Garden City Hospital celebrates diversity by recognizing the holidays,
traditions, food and healthcare norms of Christianity.
Christianity: Christmas Candle
One of the largest holidays celebrated in Christianity is Christmas. Celebrated
on December 25, Christmas is a holy day that marks the birth of Jesus
Christ, son of God. Each place has its own special way of celebrating
Christmas and the holiday season. In Nazareth, Christmas is a special
experience. Christmas trees are decorated and seen across town, Santa
costumes, festivals, church services and gifts are enjoyed by all. One
special tradition is the city’s Christmas Market. In the video above,
Garden City Hospital staff member, Naomi, talks about a special candle
that one of the local vendors offers to tourists and residents during
the Christmas season.
Christianity: The Holy Land
The “Holy Land" stretches from Egypt to Syria. In Christianity,
the Holy Land is where Jesus lived, proclaimed his Gospel, performed miracles,
was crucified and rose from the dead. This includes the cities of Israel,
Jerusalem, Nazareth and Bethlehem. According to the Gospels, Israel was
where Jesus performed his miracles and was where he died. Biblical sources
state that Jerusalem was where Jesus arrived shortly after his birth and
was raised there, Nazareth was his childhood home and Bethlehem was where
he was born.