Wednesday, January 6, 2010
Merry Christmas (once again!)
Today, Armenians around the world celebrate the Birth of Christ, along with His manifestation and baptism.
It's a lot to squeeze into one holiday but we're up to the task.
Not to stray too far from recipes and holiday leftovers, but the tradition of Jan. 6 is an important part of the Armenian identity.
Yes, we know there are many Armenian Protestants and Catholics who celebrate Christmas on Dec. 25 -- and, as Americans, so do we. But Armenian Christmas remains special not only as a distinction but as a reminder of how the Armenian faith has endured along with the Armenian people.
So Merry Christmas to all!
Krisdos dzunav yev haydnetsav (Christ is born and revealed among us)
Orhnial eh haydnootiunun Krisdosee (Blessed is the revelation of Christ)