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Festive Occasions And Celebration During A Holiday Season
Traditionally the celebration of the Christmas holiday in the view of the Christian aspect centers around the birth of the proclaimed Savior. This celebration is recognized all over the world in various ways. Each country and religious organization has specific and unique customs that they uphold. The customs, although different are each unified in that it is celebrated by family, friends and loved ones.
For example, there is Hanukah which is celebrated by the Jewish community starting on December 22, one candle per night is lit for eight days. Thus, on the last night there will be eight candles lit. Additionally yet another example, in the Philippines, their Christmas begins in September and lasts through the third Sunday in January. In every country regardless of what the holiday is called, it is a celebration shared with family and friends. Feasting, joining in song and sharing in the unity.
Just as in many other country's our traditions are very similar. We too go to see the elderly, visit our house of worship and gather for games. feast and song. Renewing bonds that life and distance have caused as a result of daily survival. Attempting to reaffirm the familial link of days and years gone by within the limited time allotted for the holiday. Exchanging gifts as a symbol of the love and unity of the season.
The holiday season is a time of love, family, friends and sharing. This sharing is the gift extended to all of love. There are numerous ways to share the warmth of the holiday spirit. What better way to exemplify the love and warmth that by inviting a soldier away from home to join your family. To feast and dine, share a laugh or two and establish a bond that will last a lifetime. Perhaps, giving of oneself by assisting to serve a holiday meal to those less fortunate would be a gift of the heart.
Perhaps, giving of oneself, by remembering those who serve daily, through delivering a holiday meal to the police or fire division. Sharing the holiday with love and compassion is not only reserved for family and friends but to all with a true heart. The sincerity with which one gives is the true hallmark of the holiday season. Though the gift of oneself is not wrapped in tinsel and bow, and is not presented with fanfare, it is the truest gift of them all.
The lesson of the holiday season is repeated year after year. It is the same lesson that bids us all to unite, share and be thankful for the blessings found in loved ones. Failing to recognize the true gift of the season imprisons us to an island of self serving isolation. Adrift without warmth and the compassion experienced in the bosom of family.
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