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 Post subject: Re: Another name for Merry Christmas?
 Post Posted: Sun Dec 27, 2009 9:16 am 
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 Post subject: Re: Another name for Merry Christmas?
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 Post subject: Re: Another name for Merry Christmas?
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Hannukah is a completely different holiday than Christmas. It's the celebration of a miracle that took place a long long time ago, and the jewish people only had enough oil to light the menorah for one night. The Menorah stayed lit for eight days.
There are similiarities however, like gift giving and celebration. The jews like to celebrate by eating foods cooked in oil, since the holiday centers around oil. And both holidays are in December. December is full of cool holidays actually, which is why I think it's called the holiday season. But most people automatically think of Christmas.
Now, I think Kwanzaa involves lighting candles too, but I could be wrong. Kwanzaa I believe is an african american holiday.

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 Post subject: Re: Another name for Merry Christmas?
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Yes, they do light candles during Kwanzaa. I've read about it in women's magazines. That holiday was invented by Americans, but it celebrates various virtues held in high regard by African cultures. Each day is set aside for one of the virtues, which are given African names. For example, one day celebrates "Imani," which I believe means "faith" or "faithfulness."


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 Post subject: Re: Another name for Merry Christmas?
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Hannukah was around long before Kwanzaa was. I think they copied the jews with the candlabra lighting and stuff. :p
Except Kwanzaa has different colored candles.
I'm such a nut, I want to celebrate them all. I read that in Hannukah they only really give gifts to children and it's actually not that important of a holiday to the jews, it's just become so mainstream because the jews need something to fill the void because they don't celebrate christmas, and jewish children become disapointed that their non-jewish friends are getting presents on christmas.
I suppose if you're a messianic jew though, you could celebrate both because messianic jews recongnize Jesus as the messiah. Orthadox jews don't.
Of course, Orthadox jews if I remember right, don't believe in celebrating Halloween either. Or Easter, but they do have passover, and that's a really important holiday to the jewish people.
Sorry, I'm going off on a rant about Jewish holidays. My great grandfather was a jew you see, but most of my family are gentile.
Kwanzaa I think can be celebrated by anyone, though I doubt a jew is going to say you can't celebrate Hannukah if you aren't jewish. :p

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 Post subject: Re: Another name for Merry Christmas?
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iHaunt wrote:
I've noticed some people saying "Merry Christmas", "Happy Holidays", "Feliz Navidad" and "Happy Hanukkah" etc.

So are there more names anywhere?


Season's Greetings, perhaps?

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 Post subject: Re: Another name for Merry Christmas?
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 Post subject: Re: Another name for Merry Christmas?
 Post Posted: Thu Sep 02, 2010 10:26 am 
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Christmas and Hanukah are both based on religion. The 4th of July and Memorial Day, and to an extent Thanksgiving are based on the history or our country. I think, and I could be wrong, that Kwanza is based entirely on culture. It has no religious or political implications. African Americans celebrate the African culture. It has nothing to do with various religious interests or a day to commemorate some political victory.

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 Post subject: Re: Another name for Merry Christmas?
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I think you are right about that, Mike, although Thanksgiving also has a religious connotation. I believe it grew out of English harvest festivals. After all, people have to be giving thanks to someone or something--


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 Post subject: Re: Another name for Merry Christmas?
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Thanksgiving is exactly that. It was started by the pilgrims who regularly celebrated a "Feast of Thanksgiving" during the Fall Harvest, but it was also celebrated at other times of the year if the situation warrented it. Our present day celebration of Thanksgiving is considered to be a secular holiday, because many feel that it was rooted more in American History then in Religion, but there is no doubt that Religion played a vital part, and IMHO still does. I do attend Mass on Thanksgiving Day, and give Thanks to God for all the good things that I received that year and through out my life.

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 Post subject: Re: Another name for Merry Christmas?
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 Post subject: Re: Another name for Merry Christmas?
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Murfreesboro wrote:
I think you are right about that, Mike, although Thanksgiving also has a religious connotation. I believe it grew out of English harvest festivals. After all, people have to be giving thanks to someone or something--


I give thanks to whoever cooked the turkey, and to the pumpkins who gave their lives to be my pie. :wink:


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 Post subject: Re: Another name for Merry Christmas?
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I think you are right about that, Mike, although Thanksgiving also has a religious connotation. I believe it grew out of English harvest festivals. After all, people have to be giving thanks to someone or something--


I give thanks to whoever cooked the turkey, and to the pumpkins who gave their lives to be my pie. :wink:


Amen to that! I still haven't used that can of pumpkin puree, but I don't feel like making a crust. What to do, what to do? :?

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 Post subject: Re: Another name for Merry Christmas?
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Buy a pre-pressed frozen crust. Pillsbury crusts usually are made with lard, but I think it's the Marie Callender ones that are made with vegetable shortening, which is good if you have any veggies in the family (like my wee brother). They bake up real flaky and good; all you gotta do is mix up the filling (pumpkin, condensed milk, sugar, eggs, spices, and a bit of flour). Simple, fella, simple!!


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