic countries, Semana Santa is the equivalent of our Holy Week in the United States. Semana Santa is a week long celebration before Easter. People celebrate Semana Santa starting on Domingo de Ramos, or Palm Sunday. They celebrate with parades and going to church. Spain usually has the most colorful celebrations out of all the Hispanic countries.
As the spirits of the holidays are around the corner, that means Christmas festivities are coming soon. In addition, there are many exciting new activities and events coming around as the year is ending. One of which is the Operation Christmas Child project that anyone can participate in. Chino Hills High’s CSF club has participated in the annual Operation Christmas Child Shoebox collections. The Operation Christmas Child is from Samaritan’s Purse, a non-denominational organization that accepts toys, toiletries, clothes, and school supplies to be given to kids.
Posadas is a nine day celebration with the origin of Spain; it starts from December 16 to December 24, on evenings (about 8 or 10 pm). Posadas are plays which retail the story of Christmas. A very special night is celebrated on Christmas Eve with family and friends and it is called Cena de Noche Buena which is a family diner. La Quema de Polvera means fireworks of every kind are seem during the night .another tradition is la Mañanitas it is a traditional birth day song which is sung in the morning and sometimes a serenata which is a serenade. Family characteristic are based in the importance for having an education so that we as children have a bright future.
New Year’s Day then became my favorite holiday ever than all other occasions. Because, is a great occasion to make New Year resolutions, learning from family gatherings and having fun and passion. I go to church with my family to communicate
Thanksgiving and Christmas: Similar but Different As the cold outside air whips faces and flurries dance, American’s begin prepping for the festive holiday season. The two major holidays during this time of year are Thanksgiving and Christmas. These two holidays are major gathering days for families and are both a chance for students to take a few days off of school. Although these celebrations are similar, both holidays have individual characteristics that make the events unique and different from one another. This essay will examine more closely the similarities and differences, specifically comparing and contrasting the origins of the holidays, the foods that are served, and the celebration traditions.
The vast cultural differences between my mother, a Canadian born and raised woman, and my father, a South African born and raised man, always became particularly prevalent around Christmas. This magical time of year holds many of the fondest childhood memories I have of my parents merging their respective cultures, traditions, and values. Every December, my mother would sing carols while decorating the Christmas tree; my father would dance, in his cultural fashion, to beat of her merry tune. Playful bickering about whether Christmas was better spent in the beauty of the snow or underneath the hot sun would arise as the two of them strung lights outside. When it was time to cook Christmas Eve dinner, my mother would insist on typical Canadian
Service is something that I enjoy to do because I get to help others. There are a lot of people that need help in this world, and small acts of service can go a long way. Throughout high school I have done many acts of service. I have volunteered at many different organizations in the Cedar Valley. During Christmas time I have rang the bell for the Salvation Army.
Many kids around the world believe in Santa Claus. Around the holiday season Santa is seen through various advertisements, wrapping paper, movies, stories, and the most classic holiday songs that are played way too early in the year. One of the most iconic christmas song is ‘Santa Claus Is Coming to Town’ written and composed by John Frederick Coots and Haven Gillespie. It was first sung on Eddie Cantor's radio show in November 1934. Through the songs comes melodies and rhythms that will stick in our heads but one verse stands out the most to all adults, teens, and children.