(Published in the December 2016 issue of Batayan)
A 6th grader was asked by her bus driver why she is celebrating Christmas, when she is of Indian origin. She smiled at her bus driver and said “Well, because I can.” However, she herself wasn’t happy about the answer she gave to the driver. She wanted to know more, she had questions that needed to be answered. She had to feel connected to the most popular festival in the country she was born in, even though she was born to immigrant parents.
The above is a true story that compelled me to write about the ancient origins of Christmas. I dedicate this article to that lovely girl and all children of different races and nationalities.
Humanity created festivals to remember certain times in the year and to celebrate time, over and over again every year. Time was recorded by a calendar…
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