it’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas

Well that’s it. Work is officially over. Not only that but the last Wedding Album is done and on the way to the Happy Couple.

Nothing now to do but eat drink and be Merry.

Whatever religion you are (or not), if your on Holiday, have a great break.

Some Religious Festivals this Month.

5 December Ashura (Muslim)
This is a day of fasting for Sunni Muslims. The day that Nuh (Noah) left the Ark and the day that Musa (Moses) was saved from the Egyptians by Allah. Shi’ite Muslims mark the martyrdom of Hussein, a grandson of the prophet, on this day and see it as a great festival.

8 December Bodhi Day (Buddhist)
Some Buddhists (eg Pure Land followers) celebrate Gautama’s attainment of Enlightenment on this day under the Bodhi tree in Bodhgaya, North India.

21 December Hanukkah begins (alternate spelling Chanukah) (Jewish)
Hanukka celebrates the miraculous victory over religious persecution in the Holy Land and also commemorates the re-dedication of the Second Temple in Jerusalem and the miracle of the burning oil.

22 December Yule (Pagan)
Yule is the time of the winter solstice, when the sun child is reborn, an image of the return of all new life born through the love of the Gods.

25 December
Christmas (Christian)
Celebrates the birth of Jesus, who Christians believe to be the son of God.

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