Showing posts with label december. Show all posts
Showing posts with label december. Show all posts

Christmas - December 25

Christmas is the most important holiday in the Western Christian community. On this day we celebrate the birth of Jesus, the father of Christianity.
The holiday was set in 354, by Pope Liberius, who declared December 25 to be the birthday of Jesus.
The story of the birth of Jesus has two versions in the New Testament: one appears in the Gospel according to Matthew, and the other in the Gospel according to Luke.
According to Luke the Virgin Mary revealed that she was pregnant by an angel, and that she was conceived by the Holy Spirit, without sexual contact. The emperor Augustus who ruled the Roman Empire at that time ordered registration in the census, so Miriam and her husband Joseph left their home in Nazareth and went to sleep with Joseph's family in Bethlehem. They could not find a vacant room in the inn to sleep in, so they spent the night in the family's stable. That night a girl picks up Jesus in a manger. The birth of Jesus in Bethlehem, the city of David's origin, was the fulfillment of the prophecy of the prophet Isaiah.

According to Matthew, after Jesus was born in Bethlehem (the book does not detail his parents' journey from Nazareth to Bethlehem), the three ancient sages came to visit the family. After the visit they came to Jerusalem and told King Herod that they had seen a star, which tells of the birth of a great king. They followed the star to Bethlehem, arriving at the place where Mary and Joseph were staying. They gave Jesus gifts - gold, myrrh and frankincense, and warned his parents against Herod's intentions to murder all the children in Bethlehem who were under the age of two, because of his fear of the birth of a child to compete for his chair. The family fled to Egypt and returned to Israel after Herod died. They settled in Nazareth because they feared Herod's son, Archelaus.
The birth of Jesus statues
Nativity Scene: a Christmas custom is to design the scene of Jesus' birth in a barn with sculpted figures of Christ, His parents and possibly also with the ancient sages.

Among the main customs of the holiday:
Christmas tree decoration - a fir tree decorated with lights and ornaments.
Home decoration with green vegetation and mistletoe, many houses in North and South America also decorate the houses and courtyards from the outside.
Giving presents in the name of Santa Claus who arrives in a sleigh at night mounted on reindeer and places the presents under the fir tree.

santa claus dolls

Main street at Christmas Haifa northern Israel

Sancta Nicolas car
Sancta Nicolas car in Haifa, near Santa Claus house


Animated gifs of Christmas

Immigrants Day - December 18

International Immigrants Day is a day of global solidarity with immigrants. Today, the UN International Covenant on the Rights of Immigrants declared in 1990. It was first celebrated in 1997 and only 17 years later, after the unification of immigrants and propaganda on the subject, it was celebrated again. Even today almost no one knows about the existence of the day This one, including the immigrants themselves.Immigrant Day is a celebration of 232 million people who said to themselves “I can no longer live in this place” and jumped on a plane with a one-way ticket.

There are lots of immigrants who have left to find new opportunities, but there are also those who have been forced to leave their homeland involuntarily, due to war, famine, natural disaster or human trafficking.
Due to climate change, the number of immigrants is expected to increase in the coming years. People who live in places that are prone to flooding due to rising ocean water levels for example, may get into a situation where they will have to leave where they live and start their lives in new places.
The issue of immigrants is very sensitive. It is not easy to absorb new immigrants, probably in a period that is not as quiet as it is today. But it also has a positive side - immigrants have millions of babies born in the receiving countries and they will be the future taxpayers who will help finance the pensions and social security of the locals.
International Immigrant Day was set for December 18, by the United Nations General Assembly on December 4, 2000.

December 18 is also Arabic Language Day

Cupcakes coloring pages

Coloring pages of cupcakes. Cupcake is a small personal cake that you can be very creative with and decorate with lots of decorations and shapes, which a small and boring cake can turn into an impressive work of art. In British English cupcake is also a fairy cake and for Australians it is a fairy cake, a cup cake and a patty cake. The cake is meant for one person, so it can be made special for someone special. It can be baked in a small mold made of silicone, aluminum or special baking paper.
The first mention of a cupcake in history is from 1796, in an American cookbook written by Emilia Simmons, about "a cake baked in small cups." 
Here you will find coloring pages of cupcakes you can paint as  you like with your creative mind. 
You're always welcome to come back for more cupcakes coloring pages. To print the coloring page, click on it and it will open in a new window. You can save it on your computer and print or print from the new window. Have fun coloring!

