Jan 9, 2023

Celebrating Holidays in the Hills at Travisso

At Travisso, our community is rich in many cultural and religious traditions. The holidays are a wonderful time not only to celebrate and enjoy our own traditions but a time to explore and partake in others. This year, we encourage you to learn about all the holidays at Travisso and share your own celebrations with us!

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From Diwali to Christmas, Hanukkah to Kwanza, we know that the festivals and gatherings at the end of each year brings our friends and families together. And let’s not forget New Year’s Eve or Festivus for the Rest of Us! That’s why we put together our very own recipes for the many holidays celebrated at Travisso.

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Discover Holidays at Travisso


Diwali, which is known as the Festival of Lights, is a five-day celebration typically at the end of October. The exact days are determined by the Hindu lunisolar month Kartika. It is observed primarily in India, Myanmar, Nepal, and Sri Lanka by those practicing Hinduism, Jainism, and Sikhism.

Día de Los Muertos

Also known as the Day of the Dead, Día de Los Muertos is a Mexican holiday where families welcome back the souls of their deceased relatives for a brief reunion that includes food, drink, and celebration. The holiday is celebrated each year from October 31-November 2.


Hanukkah, which is also called the Festival of Lights, is an eight-day Jewish festival celebrated by lighting an additional candle on the menorah (a candelabrum with eight lights) each night. It begins on the 25th day of Kislev in the Hebrew calendar, which is typically sometime between late November and early December.


Thanksgiving is a holiday primarily in Canada, the United States, Grenada, Saint Lucia, and Liberia. In Canada, it is on the second Monday in October, while in the United States, it is on the fourth Thursday of November. This holiday originated as a fall harvest celebration.


In Christian tradition, people commemorate the birth of Jesus Christ on Christmas Eve (December 24th) and Christmas Day (December 25th). While Christmas is a Christian holiday, it is also a cultural holiday globally, with traditions that span both religious and secular aspects of the season.


Kwanzaa is a more recent holiday. Maulana Karenga, professor and chairman of Black Studies at California State University, was the first to create this holiday and observe it in 1966. This holiday honors African-American culture, and its purpose is to bring the African American community together. It is from December 26th through January 1st. This winter holiday is mainly in the U.S. On the sixth day of Kwanzaa, people hold the Karamu feast. 

New Year’s Eve

New Year’s Eve is the last calendar day of the year, December 31st. There are varying traditions in different parts of the world. Some countries welcome the new year with fireworks displays.

Celebrate with Travisso

Ready to celebrate with your community? Head over to our upcoming events calendar and mark your calendar for the next celebration. Keep an eye out for holiday updates on our Facebook page.

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