The other day someone asked me what is my favorite time around the year, and I replied at that instance the holiday season! It is such a special time, the environment is joyous, cheerful, and people making holiday plans. It is just a happy time!
While researching for this blog I came across interesting information about Kwanzaa, which is a non-religious African American holiday based on various African celebrations. This celebration begins on December 26 and continues for 7 days. During each of the days of Kwanzaa, family members gather to light one of seven candles. As each candle burns, the family discusses one of the seven principles on which Kwanzaa is based:
- Collective responsibility
- Cooperative economics
After I read about this particular celebration , it made me think critically about the religious beliefs and values we as individuals share, these beliefs/values may be outlined or prioritized differently in each religion but in my opinion they give us strength, optimism and show us light to become a better person.
Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa or for that matter any other holiday in December, in my opinion these special days share certain similarities such as getting together with families, discussing values and beliefs and to make it more fun exchanging gifts.
So to all my readers and friends I once again want to wish you very Happy Holidays! Hope you have a great time with your loved ones!