Thursday, January 06, 2005

I would like to wish everyone who celebrates Orthodox Christmas or Three Kings Day a happy holiday!

People of the Orthodox sect of Christianity follow the Julian Calendar for Christmas. And the various cultures have their own way of celebrating the Orthodox Christmas. Some celebrate on the 6th while others the 7th.

In Israel Armenians celebrate Christmas on Jan. 18.

My family has been celebrating American Christmas since beng in America. This years marks our 25th anniversary. My mom usually makes Anoushabour for Christmas. It is a pudding filled with dried fruit, nuts and cinammon. Niel likes it. Here is a link for various foods eaten on that day.

In Armenia Santa Claus is referred to as Winter Grandpa. And the way people would greet one another is "Christ is born".

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Shannon said...

I love it when you post stuff about the Armenian culture. I attended an Armenian wedding once and it was so cool.

foodiechickie said...

Thanks Shannon!! I am glad you had fun!

Leslie said...

Thanks for all that info, Ani!
I love learning about other cultures.

And Happy 25th Anniversary of being here! And I like the "Winter Grandpa" title much, much more than Santa Claus.

foodiechickie said...

Thank you:)

I agree learning about other cultures is great!