As kids, we thought the idea of celebrating Armenian Christmas was simply great. Who wouldn’t want a second visit from Santa, even if he mysteriously changed his name?
|An angel announces the birth of Christ (detail from a Nativity mural at Holy Etchmiadzin).|
Of course, it was a little hard to understand–much less explain to our friends–just what this second Christmas on Jan. 6 was all about. For many of us, it hasn’t gotten much easier as adults.