Wednesday, December 21, 2011
The Dishes all celebrate Christmas so you'll see a lot of posts on our site this time of year that are centered around that holiday: songs we sing, food we prepare, gifts we exchange, etc. Our readers, however, come from various religions and parts of the world and celebrate a variety of religious and non-religious winter holidays.
Today, we're wishing our Jewish friends a very Happy Hanukkah (or Chanukah). The eight day Jewish Festival of Lights began at sundown yesterday and continues for eight days.
In Japan (where my niece lives), Japanese New Year is the highlight families look forward to this time of year. Celebrated on January 1st, this has been one of their most important annual festivals for centuries.
Whether we celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Japanese New Year or another holiday; whether we live in the United States or Indonesia, at this time of year, we all have family traditions and holiday histories that are special to us. Today, let's bring the world together. Please tell us about the holidays you observe and the traditions you hold dear.