Find the Perfect Gift – Advent and Christmas Traditions

Christmas traditions celebrate the joy of God’s love for us. Learn about a few of the many ways we celebrate Advent and Christmas in the Archdiocese of Washington!

Discover Kwanzaa

The Howards share about their joyous celebration of Kwanzaa and how their African heritage enlivens their Catholic faith.

Discover Simbang Gabi

The Filipino ministry at St. Columba in Oxon Hill, MD describes their joyful community celebration of Simbang Gabi, a nine day novena of Masses. Catholic churches are decorated over the course of the nine days and traditional Filipino foods are shared.

Discover Las Posadas

Lilia Leon shares how children with special needs and their families celebrate their gifts with the tradition of las posadas, a Hispanic tradition that brings the beauty of the nativity story to life.