cupcake coloring page
cute cupcake coloring page
cupcake with cute face coloring book
cute funny cupcake coloring book
cutie kawaii cupcake anime style coloring page
cute funny creamy cupcake coloring page
funny cupcake for halloween
creamy cupcake with cute face kawaii coloring page
cute cat in cupcake coloring page
cute kitten cupcake catcake
cute puppy dog cupcake coloring page
puppy in cupcake puppycake
cute small dog in cupcake coloring page
cute cat kitty cupcake anime style catcake
bunny in cupcake coloring page
cute bunny cupcake coloring page
decorative cupcake coloring page
cupcake hearts stars cicles coloring page

Jamhuri - 12 December

Jamhuri Day which takes place every year on December 12 is a national holiday in Kenya. Jomhuri is a Swahili word meaning "republic" and is an official holiday day score of Kenya's founding as a republic on December 12, 1964. However, the country also gained independence from Britain a year before on December 12, 1963, the day Jamhuri is double event and is generally considered the most important holiday shopping, many cultural celebrations mark the country's cultural heritage.

Fun facts about Kenya:

Kenya is located in East Africa, on the equator.

In 2017, Kenya's population was estimated at 47 million.

The official name of Kenya is the Republic of Kenya.

The capital and largest city in Kenya is Nairobi. Mombasa is the second largest city.

The two official languages in Canada are Swahili English, although there are dozens of other languages spoken in different parts of the country.

Kenya is on the shores of Lake Victoria, the second largest freshwater lake in the world. More border with Lake Tanzania and Uganda.

Kenya has many national wildlife parks and an active safari, making it a very popular tourist destination.

The main agriculture of the Kenya economy is tea, coffee and flowers.

In Kenya there are large animals such as lions, buffalo, tigers, elephants and rhinos.

Kenya has a hotel where giraffes roam freely in its territory.

In Kenya they drive on the left side of the road.

Kenya is named after Mount Kenya, the highest mountain in the country (5,199 meters, 17,057 feet), and the second highest in Africa.

Kenya gained independence from Britain in 1963.

Kenya is a developing country and half of its population lives in poverty.

In terms of sports, Kenya is best known for running medium and long distance and often produces Olympic champions.

Letter Writing Day - September 1st

When was the last time you held a pen in your hand and used it to write a letter on paper in your handwriting? Emails and text messages in apps are amazing ways of communication. We write something to someone and he gets it right away, but letters on the other hand are kept in a special and personal place.
Letter Writing Day is a special day that falls on September 1 of each year, when the dust is removed from the stationery, pens and envelopes and a letter is written that is sent by mail, not by computer or smartphone. It is also a day to learn the art of letter writing.
In this digital age that all messages are sent by electronic ways, it is almost inconceivable to sit down and compose a letter. However, according to studies, there are good reasons not to give up writing letters completely.

Here are some great reasons to write a letter:

This is a thoughtful way to communicate with those you love.
The recipient of the letter can keep your letter for years.
It has been found that people who write thank you letters are aware and happy with life.
This is a great way to strengthen a friendship, marriage or other significant relationship.
It can help someone better understand your point of view or your position on a particular issue.
Your older friends and relatives will cherish this traditional form of communication.
If you have a beautiful handwriting, this is a way to demonstrate your writing skills.
Another reason to write a letter instead of text or email is that it forces you to really think about what you are writing. Too often, we quickly send texts and emails without really thinking about the impact our words have on the recipient. With the help of a handwritten letter, we are forced to be more careful in choosing the words.

If you have never written a letter, all you need to know is the parts it needs to include. These sections include your date, greeting, letter body, closing and signature.

The history of the day of writing the letters
The day of writing the letters was founded by Richard Simpkin in 2014. In the late 1990s Simpkin wrote letters to people who were considered an Australian legends. He was very moved when these legends replied to him in a letter. In 2005 Simpkin published his book Australian Legends. His excitement at the letters that enabled the project led him to create a day dedicated to letter writing. To help promote letter writing, Simpkin does letter writing workshops in schools and encourages adults to take a break from social media and write a letter.

How to celebrate the day of writing the letters?
The best way to celebrate this day is to write a letter to someone. It could be a friend or relative who lives miles away from you or someone you have lost touch with over time. The recipient of your letter can even be your spouse, parent or best friend. Other ways to celebrate this day are to learn the correct method of writing a handwritten letter, to teach someone to write a handwritten letter, to read historical letters written by famous people and more.

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