Can I celebrate Christmas if a family member had passed away earlier?
Started from Christmas 2012 to now. No one knows what I had to go through to reach here just for a destroyed Christmas... :'(
On June 13th this year, My Grandfather had passed away, Halfway on the year. And now, Christmas has approached us. Everyone says that I can still celebrate Christmas, as long as a family member had died RECENTLY.
Then, I had asked my mom, "When are we going to put our Christmas tree up mom?"
She replied that we aren't going to celebrate Christmas this year. Or do anything. She told me to go up to my grandmother and ask her. My nan had told me she doesn't know and ask my aunt.
She said. "Trees are allowed but lights aren't for you. But we can't put anything at all for this year". I told my mom that she said this. But she went entirely negative on Christmas and it's true meaning... I had started quietly crying and here I am.
I'm Christian Orthodox.
Assyrian, 13 years old