The name Christmas originates from the words “Christ’s Mass,” but our Christmas traditions are not only born of the Christian faith. Our modern Christmas traditions stem from a myriad of cultures, faiths, and times. Last year we wrote a blog on Old Christmas and traditions associated with it.
It’s the shortest day of the year – the winter solstice. A phenomenon noted by cultures all over the world. Many of these cultures mark this time of the year with a holiday or celebration.