Dr. Avnish Jolly, Winnipeg, Canada November 15, 2014 ; I recall the famous quote by Mary Ellen Chase that “Christmas, children, is not a date. It is a state of mind. ”
When it comes to celebrating Christmas, people start at all dissimilar times. The early birds start before Halloween is even over. Some will start preparing for Christmas at the beginning of November.
The installation of a Christmas tree at city hall is a tradition that gets Winnipeggers in the holiday spirit. A 12-metre-tall Colorado blue spruce tree was chopped down in William Boris Todoruk’s yard at 625 Springfield Rd. last week, around 150 citizens offered trees from their yards to be chosen. Todoruk’s 50-year-old tree was taken to city hall on a flatbed and positioned by a crane. The tree remains at the corner of Main Street and Market Avenue for the holiday season. The city’s forestry department decorated the tree with more than 9,000 multi-coloured LED bulbs by hand. The lights fastened to the end of the branches with plastic ties.
Christmas is being celebrated all over the world. The stores/Malls have already started putting Christmas decorations. The advertisements’ have already started for the holiday season, large companies also have started airing their Christmas ads on T.V. / radio, newspapers / flyers and while that may be annoying but we should also remember that Christmas is one of the largest retail holidays to be celebrated, and most of the people buy their Christmas gifts long before the Christmas season.
Television and the radio have started playing Christmas music. No matter where you turn, you cannot get away from people basking in the Christmas cheer. Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Eve are all going to be celebrated.
May Peace be your gift at Christmas and your blessing all year through!