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Winter Celebrations Around the World

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Winter Celebrations Around the World

It has always been fascinating to me how different cultures around the world seem to develop similar traditions in accordance with seasonal changes. For example, many cultures honor the time of the winter solstice with feasting, lighting candles, making special crafts, and exchanging gifts. These celebratory practices can be found on every continent during the time of transition from winter darkness to increasing light.  In India and beyond Diwali, which means "row of lamps" is a five day Hindu celebration of the victory of light over darkness, good over evil. Celebrants wear their finest clothes, light diyas or small lamps, and eat mithai...

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