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Where Exactly Did Christmas Originate from?

Christmas, which is observed on December 25, is a holy religious event as well as a global cultural and economic event. People have been celebrating it with customs and rituals that are both religious and secular in nature for two millennia now. Christmas Day is marked by Christians as the anniversary of the birth of their spiritual figurehead, Jesus of Nazareth, whose teachings serve as the foundation of their faith. Popular traditions include gifting, erecting and decorating Christmas trees, going to church, gathering with loved ones for feasts, and, of course, waiting for Santa Claus. The origins of Christmas stem from both the pagan and Roman cultures. The Romans actually celebrated two holidays in the month of December. The first was Saturnalia, which was a two-week festival honoring their god of agriculture Saturn. On December 25th, they celebrated the birth of Mithra, their sun god. Both celebrations were raucous, drunken parties. In order to dispel the darkness, the pagan cultu


  Photo 📸 from CitiMuzik We are all familiar with him from the potent gospel songs he occasionally releases, but do you know anything about his personal life, particularly his marriage to Esther Musila? On his program, Dr. Ofwenenke had Guardian Angel describe how they met and the evolution of their marriage. It was fascinating to observe. However, the musician has focused mostly on how meeting Esther Musila changed his life. In 2020, Maina Kageni, a mutual friend of theirs, introduced the pair. In a previous interview, Esther described how, while on her way to work one day, she heard Maina Kageni playing the guardian's song on Classic 105. Since Esther and Maina are close friends, Esther called him and asked him who had performed the song. Maina answered Guardian Angel. She looked him up on YouTube after having never heard of him before, and spent the entire day listening to his music. She described how she later urged Maina to put her in touch with Guardian because she thought h

World Cup chief reveals what will happen if people hold hands in Qatar

What will happen to people that hold hands throughout the competition has been disclosed by the Qatari World Cup's CEO. In the Gulf State, public expressions of affection will be permitted, according to Nasser Al Khater. "Look, we've always said that everybody is welcome here. All we ask is for people to be respectful of the culture.' he said. "Everybody is welcome here and everybody will feel safe when they come to Qatar. Everybody. But it's not me that I'm worried about. It's those ones that are messaging me. It's those people that aren't in the public eye that are scared to even be themselves and walk the streets." Many supporters are still hesitant about what they can and cannot do in the Middle East, despite Al Khater's assurances. Eight of the tournament's sites will not sell alcohol to spectators, it was declared yesterday. Additionally, there are still concerns regarding how the LGBT+ community will be received upon arriva

Qatari Authorities Ban Sale of Alcohol in Stadiums

Following last-minute negotiations, World Cup organizers in Qatar have prohibited the selling of alcohol near stadiums, FIFA reported on Friday. FIFA and Qatari organizers were involved in late negotiations over whether beer will be offered at the stadiums during the tournament, which starts on Sunday. FIFA said in a statement: "Following discussions between host country authorities and FIFA, a decision has been made to focus the sale of alcoholic beverages on the FIFA Fan Festival, other fan destinations and licensed venues, removing the sales points of beer from Qatar's FIFA World Cup 2022 stadium perimeters." While fans can buy alcohol at the authorized fan zones throughout the competition, however, the availability of beer at the actual games has generated some debate. At first glance, it seems as though FIFA and sponsors Budweiser reached an understanding to allow alcohol sales at the stadiums. After The New York Times first stated that the beer tents would be less n

Quiver Lounge Management Statement Following Viral Video of Priest Blessing the Premises

Image Courtesy of Quiver Lounge Allegations that the owners of the well-known city nightclub Quiver Lounge in Kenol, Murang'a County, invited a Catholic priest to dedicate the club have been refuted by the administration of the Quiver Lounge. General Manager Joseph Ng'ang'a of the lounge dismissed the allegations, saying that the men of cloth had come to the location to bless the mall as a whole rather than the establishment specifically. "Quiver Lounge happens to be one of the many businesses on which the new mall sits. The businesses there range from supermarkets to petrol stations, as you'd expect in any mall. Therefore, the mall owners, who also happen to be the proprietors of Nokras Hotels and Magunas supermarkets, simply sought the services of the Church in dedicating the mall to God. That's how Quiver Lounge was captured in viral videos while the priest did his thing. This was absolutely not a Quiver Lounge initiative, but that of the mall owners under w

Are Kenyans afraid of Marriage?

According to a recent study, the majority of Kenyan males are choosing to put off getting married and remain single until retirement. According to a research released on November 22, 2022 by the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics, the proportion of Kenyan men who never married is increasing as they become older (KNBS). The number of men in the country who are aging without ever getting married is more than the number of spinsters, according to the report that provided insight into the 2019 Census. Additionally, during the past ten years, men's average age at marriage has gradually risen. For example, the average age of males getting married now is 29, compared to 25 in the 1980s, which shows that men are delaying lifetime commitment further. The average age of marriage for women in the nation has also gone up, from 21 years in the 1980s to 25 years now. The survey also demonstrates that, in comparison to their female counterparts, males rush for remarriage in the event of separati

What is Halloween?

Halloween is a holiday that is observed on October 31; in 2022, it falls on a Monday. The custom has its roots in the ancient Celtic holiday of Samhain, when people would dress up and build bonfires to fend off ghosts. Pope Gregory III established November 1 as a day to celebrate all saints in the ninth century. All Saints Day soon started to adopt some Samhain customs. Halloween has changed throughout the years to become a day filled with festivities like trick-or-treating, carving jack-o-lanterns, festive get-togethers, dressing up, and enjoying sweets. There have been Halloween celebrations for over a thousand years. Originally a religious holiday, it gradually lost its religious overtones as it became more and more secular throughout the ages. Today, Halloween is seen as a fun occasion where people dress up, especially kids. Even while the celebration started in Celtic areas in Ireland, the UK, and France, and has since swiftly extended to other countries across the globe .  Though

What is the Quaker religion?

Quakers are people who belong to a historically Protestant Christian set of denominations known formally as the Religious Society of Friends.  The religion started in England in the 17th century by George Fox, following the aftermath of the English Civil War.  Quakers' key beliefs were formed at this time which included the idea that each individual can experience God without needing a priest or the Bible.  They also preached there was no need for churches, rituals, holy days, or sacraments in order to practice religion and that religion should be something a person lived and acted out every day. Members of these movements are generally united by a belief in each human's ability to experience the light within or see "that of God in everyone". They describe themselves as ‘radical, contemporary, and free-thinking.’ Even though they read and quote the Bible as much as any Protestant, they differ from most Protestants because they do not see the Bible as the primary sourc