Tag Archives: Christianity

Mercure Galant: Messenger of the Past – New Year 1678

It might seem odd, Esteemed Readers, however the 17th century French did not celebrate Christmas & New Year. Fabulous celebrations with Christmas trees, presents & Santa Claus appeared only in the 19th century, on the eve of the Progress Age. … Continue reading

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Orthodox Christmas

Being a part of the Orthodox world I would like to tell you, Esteemed Readers, about one of our main tradition, that’s Christmas we celebrate on the 7th of January. They say that this difference appeared due to various calendars the … Continue reading

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On the Eve of Samhain

The Eve of Samhain,(I doubt I will ever regard it as Halloween), is filled with a special sort of attraction. The Celts believed this night opened the gates leading to the World of Deads, gave a chance to communicate with … Continue reading

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