CRLS Responds: “What holidays do you celebrate?”
Dachenie Ganthier, Contributing Writer
Salam Tesfaye ’22
I celebrate Orthodox Christmas. Prior to that, is a 43 day fasting period known as the Fast of the Prophets (Advent). This fast is in remembrance of how the prophets fasted and prayed for the coming Messiah. The reason why it's celebrated on January 7th rather than December 25th is because different churches use different calendars to determine their holidays!
Alexander Kim ’21
Weihnachten, meaning Christmas in German. My family bakes German Christmas cookies and used to go to German Christmas markets (in pre-covid times). We usually spend the first days of winter break baking at least five different kinds of traditional cookies.
Prionti Talukdar ’23
I celebrate [... ] Festival of Colors, Diwali, Festival of Lights and holidays celebrated in South Asia that revolve around dharmic religions (Hinduism).
Mussamat Begum ’23
Eid al-Fitr features two to three days of celebrations that include special prayers. People greet each other with ‘Eid Mubarak,’ meaning ‘Blessed Eid.’ Gifts are given out to the poor before the morning prayers. In addition, Muslims are encouraged to forgive differences and let go of grudges.