It’s that time of the year! Time for gift giving, more reading and celebrating with friends & family!

  • Chanukah began 20 November and continues through 6 December. Chanukah is the Jewish eight-day, wintertime “festival of lights”. Wondering whether it’s Hanukkah or Chanukah? Both are considered correct. Hanukkah is most widely used, while Chanukah is more traditional
  • Winter solstice in the Northern hemisphere is at 10:58am, 21 December
  • Christmas is 25 December, with Christmas eve often being as celebrated as Christmas day. Christmas commemorates the birth of Jesus Christ and is also a celebration that includes Santa Claus (he who has many names)
  • Kwanzaa runs 26 December to 1 January and honours African heritage in African-American culture. Celebrations often include singing and dancing, storytelling, drumming, and feasting. Dr. Maulana Karenga introduced the festival in 1966 in the U.S.

The Mississippi Mills Public Library has many holiday books! Explore! Celebrate! Live long and prosper!

Merry Christmas! • Joyeux Noël! • Happy Hanukkah! • Chag Sameach! (Happy Holiday!) • Joyous Kwanzaa! • Habari gani (What is the news?) • Seasons Greetings!