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Faith Matters examined the history and purpose of cherished holiday traditions over the past three weeks. From Hanukkah to Advent, the traditions span generations, faiths and time.

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Lights twinkle from trees, shrubs, houses, and businesses while shoppers chat in groups or stroll the Washington Street Mall’s decorated shops, almost like a normal year. However, 2020 has been anything but normal, and the usual holiday celebrations are no different. 

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“I like taking my time to prepare for Christmas,” the Rev. Alan Leonard said Dec. 8, referring to celebrating Advent. More than a series of Sundays in the liturgical calendar, Advent focuses on preparing one’s heart for Jesus Christ’s birth. Yet, according to Leonard, Advent also points forward to when evil and suffering will be eliminated.

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Mayor Leonard Desiderio informed Sea Isle City Council, at its virtual Dec. 8 meeting, that residents Nicholas and Shannon Giordano and their children took the initiative to spread holiday cheer during a difficult Christmas season.

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Many of the area’s best-loved holiday traditions will not happen this year. Business owners and local officials are creating new traditions to take their place, at least for now.