Thursday, December 26, 2013

Christmas

When I was younger, I was always disappointed that Christmas was over so quickly and I often wished that Christmas could be celebrated for more than one day; little did I know that the Church does celebrate Christmas longer than one day. Continuing the Jewish tradition, Christmas is celebrated for eight days - so, Christmas is technically over on January 1 (the reason why we're asked to go to Mass on New Years). The feast is unofficially extended even longer because the season of Christmastide lasts until January 6, the feast of Epiphany.

I love being Catholic...