Advent
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Advent (from the Latin adventus: advent, arrival of the Messiah) is the period that covers a few weeks before Christmas, four in the tradition of the Latin Church. Since the introduction of this liturgical season, by analogy with Quadragesima Lent … Read More

Christmas decoration – Christmas tree
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Christmas decorations include the decorations in homes and cities during Christmas and Advent. The most characteristic feature in homes is the crib and the Christmas tree, and Christmas lights in the cities. The traditional colors of these decorations are green … Read More

Who was Saint Nicholas?
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Nicolas of Myra, or Nicolas de Bari, commonly known as the “Saint Nicolas”, was born in Patara, in Lycia, around the year 260, and died in Myra in 345. It was an Archbishop of Myra in Lycia, Anatolia, East of … Read More

Celebration of Christmas
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Christmas is celebrated during the night of December 24 to 25 and December 25 all day. As a Christian festival, it commemorates every year the birth of Jesus of Nazareth. Originally, it was at that date that pagan festivities marked … Read More

Boxing Week
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Boxing Week is, at least, the six-day period that starts with Boxing Day and ends with New Year’s Eve. It may also include a few days before Christmas and/or after New Year’s Day. It is not strictly a week. Many … Read More

Bebinca
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Bebinca is a dessert from Goa, India. The ingredients include eggs and coconut milk. The dish is prepared and consumed during Christmas time. Traditionally this desert is baked over a slow fire and one turns the Bebinca upside down before … Read More

Biblical Magi
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In Christian tradition the Magi, also known as the Three Wise Men, The Three Kings, or Kings from the east, are Zoroastrian judicial astrologers or magi from Ancient Persia who according to the Gospel of Matthew came “from the east … Read More

Medieval Christmas and related winter festivals
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Christmas soon outgrew the Christological controversy that created it and came to dominate the medieval calendar. The forty days before Christmas became the “forty days of St. Martin,” now Advent. The fortieth day after Christmas was Candlemas. The Egyptian Christmas … Read More

Advent calendar
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An Advent calendar is a symbol of the holy season of Advent, celebrated in December near Christmas, another holiday season. The traditional calendar consists of two pieces of cardboard on top of each other. Twenty four doors are cut out … Read More

Christmas carols
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A popular urban legend was that they were named after a little girl named Carol Poles who disappeared in 1888 in the Whitechaple district of London. According to the legend, the little girl was reported missing around Christmas and many … Read More

Boxing Day
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Observed by: Commonwealth countries Type: International, Commonwealth countries Date: The first weekday after Christmas Day Related to: St Stephen’s Day Boxing Day is a public holiday observed in many Commonwealth countries on the first day (other than Sunday) following Christmas … Read More

Brandy butter
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Brandy butter is a sweet, rich sauce, usually consumed with traditional desserts during the Christmas and New Year period in the UK. Description Brandy butter is a blend of soft dark brown sugar, unsalted butter and brandy. Refrigerated until it … Read More

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