Christmas traditions celebrate the joy of God’s love for us.
Discover how we celebrate Advent and Christmas
in the Archdiocese of Washington and learn how you can start a family tradition of your own!

Christmas traditions celebrate the joy of God’s love for us.
Discover how we celebrate Advent and Christmas
in the Archdiocese of Washington and learn how you can start a family tradition of your own!

Sharing My Tradition

Bishop Mario Dorsonville, Auxiliary Bishop of Washington, shares his family Christmas tradition.

Discover Kwanzaa

God’s perfect gift is Jesus, who is the way, the truth, and the life! The Howards share about their joyous celebration of Kwanza and how their African heritage enlivens their Catholic faith.

Discover Kwanzaa

God’s perfect gift is Jesus, who is the way, the truth, and the life! The Howards share about their joyous celebration of Kwanza and how their African heritage enlivens their Catholic faith.

 

Discover Simbang Gabi

God’s perfect gift is the joy of our Savior, Jesus. Come, let us adore Him! The Filipino ministry at St. Columba in Oxon Hill, MD describes their joyful community celebration of Simbang Gabi.

Discover Las Posadas

God’s perfect gift is Jesus, the Good News of great joy which is for all people! Lilia Leon shares how children with special needs and their families celebrate that gift with Las Posadas in the Archdiocese of Washington.

Discover Los Posadas

God’s perfect gift is Jesus, the Good News of great joy which is for all people! Lilia Leon shares how children with special needs and their families celebrate that gift with Las Posadas in the Archdiocese of Washington.

 

How are you celebrating the PerfectGift? #ADWperfectgift

Sharing My Tradition | Poland

“On Christmas Eve (Wigilia) and afterwards into the New Year until Three Kings Day (święto Trzech Króli) on January 6th, family and friends get together to sing holiday carols (kolędy).” Maria Golab, Our Lady Queen of Poland, Silver Spring, MD

Sharing My Tradition | Colombia

In Colombia we get together with family and friends to pray the Christmas Novena, starting on the 16th of December. We pray, sing carols, share a meal as a family and prepare for the birth of baby Jesus.

Cristina Golab, Shrine of Saint Jude, Rockville, MD