Peace Is Always Beautiful

One of the joys and benefits of having JoHannaMassey.com has been interacting with people from around the globe, whose lives and interests are so varied, so interesting, and so vividly shared. For me, it has brought to the forefront just how different and just how the same we are in our enthusiasm to honor  our holidays, times which offer to bring out the best in us. In December alone the globally shared possibilities for Beautiful Peace to embrace our planet are quite possibly  miraculous.

A sample of celebrations:

Kwanzaa- December 26-January 1- celebrating the history, heritage, and culture of the African American and African Diaspora (the dispersion of people from their homeland).

Christmas- December 25- Christians celebrate the birth of birth of Jesus the Christ.

Chanukah December 24-January 1- The Festival of the Lights. In Judaism, the re-dedicating of the Holy Temple following Israel’s defeat of the Greek Army. With only enough oil to light lamps for one day, the lamps stay lit for eight symbolizing the Goodness of God.

Pancha  Ganapati– December 21-25   Hindus worship Lord Ganesha, the elephant-headed Lord of culture/new beginnings. A time to mend miss steps and  bring Lord Ganesha’s blessing  of joy and harmony to family, friends, associates, culture and religion.

Winter Solstice: December 21 –shortest day of the year. Welcoming back the light to follow

Soyal – December 21 Hopi and Zuni Tribal members  honor  the winter solstice, Soyal honors the beginning of the return of the light and a New Year around the seasonal Wheel of our Lives.

Shabe-Yalda- December 21- Iranian Interfaith celebration of the rebirth of the sun on  winter solstice.

Mawlid al-Nabi: December 12- the birth ( Islamic Calendar)  of Muhammad (prophet of Islam).

Bodhi Day December 8- Buddha’s Day of enlightenment

Kwanzaa- December 26-January 1- celebrating the history, heritage, and culture of the African American and African Diaspora  (the dispersion of people from their homeland).

Beautiful Peace to you this holiday season.  Heartfelt gratitude and joy for all of your support and kindness in support of  JoHannaMassey.com.

Todays Music: Bing Crosby & Frank Sinatra – Silent Night

16 thoughts on “Peace Is Always Beautiful

  1. HI JoHanna!
    The wife and I noticed your blog and appreciate the message you give here. Please allow me to encourage you to keep writing and never abandon this site. I develop mobile apps for bloggers, and if you are ever curious about having a mobile app version of this blog, I would love to help. We appreciate the hard work you have put into this blog and wish you all future success in business and in life.
    Thank you for your time, it is the most precious thing we all possess.
    -Jacque’

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  2. Johanna, thank you for sharing this international holidays for this time of year and I few I haven’t heard of before so I’m now going to settle down and read on. Sharing, learning here in WP is a wonderful experience. Wishing you a very special Christmas. 😀🌲

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  3. JoHanna, thank you for this post! I am familiar with most of the celebrations you mention but not in detail. It is important, I think, to be aware of all cultures – it goes a long way towards “Peace On Earth”.

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