GRAND Magazine - November/December 2016 - 13
A special section for new and expecting grandparents
Holidays share a focus on family, hope and light, peace and
love - Click on this video and share with your grandkids
A Quick Look at Some
of This Season's Holidays
Thanksgiving (American) -
What Americans think they know about the history of
Thanksgiving doesn't always square with the truth.
Bodhi Day (Buddhist) - December 8
Celebration of the Budhha's awakening or enlightenment
Milad-un-Nabi - or Malwid, ID-E-Milad -
(Muslim) - December 13
Over the river and through the woods?
ot many of us actually live that pastoral picture of a
horse-drawn sleigh bringing rosy-cheeked grandchildren to our home for the holidays, but our holidays can
be just as lovely.
Here comes the season of celebration -Thanksgiving, followed
by meaningful religious occasions. It can be a time for harmonious
NOVEMBER DECEMBER 2016
family togetherness. Grandparents have a lot to do with how it all
flows. They serve as a link to family history, the keeper of traditions - and that's important because a holiday with a new baby is
all about tradition and transition. The baby won't remember what
you do this year, but other family members will, so how you celebrate matters.
Birth of the Prophet Muhammad
Yule/Winter Solstice (Ancient/Pagan) - December 21
Shortest day of the year
Christmas Eve and Christmas (Christian) -
Birth of Jesus Christ
Hannukah (Jewish) - Dec. 25-January 1
Rededication of the temple in Jerusalum
Kwanzaa (African) - December 26 - January 1
Celebration of family, community, and culture