NEW YORKERS celebrate December in ways as varied and amazing as the city itself!!!
For some, the month heralds the passing of our longest night, what the poet John Donne called the year’s midnight. For others, it honors the appearance of the Virgin of Guadalupe in Mexico in 1531, or the birth of the Persian god of the sun, or the martyrdom of St. Lucia, or the miracle of couples from different cultures coming together to create their own.
From The BRONX to STATEN ISLAND, across QUEENS and BROOKLYN and up and down the wide avenues of MANHATTAN, garlands unfurl and banquets emerge from kitchens both humble and luxe.
Against the darkness of the city sky, NEW YORK CITY feasts.
NEW YORK TIMES MAGAZINE Journalists SAM SIFTON and MALIA WOLLAN recently visited five families across the city to observe their December festivities, and gift us with the graphic photographic celebration of DIVERSE HOLIDAY FEASTS From FIVE NEW YORK FAMILIES.