Yianni Stamas on the Official Closing of the Christmas Holiday

Will the Manhattan Coronavirus Blog Continue?

Entitled “Manhattan Coronavirus,” this website was originally conceived as a way to document a family’s quarantine due to COVID-19. This documentation process was done in the form of daily blog entries of the first 100 days of their in-home isolation. The next phase of posts could begin again as soon as 10 months after the initial quarantine process first began. We’ll have to wait and see if this happens.

Meanwhile, Christmas Celebrations End Today, January 6

You’ve probably heard of the song “The 12 Days of Christmas.” Well, today, January 6, 2021 marks the end of the 12 days after Christmas in the Gregorian calendar. Today not only signifies the end of the Christmas celebrations, but also the starts what is known as the “Carnival Season,” which ultimately comes to fruition with Mardi Gras.

No Cheery Man in a Red Suit

The Slovakia and the Czech Republic are among the European countries that participate during this time period in a tradition in which kids dress as the three kings and visit homes in their neighborhoods. These children receive cookies for their portrayals.

Dia de los Reyes Magos

Meanwhile, the Latin American ushering in of the Epiphany is known as Dia de los Reyes Magos. And in many Latin American countries, Saint Nick is not the bearer of gifts but instead this is done by the three wise men.