Mary Busch sets it up.Durell Godfrey
Could it be? The suits have minds of their own?
James Katsipis Photo
Illustration by Durell Godfrey
Seniors on hand last year were, Raphael Rojas and Judy Kuneth.
From left: Pat Notel, Sharon Rafferty, Mary Bedell, Mary Jane Anderson, and Michele Sibeud (Garden Club member).Durell Godfrey
From left: Mary Clarke (Garden Club member) with Ida Scott, and Rosa Rojas.Durell Godfrey
Anna WalekoDurell Godfrey
Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights, symbolizes the hope that light will overcome darkness, that peace will come.
Durell Godfrey Photos
Many mezzuzahs decorate a pillar. Here are a few.
One of many bejeweled menorahs.
Heidi Dratel enjoys sitting in her living room, where bejeweled menorahs, mezzuzahs, and dreidels take center stage.
A decorative Hanukkah menorah is created in needlepoint. At left, a dreidel.
The folk-art decoration on this menorah is Mexican.
This menorah can be converted to nine bud vases.
Another bejeweled menorah.
Tulip-shaped candleholders seem to herald spring.
A child costumed in traditional Cuencano garb rides atop an elaborately decorated horse in el Pase del Nino Viajero, a massive daylong Christmas Eve pageant in Cuenca, Ecuador.
Christmastime means sweet tamales canarios and buñuelos at Beatriz Rivas’s house in East Hampton, and it’s the only time of year she’ll make those treats. Carissa Katz
In Mexico, song, merriment, and the light of sparklers fill the streets in the nine days before Christmas Eve as revelers travel from house to house in a lively re-enactment of Joseph and Mary’s search for lodging. Eneas Photo
Fruits, vegetables, sweets, and libations figure prominently in many of the Pase del Nino floats and costumes in Cuenca, Ecuador. Natacha Cornaz Photo
Suckling pig is carried through the streets cooked and ready for the Christmas Eve feast. Flickmor Photo
Patricia Moyano’s family photos from Christmases in Ecuador are reminders of how the holiday is celebrated there.