Celebrating a new year or holiday is a great way to begin the new calendar year. But did you know that many of these celebrations are longstanding traditions? Nov. 1st, for example, is when people in America celebrate Thanksgiving. So, there’s no point in asking yourself “why do we celebrate November?” when you could instead ask why we celebrate Thanksgiving!
Why celebrate December
December is a time to reflect on the past year and prepare for the new one. It’s also a time to celebrate the accomplishments of people and things. Here are some reasons to celebrate December:
-It’s the month of Christmas. The holiday is celebrated worldwide, and it’s a time to be surrounded by family and friends.
-It’s the month of Hanukkah. This Jewish holiday celebrates the victory of light over darkness. Families gather to celebrate by lighting candles in Menorahs, and they eat Kiddush wine.
-It’s the month of Kwanzaa. This African-American holiday celebrates cultural identity and community. Families celebrate by exchanging gifts, having a party, and singing songs.
The origins of the December celebrations
November is a month that we celebrate for a variety of reasons. Some believe that it is the month when the Christmas celebrations begin, while others believe that it is the month when winter officially begins. Whatever the reason, we all enjoy celebrating in some way or another in November.
Some of the most popular celebrations in November include Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa. Each of these celebrations has its own unique history and meaning, which we will explore in more detail below.
Thanksgiving is a holiday that celebrates the harvest season and the Pilgrims who arrived in America to start a new life. The first Thanksgiving was celebrated by the Pilgrims on November 26th, 1621, and it was a very simple affair. They ate turkey and other traditional American foods like cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie.
Hanukkah is a holiday that celebrates the victory of Israel over Judah Maccabee in 168 BC. The Jewish people had been enslaved by the Greeks, but one day Judah Maccabee (known as a miracle worker) led an army against the Greeks and won their freedom. As a thank you, the Jewish people celebrated Hanukkah (meaning “ded ication” or “dedication of the altar”) with a feast consisting of foods that symbolize the miracle and great victory. The festival is celebrated in December and lasts eight days, which includes many customs like: candles, menorah (a seven branched candlestick), songs and dances.
Food is a very important part of the Jewish religion and culture. Each year throughout the year, many events are held where people celebrate their beliefs through food and drink. Some Jewish holidays include Pass over (a retelling of the story of Moses), Purim (a holiday celebrating the Persian story of Iranians who tried to exterminate all Jews, but were instead miraculously saved from being destroyed by Haman) and Channuka (celebrating Rosh Hashanah and Tishrei). During these holidays, the Jewish people eat foods that symbolize these beliefs. The Jewish religion is rich in culture, traditions and customs.
Who celebrates Christmas and what are their reasons
Christmas is a time to celebrate with friends and family. For many people, celebrating Christmas is a tradition that they have been doing for years. Some people celebrate Christmas because it is a religious holiday. Others may celebrate Christmas because it is a time of the year when they feel happy. Some people celebrate Christmas because it is a time to give gifts. For some, the Christmas season is about being festive and wearing a lot of colorful clothes. There are many reasons why people celebrate Christmas, and each person has their own reason for why they enjoy this holiday.
How to celebrate Christmas yourself?
Why celebrate Christmas? For many people, the answer is obvious: it’s a time of joy, giving, and family. But what about those of us who don’t have any family nearby? Or who live in places where Christmas doesn’t really hold much cultural significance? Here are five ways to celebrate Christmas all by yourself, no matter where you live or how close your family is.
November is a time to reflect on the past year, enjoy the present, and look forward to the future. We celebrate Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, and Christmas, but what about all of the other amazing holidays that our country has to offer? Here are five reasons why we celebrate November:
1. Thanksgiving is one of America’s most celebrated holidays. This holiday celebrates the Pilgrims’ first successful harvest in America and the friendship between Native Americans and colonists. Today, Thanksgiving is a time to family together, eat lots of food, and give thanks for all that we have.
2. Hanukkah is a Jewish holiday that celebrates the miracle of oil burning for eight days in a jar despite being denied water. Today, Hanukkah is celebrated with gifts, latkes (a type of potato pancake), and dreidels (a spinning top).
3. Christmas is one of the most popular holidays in the world. This holiday celebrates Jesus Christ’s birth and marks the beginning of Christmas season. Christmas also celebrates love, joy, peace, and goodwill towards men.
4. St. Patrick’s Day is another important holiday in America . It is known as the Irish heritage holiday.
5. Valentine’s Day is a day to celebrate love and romance. There are flowers and cards, songs, poems, and stories about love on this day.
6. Easter Sunday is another important Christian holiday in North America. This holiday celebrates Jesus Christ’s resurrection from death after three days of suffering on the cross for our sins.
7. Labor Day marks the beginning of summer at the end of summer school year across America.