At Travisso, our community is rich in many cultural and religious traditions. The holidays are a wonderful time not only to celebrate and enjoy our own traditions but a time to explore and partake in others. This year, we encourage you to learn about all the holidays at Travisso and share your own celebrations with us!
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From Diwali to Christmas, Hanukkah to Kwanza, we know that the festivals and gatherings the end of each year brings our friends and families together. And let’s not forget New Year’s Eve or Festivus for the Rest of Us! We invite each of you to share your favorite recipes with your neighbors by submitting them to be compiled into our Travisso Holidays in the Hills Cookbook!
Once you submit your recipe and holiday photos, follow our Facebook page! Community members can vote on their favorite recipe. If yours wins, you get $100 gift card to H-E-B!
Discover Holidays at Travisso
Diwali, which is known as the Festival of Lights, is a five-day celebration typically at the end of October. The exact days are determined by the Hindu lunisolar month Kartika. It is observed primarily in India, Myanmar, Nepal, and Sri Lanka by those practicing Hinduism, Jainism, and Sikhism.
Día de Los Muertos
Also known as the Day of the Dead, Día de Los Muertos is a Mexican holiday where families welcome back the souls of their deceased relatives for a brief reunion that includes food, drink, and celebration. The holiday is celebrated each year from October 31-November 2.
Hanukkah, which is also called the Festival of Lights, is an eight-day Jewish festival celebrated by lighting an additional candle on the menorah (a candelabrum with eight lights) each night. It begins on the 25th day of Kislev in the Hebrew calendar, which is typically sometime between late November and early December.
Thanksgiving is a holiday primarily in Canada, the United States, Grenada, Saint Lucia, and Liberia. In Canada, it is on the second Monday in October, while in the United States, it is on the fourth Thursday of November. This holiday originated as a fall harvest celebration.
In Christian tradition, people commemorate the birth of Jesus Christ on Christmas Eve (December 24th) and Christmas Day (December 25th). While Christmas is a Christian holiday, it is also a cultural holiday globally, with traditions that span both religious and secular aspects of the season.
Kwanzaa is a more recent holiday. Maulana Karenga, professor and chairman of Black Studies at California State University, was the first to create this holiday and observe it in 1966. This holiday honors African-American culture, and its purpose is to bring the African American community together. It is from December 26th through January 1st. This winter holiday is mainly in the U.S. On the sixth day of Kwanzaa, people hold the Karamu feast.
New Year’s Eve
New Year’s Eve is the last calendar day of the year, December 31st. There are varying traditions in different parts of the world. Some countries welcome the new year with fireworks displays.
Celebrate with Travisso
Don’t forget to submit your holiday recipes to be featured in our Holiday in the Hills Cookbook! You could win $100 H-E-B gift card!
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