Paris (Champs Elysees)
The word “Christmas” means “Mass of Christ,” later shortened to “Christ-Mass.” The even shorter form “Xmas” – first used in Europe in the 1500s – is derived from the Greek alphabet, in which X is the first letter of Christ’s name: Xristos, therefore “X-Mass. Today we know that Christ was not born on the 25th of December.
Diya. : Diwali Decor Peacocks and Paisleys
Peacocks and Paisleys : Diwali at my home,
There are thousands of different Hindu holidays and festivals, usually they are dedicated to a god or goddess, or often environmental factors. Major holidays include: Holi, Mahashivaratri, Rama Navami, Krishna Jayanti, Raksabanhana, Kumbh Mela,dassera, Navaratri, and Diwali. The biggest are Diwali, the festival of lights, Holi the festival of colors and spring, and Mahashivaratri, a night sacred to Shiva.