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Holiday Traditions

Many people enjoy the holiday season around the world. There are different traditions like giving out gifts, cooking different foods, and decorating. Since there are many holidays throughout the year, everyone has a different favorite.

During the Christmas season, people enjoy putting up decorations around their house. While walking down the street in this season, you will notice how it’s full of lights from the houses all around. Stores are full of decorations like Christmas lights, Christmas trees, and ornaments. One thing people look forward to is the two to three week break. The break is one week before Christmas following New Years.

New Year is celebrated by all different types of religions because it’s not a religious holiday. It’s followed by traditions such as staying up until 12:00 am, eating “luck food” and lighting up fireworks. During New Years, people look forward to accomplishing new goals. A main goal that most people have is doing good in school or being a hard worker. One thing people do on New Years Eve is hanging out with their friends and talking about what they look forward to.

Some holidays that many celebrate in America are usually Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter, Valentines day, and New years day. Around the world there are also different holidays you may not have heard of, such as Diwali, Eid, Chinese new year, and Kwanzaa. There are even holidays that no one knows of since there are a total of 122 diverse holidays around the world.

We all have something that we look forward to during the holidays. Whether it is a family tradition or just random things that we do.We interviewed a couple of students at HMSA and asked them some questions about what they do during the holiday.

First we began by interviewing a freshman at HMSA – Jasmin

Us: What’s your favorite holiday?
Jasmin: Probably Halloween
Us: What is your favorite holiday tradition?
Jasmin: Cooking with my mom on Christmas
Us: What is the best Christmas gift you have ever received?
Jasmin: Like airpods, I think
Us: What is your favorite holiday food?
Jasmin: Probably tamales
Us: What do you do during the holidays?
Jasmin: Eat a lot
Us: Okay, Thank you so much for letting us interview you!!!

 

After that we interviewed two seniors at HMSA, Elisa Bernardez and
Nkemdilim Anoh

Us: What is your favorite holiday?
Both: Christmas
Elisa: And my birthday
Us: What is your favorite holiday memory/ tradition
Elisa: My favorite tradition has been watching Book of Life every halloween
night.
Us: What is the best Christmas gift you have ever received?
Elisa: A trip to Mexico
Nkemdilim: I cherish everything
Us: What is your favorite holiday food?
Nkemdilim: Jollof rice period
Elisa: Mole
Us: What do you guys do during the holidays?
Nkemdilim: Spend time with family
Elisa: I spend time with my family. First I begin with my immediate family and then we branch off and see the extended relatives.
Us: Thank you so much for letting us interview you!!!

Elisa Bernardez (left) and Nkemdilim Anoh (right)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After that, we interviewed a sophomore at HMSA, Sebastian

Us: What is your favorite holiday?
Sebastian: Christmas
Us: What is the best Christmas gift you have ever received?
Sebastian: My first PS3
Us: Who gave you that gift?
Sebastian: My grandma
Us: What is your favorite holiday tradition?
Sebastian: It’s hard but I’m gonna say Halloween because of trick or treating.It’s the best.
Us: What is your favorite holiday food?
Sebastian: Turkey, I love turkey during thanksgiving.
Us: Thank you for letting us interview you!!

Sebastian
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Marjan is a freshman at HMSA. She enjoys spending time with her sister, social media, and her cousin. 
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    davidJan 8, 2024 at 9:11 pm

    this was a great article

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