While Europe is preparing to celebrate Christmas, I cannot help but to share my festive feelings with all my colleagues, clients and simply everyone who happens to read this post — and my warmest wishes are reaching far beyond the world of Christianity.
25 December is a special day for many peoples, faiths and denominations:
for Pagans it marks the Winter Solstice. Around this date Irish and Scottish Celts celebrate one of their Fire Festivals — Yule. On that day Ancient Persians celebrated the birth of their sun-god, Mithra, whereas Romans would say “Io Saturnalia” instead of “Merry Christmas”.
So, wherever you are and whatever you believe in — may this festive season bring you joy, happiness, health and prosperity!
Happy Festive Time!
From Liudmila Tomanek @Russian Translation World Ltd