Acción de Gracias -
Jueves 23 Noviembre, 2017
Feriado seculare : En 1621, un año después de su llegada en Massachusetts, los puritanos querían practicar su religión libremente. Después de un duro invierno, la mitad de ellos murieron. Con las tribus indias, que han aprendido a sobrevivir, especialmente por comer pavo.
Día de Navidad -
Lunes 25 Diciembre, 2017
Católica o Protestante : Since pre-historic times in Europe, festivities (bonfires, offrerings) were marking the beginning of longer hours of daylight with fires and ritual. The Roman festival of Saturnalia lasted several days in December (gambling and offerings). Germanic tribes also celebrated mid-winter (drinking and rituals). The Bulgarian (with Koleduvane) and the Polish (with Gwiazdka) perpetuate this tradition. Jesus of Nazareth was probably born in springtime (Reformists favour autumn). But in the 4th century, December 25th was chosen for the celebration of his birth by Pope Julius I (Bishop Liberus is also mentioned in 354 A.D.). Thus, a Christian element was introduced in the long-established mid-winter festivals. Before 1582, the Papal States and other Italian city states celebrated New Year’s Day on Christmas Day.