Vår fru Camarins dag -
Lördag 8 December, 2018
Sekulär semester : Även känd som Santa Marian Kamalen, skyddshelgon för Guam. Muntlig tradition avser att Santa Marian Kamalen flöt in stranden eskorteras av två krabbor med tända återvunna ljus på ryggen århundraden sedan.
Jullov (början) -
Fredag 21 December, 2018
Skollovens : http://www.stjohnsguam.com/main/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=25&Itemid=779
Tisdag 25 December, 2018
Katolska och protestantiska : Since pre-historic times in Europe, festivities (bonfires, offrerings) were marking the beginning of longer hours of daylight with fires and ritual. The Roman festival of Saturnalia lasted several days in December (gambling and offerings). Germanic tribes also celebrated mid-winter (drinking and rituals). The Bulgarian (with Koleduvane) and the Polish (with Gwiazdka) perpetuate this tradition. Jesus of Nazareth was probably born in springtime (Reformists favour autumn). But in the 4th century, December 25th was chosen for the celebration of his birth by Pope Julius I (Bishop Liberus is also mentioned in 354 A.D.). Thus, a Christian element was introduced in the long-established mid-winter festivals. Before 1582, the Papal States and other Italian city states celebrated New Year’s Day on Christmas Day