at The Webb School Library
A series of holiday celebrations that represent the diversity of the students at The Webb School began in December. Our committee has organized the series as an alternative to just a one day "Diversity Day" event.
- Mawlid al-Nabi
- Junkanoo, Mardi Gras and Carnival
- Korean New Year
- Chinese Lantern Festival
On Dec. 10, Hanukkah, the Jewish festival of rededication also known as the festival of lights, will be the first holiday celebration.
On Dec. 11, Webb hosted the annual Christmas celebration, Lessons and Carols
Santa made his annual visit to Webb before the Service of Lessons and Carols on Dec. 11. Children visited with Santa and also received gifts from him following dinner in the Grace Follin Dining Hall.
Jan. 7 -- Mawlid al-Nabi This holiday celebrates the birthday of Muhammad, the founder of Islam. It is fixed as the 12th day of the month of Rabi I in the Islamic calendar.
Jan. 8 -- Kwanzaa and Gospel Music (the 48th annual Kwanzaa, the African American holiday celebrated from Dec. 26 to Jan. 1)
Jan. 23 -- Mardi Gras and Junkanoo (held on various Caribbean islands, the John Canoe Festival represents a combination of Mardi Gras (CARNIVAL), mummers’ parades, and ancient African tribal rituals);
Korean New Year
Feb. 18 -- Korean New Year or Seollal (on this day, people have a bowl of tteokguk -- rice cake soup--, ages are calculated according to the lunar calendar, and it is believed that each person becomes a year older after eating tteokguk);