Holidays, Holy Days?

I decided for this post not to include a quote or picture.

Mostly everyone knows the term “Merry Christmas” and they know what it is about, meaning.

Ask yourself do you know anything about those who do not celebrate Christmas? How about the Menorah, or what our Islamic neighbors observe   Ramadan .

There are many other Holy Days of different religions that I would love to learn about.

I have an Islamic doctor.  My first visit to see him I sensed that he was hesitant, not sure what I would think of him.  As I looked around the room I saw a picture of Mecca.  So, I asked him, “have you made the pilgrimage yet?”.  His face changed countenance, he lit up  and asked how I knew about Mecca.  I told him I was studying about it.  Since that day we have a friendly visit during my checkup.

So, my question is this; How do you celebrate or not the Holidays, or Holy Days?  I would love to hear about Chanukah, and any Islamic blogger what Ramadan is about.

For those who celebrate Christmas, let’s hear from you about how you celebrate, traditions.

So many that I talk with have pre-conceived ideas about other faiths. Some are totally erroneous. 

Please be respectful in your comments for I would like for this to be a learning moment. I welcome all who read this to participate and enjoy learning about your neighbors, even your co-workers.

 

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  1. TheMysteriousBlogger

    One Christmas we had to eat our dinner at a Chinese restaurant. Nobody was in the restaurant but my wife, daughter and me. I’ll Be Home For Christmas was playing in the background. My wife started to cry uncontrollably and the Chinese staff started to cry also!

    A good time was had by all!

    Reminiscent of the ending scene in the classic movie, The Christmas Story!

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    1. Rethinking Scripture

      I’ll Be Home For Christmas is one song like your wife will bring a tear to my eye.

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      1. TheMysteriousBlogger

        “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” is a Christmas song written by the lyricist Kim Gannon and composer Walter Kent and recorded in 1943 by Bing Crosby, who scored a top ten hit with the song. Originally written to honor soldiers overseas who longed to be home at Christmas time, “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” has since gone on to become a Christmas standard.

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        1. Rethinking Scripture

          My Mom always watched Bing Crosby’s Christmas special. Also, Perry Como.

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