Tag Archives: Jesus Christ

Easter: A Moveable Feast

  During the Easter holidays Christians around the world − from Moria near Polokwane to the Vatican in Rome − will gather to commemorate the death of their god, Jesus Christ, on Good Friday, and celebrate his resurrection on Easter Sunday. This celebration of death and resurrection is viewed as a Christian holiday, but this […]

Christmas: Roots, Freedom and the Jol

In 1935, in the wake of a devastating famine and amidst a reign of secret yet overpowering terror, Joseph Stalin decided to inject a bit of holiday cheer into the bleak and blizzard-hit Soviet winter. He reinstated the Christmas tree. Christmas, along with all religious celebrations, had been abolished in 1917 as part of the […]