i think traditions serve an important role in the lives of children............
but to compensate for these kinds of things.. i've decided to go to the basics..
we celebrate the seasons..
Winter Solstice is on Friday, December 21, 2012. this year..
Fall Equinox was on Saturday, September 22, 2012...
Spring Equinox was on Tuesday, March 20, 2012...
Summer Solstice occurs around June 21st...
Way to go Ness.
I love it!
so .. what kind of celebrations or traditions do you have with your kids??
Well I don't have any kids yet. But I was raised Atheist and we still made a big deal out of Christmas, with a tree and presents and Christmas dinner with the family and all that stuff. But I guess it is easier from a European pesrpective to celebrate these things without the religious aspects seeing as religion really plays a pretty minor role in it anyway. In fact the Christmas tree is a very pagan, pre-Christian tradition and has nothing to be with Christianity. In fact the Bible expressly forbids Christmas trees in numerous passages:
Thus saith the Lord, Learn not the way of the heathen....For the customs of the people are vain: for one cutteth a tree out of the forest, the work of the hands of the workman, with the axe. They deck it with silver and with gold; they fasten it with nails and hammers, that it move not
You shall not plant any tree as a sacred pole beside the altar that you make for the lord your god.