December 2017 Holiday Overview

The end of the year is closing in fast, and for some of us the holidays are already upon us.  For the next two weeks, almost every day’s a holiday!

  • Hanukkah: Nightfall December 12 tocandles-897776_640 Nightfall December 20:  Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights, is the most well-known Jewish holiday (although not necessarily the largest holiday of their year).  It is best celebrated with a menorah, fried foods, wine, and good company.  For more information and great food, check out our articles here and here.
  • Winter Solstice: December 21:  Thissweden-123784_640 night ties into all of our winter holiday traditions, such as bringing greenery indoors, large family meals, and setting up lights to drive off the darkness.  This is also a good night for bonfires.  For more information, see our article here.
  • Super Saturday: December 23:  This is the worst day of the year to go to the mall.  Don’t do it.
  • Christmas: December 24 to Decemberthe-christmas-tree-1081320_640 25:  Technically, this is the first time we’ve written a Christmas article before Christmas, since we usually completely lose track of time this month.  (Not that we haven’t lost track of time this month, but as we are hosting Christmas for the first time this year I think that counts as an excuse).  For information about Christmas around the world and the 12 days of Christmas, see our articles here and here.  Also, we will be posting recipes and Christmas-related articles for the remainder of the month, since Adam and I have made outdoor decorations this year.  And no, they aren’t the Halloween decorations with Santa hats on.
  • New Year’s Eve: December 31:  If evernew-years-eve-951750_640 there was a day to give in to superstition and try to better your luck, this is it.  See our articles here and here for popular foods and superstitions!

And I’m off again to continue frantically shopping/ decorating!

Happy Holidays!

Posted December 15th, 2017 by Admin
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