The joy of waiting is the joy of hope for better tomorrow and is one of the feelings I would like to wish you, no matter what you are celebrating in the upcoming time.
That is why I have prepared a present for you. It is a set of “empowering questions” You can unwrap everyday.
The quotes that inspired the questions are a mixture of thoughts expressed by female and male writers, artists and scientists from different cultures and different centuries. Some of the sentences are fruits of my conversations with different persons, I am thankful for. Please feel free to discover one empowering question every day, 24 days in the raw. The pictures with the questions are going to be published in my blog. Feel free to share if you wish and get inspired by the joy of waiting.
List of festivities celebrated around the world
– Mawlid el-Nabi. Islamic commemoration of the birthday of Prophet Muhammad, founder of Islam, in about 570 c.e. The prophet's teachings are read and religious meetings are held. This festive day is not universally observed, though. Shia and Sunni celebrate it on separate days. – Islam
– 24th Advent. Christian time of preparation for observing the birth of Jesus Christ. – Christian
December 6th – Saint Nicholas Day – Christian
Bodhi Day (Rohatsu) Buddhist celebration of the time when Prince Gautama took his place under the Bodhi tree, vowing to remain there until he attained supreme enlightenment. - Buddhist
Hanukkah Jewish Festival of Lights. It commemorates the Maccabean recapture and rededication of the Jerusalem Temple in 165-164 b.c.e. Special readings and praise songs focus on liberty and freedom. The eight candle Menorah is lighted – Jewish
– Posadas Navidenas Hispanic Christian feast of The Lodgings commemorating the journey of Mary and Joseph to Bethlehem in preparation for the birth of Jesus. – Hispanic Christian
Yule – A Christian celebration of the light dawning in Jesus. Christian
Yule – a Norse pagan celebration of the winter-born king, symbolized by the rebirth of the sun. Wicca/Pagan northern hemisphere and Litha – southern hemisphere
Christmas Eve – Christian
Nativity of Jesus – Christian and Orthodox Christian
Zarathosht Diso (Death of Prophet Zarathushtra) -Zoroastrian
Holy Innocent Christian day of solemn memory of male children killed by King Herod in the attempt to destroy Jesus. – Christian
– New Year’s Eve
Gantan-sai Shinto New Year festival observed with prayers for inner renewal, prosperity and health. (New Year) – Shinto
– Mahayana New Year – Buddhist
– Guru Gobindh Singh birthday Sikh honoring of the birth of the founder of the Khalsa who lived from 1469 -1539 c.e. – Sikh
– Epiphany (Three Kings Day) The homage of the magi to the infant Jesus – Christian, and Orthodox Christian
– Nativity of Christ – Armenian Orthodox
– Feast of Nativity – Orthodox Christian