The Gifts We Want to Give for the coming holidays in 2016
Monday 31 October 2016
Halloween (or Hallowe'en) is an annual holiday observed on October 31. It has roots in the Celtic festival of Samhain and the Christian holiday All Saints' Day, but is today largely a secular celebration.
Today Halloween is becoming once again an adult holiday or masquerade. Men and women in every disguise imaginable are taking to the streets of big cities and parading past grinningly carved, candlelit jack o'lanterns, visiting haunted attractions, playing pranks, telling scary stories and watching horror films. This holy and magic evening is a celebration of reversible possibilities, inverted roles, and mystery.
Sunday 25 December 2016
Christmas or Christmas Day is an annual festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ, observed most commonly on December 25 as a religious and cultural celebration among billions of people around the world. A feast central to the Christian liturgical year, it is prepared for by the season of Advent or Nativity Fast and is prolonged by the Octave of Christmas and further by the season of Christmastide. Christmas Day is a public holiday in many of the world's nations, is celebrated culturally by a large number of non-Christian people, and is an integral part of the Christmas and holiday season.