Humanist Advent Calendar

Advent Photo-a-Day theme listMy friend Chris Owens posted this list and an invitation to rethink Christmas. Naturally, this was directed at Christians (Chris is a Methodist pastor) but since they are human concepts and values, I thought I (barely?) qualified to participate.Β  πŸ™‚

I just think it’s a wonderful thing when we’re all celebrate the rebirth of light, totally coincidentally around the time of winter solstice in the Northern Hemisphere; I was pleased that Hanukkah was beginning the night before American Thanksgiving this year.

Thus, I’ll try to contribute an image a day, though I suspect I will feel more inclined to create gesture drawings than photos. Oh, and for reference, here is my big list of holidays to celebrate:


3 – Diwali
4-5 – Al-Hijra (Islamic New Year)
14 – Day of Ashura
17 – Life Day
27-Dec. 5 – Hanukkah
28 – American Thanksgiving


? (when convenient) – Pastafarian Holiday
1-24 – Advent
6 – National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women (Canada)
8 – Bodhi Day
10 – Human Rights Day
21-25 – Pancha Ganapati
21 – Winter Solstice
23 – Festivus
24 – Christmas Eve
25 – Christmas
25 – Natalis Invicti
25 – Yule
26-Jan.1 – Kwanzaa
26 – Boxing Day
27 – Kepler’s Day (That’s mine)
31 – New Year’s Eve
32 – Hogswatchnight


1 – New Year’s Day
5 – Twelfth Night
6 – Epiphany
13-14 – Mawlid al-Nabi
31 – Chinese New Year – Year of the Horse

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