A Month of Christmas: Adoration of the Shepherds

The Adoration of the Shepherds, in the Nativity of Jesus in art, is a scene in which shepherds are near witnesses to the birth of Jesus in Bethlehem, arriving soon after the actual birth. It is often combined in art with the Adoration of the Magi, in which case it is typically just referred to by the latter title. The Annunciation to the Shepherds, when … Continue reading A Month of Christmas: Adoration of the Shepherds

Christmas 2017 – Hungary’s Gingerbread Angel (2013)

Thailand might try to emulate Christmas by decorating its Western-styled shopping malls with festive lights, plastic trees, and stuffed Santa Clauses but it fails in the area of holiday treats. There were stacks of candy canes in the main grocery store back in October but none have been seen for at least a month. This week, I went on a self-imposed quest to find something resembling a … Continue reading Christmas 2017 – Hungary’s Gingerbread Angel (2013)