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Open For The Holidays

The last month of 2019 is here, and the holiday season will be in full bloom soon!

The holiday season is the time of the year from late November through early January in many Western and Western-influenced countries. Many people will take time off during this time of the year to celebrate.

Christmas is often central to the holiday season as Christianity is the majority religion in the Western world. Due to its popularity, an increasing number of non-Christians celebrate Christmas across the globe.

Nonetheless, at least in the US, it's more appropriate to use the term "holiday season" and the greeting "Happy Holidays" as it also encompasses other holidays, such as:

  • Hanukkah – A holiday observed by Jews that commemorates the rededication of the Second Temple in Jerusalem during the Maccabean Revolt. It falls anywhere between late November and early January.

  • Kwanzaa – A modern Pan-African festival observed by African Americans and parts of the African Diaspora to honor African heritage. It goes from December 26th through January 1st.

I'm a Jew that observes Hanukkah. Although it is increasingly celebrated in a very public fashion, Hanukkah is not "Jewish Christmas." It's actually a minor holiday. That means that Jews don't cease work for Hanukkah.

Traditionally, Jews only cease work during major holidays (i.e., Shabbat, The High Holidays, Passover, Shavuot, and Sukkot).

While some Jews may observe Christmas in a secular fashion and/or take time off in December, AM Language Services chooses to remain open throughout the entire month:

If you're looking for a new collaborator/client to take care of your translation projects during the holiday season, AM Language Services has you covered!


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