Christmas

Christmas, the birth of Jesus Christ, is celebrated by Christians all over the world on December 25th, the date of the Roman winter solstice. An older winter festival, the Yule, was originally celebrated by Germanic people during the winter solstice. Continue reading

Chinese Winter Festival

Chinese Winter Festival During the Han dynasty, the Chinese began to celebrate the winter solstice as a time when positive things grew stronger again. Thus, the winter festival became an important holiday that is still celebrated today. Traditionally, relatives and Continue reading