Archive for the ‘Year-Round Holidays’ Category

Boxing Day

Santa ReindeersBoxing Day is the name given to the December 26th public holiday, which was identical to the exchange of gifts that would normally occur on this day. It falls on the day after Christmas and is also known as the Feast of St. Stephen, the first Christian martyr. Boxing Day is one of the few British holidays, recognized since 1871, which is observed by banks, government offices as well as the post office.
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Hanukkah - the Festival of Lights

Hanukkah Gift BasketsHanukkah (or Chanukah) is a Hebrew word meaning dedication and it is also the name of the Jewish holiday, known as the Festival of lights. The Jews celebrate Hanukkah for eight consecutive days beginning from the 25th day of Kislev, the third month of the Jewish calendar. This corresponds roughly to the month of December (sometimes even November or January) of the Georgian calendar. Read more »


Thanksgiving Dinner TableThanksgiving is the most important of all the traditional holidays of America and is celebrated every year on the fourth Thursday of November. It is a celebration of a good harvest or a good year and the health of family and friends. People who are religious see Thanksgiving Day as a revelation of belief and gratitude to God; for others, Thanksgiving is a time for family and friends to come together one last time before Christmas. Read more »