Monday, December 25, 2006

A multi-cultural multi-religious holiday

This time of year does not belong to the Christians. It does not belong to the Jews. It does not belong to the Mexicans. It's a time filled with many traditions from all over the world and from many religions. And while there are plenty of folks shouting from the rooftops about putting the Christ back in Christmas, at our household this year we're celebrating a little bit of everything.

In celebration of Feliz Navidad and AdRi's heritage, we're making some Arroz con Leche for breakfast. This evening, we'll have a meal celebrating Christmas (with a classic stuffing and a salad), Hannukuh (pot roast), Joyous Celebration-celebrating my swiss heritage (raclette cheese melted at the table and eaten over broccoli), and Kwanza will be celebrated with Jamaican coffee brownies later tonight. And in honor of Festivus, there will be the airing of grievances. Finally, in honor of commercialism, we'll be attending the after-Christmas sales tomorrow.

And you thought I was kidding? Never, peeps. I wish you all the very best in this lovely holiday season, no matter where you may be from or what religion you may celebrate, or don't. Because the true spirit of this time of year is love for each other, and tolerance for our differences, something we all could use a little more of all year 'round.

Peace to you and yours.

8 comments:

Betsy said...

Beautifully said - and 100% on the money as well, of course.

Here's hoping your holidays were/continue to be marvelous!

Anonymous said...

Bravo to you and AdRi for celebrating the wonderful diversity of this season. Happy holidays!

blog Portland said...

I hope you had a great holiday!

But Jamaican "coffee" brownies? I think we all know what that really means...

The Recovering Straight Girl said...

Happy Everything Winter and Decemberish to you and yours. When are you coming to visit????? Ginger's missing her sis.

Anonymous said...

sounds like a fun celebration...hope y'all enjoyed the day :)

Anonymous said...

What a great idea! Hope it was as much fun as it sounds! I want to hear more about the brownies and the cheesey broccoli. Yummy!

I always try to acknowledge my Irish heritage and include the downing of many beers over the holidays... :P hee-hee. :)

Anonymous said...

Hey - don't forget to celebrate Agnostica! That's when you just sit there and don't know for sure ;)

Merry Everything to you and AdRi and Wink :)

patti_cake said...

Amen Sistah Merry Everything to you, AdRi & Winki-poo!