Cover Story

Christmas and Other Seasonal Celebrations

by Mike Wiley

Our December cover is chock-a-block full of Christmas balls and the lights that reflect from them...a classic Christmas scene.

Yes, it is the season, but various groups and religions have different ways of celebrating, and do so at slightly different times.

That topic sent our intrepid Research Department Staff members on an enlightening search. Here are some of their findings.

Obviously the religion of Islam is one of the world’s major religions. Although Muslims do believe in Jesus, they do not believe that he is a god or the Son of God and, based on seasonal indications in the Bible, they also believe that Jesus was born in either March or September.

For Hindus, the “season” being celebrated is called Pancha Ganapati, a five-day celebration beginning on December 21.

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