Each holiday has its own silhouette display dedicated to the celebration of the holiday. The namesake of the Christian faith is Jesus Christ. Jesus' birth is celebrated on Christmas, also deriving its namesake from Jesus Christ. Christmas is celebrated every year on the 25th of December. The Nativity scene of Jesus Christ's birth is highly associated with Christmas. All over the world, Christians will incorporate Nativity scenes into their Christmas décor. Jesus' birth is highlighted by his holy birth being contrasted by being born in a manger among animals, and shepherds. Though Nativity scenes often include 3 wise men who brought Jesus gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh, most historians agree that the wise men did not bring the gifts until years later. Christmas is a time for Christians to celebrate the birth of Christ, and spend time with family.
Another holiday that is celebrated during winter, is hanukkah. People of Jewish decent celebrate hanukkah. The holiday is celebrated usually during the beginning of December and lasts 8 days. hanukkah is a celebration of the rededication of the holy Temple, after the Jewish people retook their lands. The holiday is celebrated by giving gifts each of the 8 days, as well as the lighting of the menorah, playing traditional games with a dreidel, and eating lotkes. During all of hanukkah families gather to celebrate the miracle of the holy oil that light the eternal flame.
A young holiday that has deep roots, is Kwanzaa. Kwanzaa is a celebration of African culture for African-Americans. The holiday is based on 7 principles to observe. Kwanzaa lasts from December 26th to January 1st, and ends with gift giving and feasting. The holiday was created in 1966. Whether you are celebrating Christmas, hanukkah, Kwanzaa, or any other religion a theme that they all share is uniting as a family to celebrate culture, history, and religion. The Nativity is its grand splendor, the menorah with accompanying dreidel and the Star of David, and the kinara with a symbol of a feast. Each one is highlighted in our silhouette displays. The displays are made of steel, and with their retro-fit LED lights with show the world what you are celebrating!
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