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  1. I’m so glad someone else has heard of fig vinegar! I used it for most of my salads – that, or pear infused vinegar. They are SO good.

  2. What a fun tradition. You’re such a good menu planner!

  3. Are you keeping your tree up until then? Maybe I’ll say that’s what I’m celebrating since my tree is STILL up. ;-)

  4. I was raised Catholic and we called January 6th Three Kings Day! In fact that christmas party my Mom attends for the catholic diocese falls on three kings day every year and my granmother refuses to take her tree down until after three kings day :)

  5. verbalriot

    I also celebrate Christmas on Jan. 6th! Eastern Orthodox, woohoo!

  6. Oh fun! I love that it’s past the traditional Christmas season – the longer, the better :)

  7. Your menu sounds delicious! I love fig vinegar!

  8. How interesting! I’ve never heard of Little Christmas. What a neat tradition!

  9. My mom wants to know why you don’t do seven fishes on Christmas eve. I explained that your dad is from Jordan, but still, she knows there is Italian there and is totally confused. :)

  10. traveleatlove

    Yum! Half of my dad’s family was Eastern European, and we celebrated Little Christmas with a special dinner and one more gift. It was fun to have something to look forward to after Christmas and New Year’s were over. Enjoy!

  11. my family celebrates Three Kings Day on January 6th. I love learning about traditions in other cultures as well.

  12. Hi Sabrina,
    Glad to see you will be celebrating Armenian Christmas this year aka(Theophany, Epiphany, or little Christmas) . Maybe this will help you understand a little better about the Jan. 6th date. Armenians were the 1st Christians and at one time all Christians celebrated on January 6. By the end of the 3rd century in Rome, Christmas was celebrated on Dec. 25 to coincide with some pagan holiday. The Armenian church remained outside of the Roman Empires influence and to this day celebrates the birth and baptism of Christ on Jan. 6 Armenians follow the Julian calendar as opposed to the Gregorian/Western calendar. It is not to be confused with Three Kings Day which is something different. My family has always celebrated Christmas on both the 25th and the 6th. Here’s wishing you and your family a very merry Armenian Christmas!! PS. I love your blog

  13. Rhodey, the menu sounds spectacular! What a great bonus.

  14. How cool! I love this idea. Your parties always sound incredible- perfect spread of food. I was up in Philly this past weekend but only for like 32 hours otherwise I would have wanted to meet up! can’t wait to see the pics from the party

  15. I used to work with an Armenian girl and she explained Armenian Christmas to me…I think it is so great that you get to celebrate the holiday’s long after the rest of us are done!

    Your to do list looks amazingly long. I’m sure everything will turn out fabulous!

  16. Wow that looks like an awesome spread! I am new to your blog and love it so far! Can’t wait to keep reading :)

  17. what a rich and fun tradition!

  18. It will be lovely without a doubt!

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