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  • Celebrating Solstice
  • Rituals for the Season
  • Santa Was a Shaman



  • Happy Rohatsu!
    Celebrate Buddha's enlightenment and
    Birth of the Bab
    Who is the Bab? By Kathleen K. Lehman

    Sukkot
  • Holiday of Affluence By Irving Greenberg
  • Heart of the Sukkah by Rodger Kamenetz
  • What is Sukkkot?


    Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur

  • The Chain of Tradition, Reversed
    By Emily Bazelon
  • All Vows Forgiven
    By Lisa Schamess
  • Family Q&A
    By Jane LitmanBaha'i
    Buddhism
    Christianity
  • Ascension & Pentecost
  • Christmas
  • Easter
  • Lent & Holy Week
  • St. Patrick's Day
  • Valentine's Day
    Earth Based
    Hinduism
  • Holi
    Islam

  • Ramadan
    Judaism
  • Passover
  • Purim
    Cultural/ Spiritual
  • Kwanzaa
  • New Year's
  • Martin Luther King Day
  • Mother's Day
  • Father's Day
  • Memorial Day
    Other Religions

    Christmas
    A Mormon Christmas
    After I converted to Mormonism, would I have to give up beloved wintertime rituals?
    by Linda Kimball

    Musical selections:
    The Breda Cathedral Boys Choir

    Santa Claus Was a Shaman
    The long history of the man in red who comes bearing gifts
    by John and Caitlin Matthews

    Season's E-Greetings
    Forget the mailman. The Internet is the hottest--and fastest--way to send your holiday cards

    Candlelight
    How our Advent wreath helps us stop time
    by Jean Fitzpatrick

    Come, Lord Jesus
    Advent calm amid Christmas frenzy
    by Christine Whittaker

    Celebrating the Nativity Orthodox-Style
    Western Holiday Traditions in an Eastern Faith
    by Father John Mack

    No Chipmunks, Please, We're Orthodox
    The benefits of an Old Calendar Christmas
    by Philip Kontos

    'I Do in Part Believe It'
    Shakespeare and the spiritual schizophrenia of Christmas
    by Harvey Cox

    Kwanzaa
    Kwanzaa Reflection
    Celebrating the 'first fruits of the harvest'
    by Eric Copage

    The Kwanzaa Karamu
    Maulana (Ron) Karenga's suggested way to conduct a Kwanzaa Karamu, as elaborated by Cedric McCleser
    by Eric Copage

    What You Need on Your Table to Celebrate Kwanzaa
    by Eric Copage

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