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Buddhist ~ December 8th ~ Bodhi Day
Celebrated on the eighth day either of December or the 12th month of the lunar calendar. Also known as Rohatsu, Bodhi observes the spiritual awakening (bodhi) of founder Siddharta Gautama, the Buddha, ca. 596 BCE. ~ the time when Prince Gautama took his place under the Bodhi tree, vowing to remain there until he attained supreme enlightenment. On Bodhi day some Buddhists celebrate Gautama's attainment of enlightenment under the Bodhi tree at Bodhgaya, India.
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For Native Americans of the Zuni tribe in New Mexico, December marks the time of the
Shalako Kochina Ceremony. For other aboriginal tribes, this is the season when the river freezes
and the land sleeps, known as Luut’aa.
Christian ~December 3rd ~ December 25th ~ Advent
Advent marks the beginning of the Christian worship year in preparation for the birth of Jesus Christ. Always beginning on the Sunday nearest November 30, it is observed with the lighting of advent candles, display of wreaths and special ceremonies. Many families also use an advent calendar with their children for the month of December leading up to Christmas; each day offering a special surprise.
Advent Day 8:
(Roll over for a surprise!)
Affirm: Love sparkles everywhere!