Posts tagged ‘Jesus’

January 6, 2014

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The Christian holiday of Epiphany is celebrated on January 6th, the last day of the twelve days of Christmas.  It takes its name from the Greek word epiphaneia, meaning “appearance,” since according to traditional belief, it was on that day, that the Magi (or Wise Men), first saw the baby Jesus.

Source: The Word Origin 2014 Calendar

December 24, 2013

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In Bolivia they observe  La Misa Del Gallo or “Mass of the Rooster” on Christmas Eve. Some people even bring roosters to the midnight mass, as a gesture that symbolizes the belief that a rooster was the first animal to announce the birth of Jesus.

Source: http://www.facts.randomhistory.com

December 17, 2013

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The Christmas wreath has significant meaning during the holiday season. It’s circular shape represents eternity, for it has no beginning and no end. From a Christian perspective, the evergreen, most frequently used in making wreathes, symbolizes growth and everlasting life.  Holly branches have thorns, when used in a wreath it represents the thorns on Jesus’ crown when he was crucified. Bright red holly berries symbolize Jesus’ blood that was shed for us.

Source: www.holidayinsights.com