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Friday, January 23, 2015

Celebrating Diversity all year round

Holiday Series

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.
http://weneeddiversebooks.org/
  • Hanukkah 
  • Christmas 
  • Kwanzaa 
  • Mawlid al-Nabi 
  • Junkanoo, Mardi Gras and Carnival
  • Korean New Year
  • Chinese Lantern Festival
  • Holi

Hanukkah

On Dec. 10, Hanukkah, the Jewish festival of rededication also known as the festival of lights, will be the first holiday celebration.


Christmas 

On Dec. 11, Webb hosted the annual Christmas celebrationLessons 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.


Mawlid al-Nabi 

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.


http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/01/02/milad-an-nabi-2015_n_6407734.html
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ZpFLxh9JOM



Kwanzaa

Jan. 8 -- Kwanzaa and Gospel Music (the 48th annual Kwanzaa, the African American holiday celebrated from Dec. 26 to Jan. 1)












Junkanoo

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); 











Chinese Lantern Festival 

Feb. 23 -- Chinese Lantern Festival (Chinese Lantern Festival also known as Yuan-Xiao Festival is on the 15th day of the first lunar month in the Chinese calendar)











Holi Festival 

March 6 -- Holi Festival (a festival of colors that welcomes the spring and celebrates the new life and energy of the season is celebrated in India, Nepal, and other regions of the world