December 26 is called Boxing Day in England and other countries
in the Commonwealth, but it is unknown exactly when it first
Boxing Day seems to have originated in the mid nineteenth
century in England. Some historians believe the name 'Boxing Day'
came about because the boxes placed in churches where parishioners
deposited alms (coins) for the poor and needy were opened, and the
contents were distributed on December 26, which is also the Feast
of St Stephen. (St Stephen was the...
Europeans do not have an equivalent of Groundhog Day. In Canada
and the US, Ground Hog Day is a silly annual festival, held in late
winter, to 'predict" how soon Spring will come to the area,
Groundhog Day in the US (as seen in the Bill Murray film) is 2nd
February. Early in the morning, of the " Day ", a tame Ground Hog,
is observed, to see if there is enough daylight for him " to see
his shadow "....
Mexican holidays include:
Observed by law:
January 1: Año nuevo / New year's day
February 5: Dia de la constitucion / Constitution
March 21: Nacimiento de Benito Juarez / Benito
Juarez's birthday - honors the most beloved president among
May 1: Dia del Trabajo / Workers' day
September 16: Independence day's military parade
(Mexican Independence was declared on September 16, 1810 and the
celebration usually begins on the late hours of September 15 at the
Grito de independencia).
November 20: Dia de la Revolucion / Mexican
Yes! Christmas IS a Christian holiday. as is Easter, Valentine's
Day, and Saint Patrick's day!
These are also hoildays that are celebrated by Christians: Ash
Wednesday, Lent, Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Advent,
The period from May 12 to May 15 was noted to bring a brief
spell of colder weather in the Northern Hemisphere under the Julian
Calendar. With the change to the Gregorian Calendar, however, the
equivalent days would be May 19-May 22.
Unfortunately this would be very pre-historic times and
something we will never know.
The closest answer that could be given would likely be the
celebration of the seasons such as the winter solstice.
Civilizations around the globe all tend to have ancient traditions
to celebrate the coming of a season.
I think it is a matter of your social circle. Obviously, I am
one of those whose guests arrive early and leave early, don't show
or find something better to do. Reading online, it seems like it
may be a matter of the invitation. Online hints include:
Contact them at a good time (like after dinner)
Bring in personal interest during your conversation inviting
Give them a role - bring something, guest
Recontact them later if they cannot give you a yes...
Answer: Only shepherds celebrated with his parents the
day Jesus Christ was born over 2000 years ago. Record of this
celebration and the related details, but not an exact date, can be
found in the Bible (Luke chapter 2).
It is thought that the early Christians did not widely celebrate
the birth of Jesus. This is most likely true, since the primary
focus was on His life, crucifixion, and particularly His
resurrection. There certainly were some early Christian
celebrations. Early writings, including a...