Still Celebrating The Holidays With Armenian Christmas

Still Celebrating The Holidays With Armenian Christmas

We are now getting adjusted to the the new year and almost everyone has finished celebrating their holiday season.

That is except for Armenians, we still have one more dinner celebration for January 6th which is our official Christmas. This was the date Christmas was celebrated up to the fourth century among all Christians.  But for many different reasons (too long to get into in a blog story) the date was changed to December 25th.

Well Armenians decided to keep this date and we have always celebrated on January 6th. So now we basically celebrate Christmas twice, once on December 25th and a second time on January 6th.

I am not sure if you all know that I am originally Armenian, but I have been living in the US for over 40 years after I moved here when I was only 13 years old. However, I still speak fluent Armenian and have always kept my heritage and culture close to my heart.

In fact, my son who was born here in the US, also speaks fluent Armenian and has many Armenian friends. It was always important to me that he learns about his heritage and where his parents and ancestors came from.

We live in Glendale which is a suburb of Los Angeles and we have a lot of Armenians that live here. I don’t really know why all of us migrated to this particular city, but I like it here and it has been home to me for many many years.

So this weekend we will celebrate yet one more Christmas with my Armenian family and that is just fine with me since it is always fun to get together with loved ones and celebrate any occasion. We will officially be done with our holidays by Monday and that is when I will take our tree and decorations down and pack them away until next year.

As for today’s outfit, I decided to restyle our best-selling Novelty Multi Color Yarn Long Chenille Cardigan with Fringe, which I first debuted here. This piece has definitely been a favorite for many of our customers and we only have a few pieces left. I personally love this piece as well, as the chenille yarn is very pretty and soft and the color is beautiful.

This time I styled it with our Pearl Peasant Blouse with Metallic stripes which is a very soft and feminine blouse and it looks great with this cardigan. The metallic stripes are very subtle, and they only give it a little bit of shimmer, so you can easily wear it to any daytime outing.

I also added our Gray Pink Ivory Paisley Print Scarf which I have had in our store for a few weeks, but I have not had the chance to style it with any outfits until today. Well let me tell you, it looks great with this cardigan, I think the beautiful pink and purple colors blend nicely with the cardigan colors.

To finish off the look, I added our Blush Stone and Gold Tone Chain Earrings, which also pick up on all the pink shades.

All four pieces I am wearing today are part of our Weekend Flash Sale where you can get 15% off with code FS15 plus Free US Shipping. All international shipments are a flat rate of $25.00.

Novelty Multi Color Yarn Long Chenille Cardigan with Fringe – Click Here

Pearl Peasant Blouse with Metallic Stripes – Click Here

Gray Pink Ivory Paisley Print Scarf Shawl – Click Here

Blush Stone and Gold Tone Chain Fringe Earrings – Click Here

How do you like my look and had you ever heard about Armenian Christmas?

Novelty Multi Color Yarn Long Chenille Cardigan for women

Novelty Multi Color Yarn Long Chenille Cardigan for women

Novelty Multi Color Yarn Long Chenille Cardigan for women

Novelty Multi Color Yarn Long Chenille Cardigan for women

Novelty Multi Color Yarn Long Chenille Cardigan for women

Ivory Pearl Peasant Blouse With Metallic Stripes for women

Ivory Pearl Peasant Blouse With Metallic Stripes for women

Ivory Pearl Peasant Blouse With Metallic Stripes for women

Ivory Pearl Peasant Blouse With Metallic Stripes with pink gray paisley scarf

Ivory Pearl Peasant Blouse With Metallic Stripes with pink gray paisley scarf

Ivory Pearl Peasant Blouse With Metallic Stripes with pink gray paisley scarf

Ivory Pearl Peasant Blouse With Metallic Stripes with pink gray paisley scarf

Blush Stone and Gold tone Earrings with chain fringe

Black skinny jeans – Treasure and Bond

Black mules – Gucci

Bag – Gucci

 

 

Posted by nora minassian

Jacket Society was launched in the fall of 2013 by fashion designer Nora Minassian.Jacket Society is about Nora’s passion for classical and stylish easy to wear women’s fashionable jackets and blazers.Nora earned her BA degree in fashion design and merchandising from Otis College of Arts & Design and has worked in the fashion industry for many years, travelling to the fashion capitals of the world to keep up with current fabric and style trends.Nora started this website and fashion blog to showcase and sell her favorite jacket styles that are all designed and manufactured in Los Angeles, California. On this site she will share her experience and knowledge of women’s fashion and present her unique sense of style by giving her fans and customers an opportunity to follow her jacket styling tips and secrets, emphasizing her favorite current and past classical jacket styles and be able to offer selection of her favorites for sale here on her Jacket Society website.

  1. I too am Armenian (Mother’s side). I remember the name Minassian in the Phila. area. Unfortunately, many of the relatives have died.
    I always have some type of speciality food around the holidays.
    Like your blog – you always do a good job.
    Happy and Healthy New Year ! Shnorhavor Nor Tari

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    1. Hi Phyllis,
      Wow how great Phyllis! We always have smoked fish with rice and some other dishes. Thank you so much for your kind words and following my blog. I truly appreciate it. Shnorhavor Nor Tari 🙂

      Reply

  2. Here in the Netherlands we have the tradition of clearing up after the 6th. On the 6th we have , don t know how to say it in English, something that is called,, all the holy ones,,. Lovely to Read a bit about your heritage! Enjoy your Armenian Christmas Day!

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    1. Hi Nancy,
      Yes I know that January 6th is more well-known in Europe. Thank you for stopping by 🙂

      Reply

  3. It’s a wonderful thing to celebrate such a great holiday twice. My husband always likes to leave up the decorations until that day.
    I love that gorgeous scarf…especially when you wear it as a wrap!!
    XOOX
    Jodie

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    1. Hi Jodie,
      That’s great! Who doesn’t like Christmas decorations right? Thank you so much for stopping by.

      Reply

  4. Hi Nora,
    and hope you had a great celebration with your family. I learned something new about the Armenian Christmas. It is so important to keep heritage and customs. I miss some of the Ukranian customs we used to share over the Holidays. This is so lovely! I may have to get that scarf! I love the purple and pink tones, and you style scarves so well, I need a lesson!
    thanks for linking!
    jess xx

    Reply

    1. Hi Jess,
      Thank you! We did have a great celebration and now I have finally put away all the decorations and we are sadly done with the holidays until next year. Heritage is very important to me and I do want to keep it going and hope my son will also do that in the future.
      I hope you do get the scarf, it is very pretty and feels super soft.

      Reply

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