To All A Happy Hanukkah And Merry Christmas And A Healthy, Active And Exciting Holiday Season, Peter Clarke
Greeting and Salutation to All those who celebrate in their own way during this holiday season.
- (1888PressRelease) December 08, 2010 - With Hanukkah having started on December 1 and going until December 9 and followed by Christmas on December 25 many Jewish, Christian, Muslim and other Peoples will spend these religious special days or just holidays for some with family members, friends and associates.
I take this opportunity to wish Christians, Jews, Muslims, Islam's, Hindus, Buddhists and everyone a Happy Hanukkah and Merry Christmas and an Exciting, Active and Healthy Holiday Season.
Hanukkah 2010 December 1-9
Hanukkah which this year started on December 1, is a Jewish holiday celebrated for eight days and nights. Hanukkah has become much more popular in modern practice because of its proximity to Christmas.
With many Jewish people living in predominately Christian societies, over time Hanukkah has become much more festive and Christmas-like.
Jewish children receive gifts for Hanukkah - often one gift for each of the eight nights of the holiday. Many parents hope that by making Hanukkah extra special their children won't feel left out of all the Christmas festivities going on around them.
Christmas 2010 December 25
Around about 400 AD, Christians started celebrating the birth of Jesus. 'Christ' means 'Messiah' or 'Anointed One' - the title given to Jesus - and 'Mass' was a religious festival.
Unfortunately in most of the world today, the real meaning of Christmas is often forgotten. It has become a non-religious holiday!
More children believe in Santa Claus or Father Christmas than in Jesus. Christmas Day has become a time for eating, drinking too much and watching television.
To find the real Christmas story it can be found in the Christian Bible. It is told in two different books, Matthew and Luke chapters 1 and 2.
By reading the story of the birth of Jesus and seeing how Christians celebrate Christmas today you will see that unfortunately they do not seem to have many connections in Christian society to day.