There hasn't been a lot of action on the International scene recently, and as I was driving home today from work, I went through the Christian Arab Quarter which is in the Downtown Haifa area. One of our stores is there and my Lab is also.
As I passed the church, there was loud music playing from loudspeakers strung up around the church and across the street, they were playing carols, it was wonderful to hear all the familiar tunes but the words of course were in Arabic. There were lots of small children dressed as Santa Claus strolling around with big bells in their hands shouting out "Ho - Ho- Ho "
Haifa is a unique city here in Israel where the Jews, Muslims and Christian Arabs all live and work in harmony. An example for the rest of the area!
Our holiday festival in Israel is Hannukah which we call The Festival of Lights. It is celebrated by Jews around the world and especially for kids it's a great time as presents are given, just as they are for Christmas.
It's an 8 day festival and each night an extra candle is added to the 8 pronged candelabra and lit.
The traditional sweet delight that is served is called a Suffgania...... the rest of the world would know this as a delicious jam stuffed Doughnut, but for some reason they taste a whole lot better over Hannukah although I have to say after the third day, I usually give up on this delight!
Well, that's a short potted version of what happens here...... let's hear what happens in your part of the world
Happy holidays to everyone and lets pray for Good Health, Peace and Friendship around the world for the coming year.