I am not only a Comedy Magician and Entertaining Educator in my everyday life I am a devout Pantheist. I honor and respect all that is alive including other humans and their beliefs. As diverse American humans we have a lot of celebrations going on in the Yuletide of December.
Today is Human Rights Day and as part of our American Human Rights you get to choose your faith, your sexual orientation and how educated you would like to be. This news is awesome considering these choices are not Worldwide options. Please be grateful for all of these celebration choices as I am!
Officially, the 2016 Yuletide starts on December 21st and ends on January 1st, 2017. Celebrating Yule? You probably are no matter your belief as Solstice is the real reason for the season and all the following holidays wrap around the newborn Sun☀️.
Sunset December 24th to sunset January 1st is Hanukkah. Jewish friends celebrate the Festival of Lights with "8 crazy nights".
December 17th to December 23rd is Saturnalia. An ancient Roman Holiday making its comeback with both Wiccan and Pagan friends who celebrate all things to do with Solstice.
December 21st, 5:44 am (EST) Winter Solstice arrives. Even Atheist friends like this one as daylight will begin to grow longer until summer solstice occurs in July.
December 25th, Christmas the date given by the Western Christian Churches for the birth of their savior Jesus Christ for Christians around the world to celebrate. It is also a feast central to the Christian liturgical year, it closes the Advent season and initiates the twelve days of Christmastide, which ends after the twelfth night. The Julian calendar has it fall nearer to January 7th.
December 26th to January 1st, Kwanzaa. A seven day festival that celebrates African and African American culture and history.
American Baptist churches are embracing it as a celebration of Family.
December 26th is Boxing Day. An English tradition of giving to those that serve you catching on in America. Don't forget your postal, trash collectors and favorite store clerks. Extra big tips to Waitstaff!
December 27th, St. John's Day The Feast Day for St. John the Apostle is held in the Roman Catholic Church and some Protestant denominations.
December 31st, New Years Eve. Americans celebrate the year change of the Gregorian calendar with everything from wild parties to quiet stay at home events.
January 1st, New Year's Day. Welcome 2017