Monday, December 21, 2015

Advent Day 21

Happy Advent Season, My Lovelies!  This year on my Advent Calendar I want to share Christmas traditions from around the world along with a daily scripture reading.

In Spain, children open some presents on Christmas Day, but most are opened at Epiphany. Some children believe that the Kings bring presents to them at Epiphany. They write letters to the Kings on Boxing Day, December 26th, asking for toys and presents. And on Epiphany Eve (January 5th) they leave shoes on windowsills or balconies or under the Christmas Tree to be filled with presents. Gifts are often left by children for the Kings, a glass of Cognac for each King, a satsuma and some walnuts. Sometimes a bucket of water is left for the camels that bring the Kings! If the children have been bad, the Kings might leave pieces of coal made out of sugar in the presents!



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John 20:30-31

The Purpose of John’s Gospel

30 Jesus performed many other signs in the presence of his disciples, which are not recorded in this book. 31 But these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.




Until next time...

Blessings!
Ricki Jill

3 comments:

  1. Ricki, I love the story of the children in Spain. Wishing you a blessed new week. xoxo,Susie

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  2. Hi,
    I have enjoyed this so much. Thank you!!
    I enjoy learning the traditions from the other countries. I have learned several new things too. :-)
    Merry Christmas,
    Carla

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