December: Celebrations and Dilemmas, 2002

November 30, 2002

Source: The Gazette

On November 30, 2002 The Gazette reported that "Jews will celebrate Hanukkah through Dec. 7. Buddhists will then sit in meditation to honor Rohatsu on Dec. 8, the day that commemorates the enlightenment of Buddha. Next comes the end of Ramadan, Yule, Christmas and finally, at the end of the month, Kwanzaa. These are important days within several religious traditions (the exception being Kwanzaa, which is more of a cultural holiday). Holiday greetings and acknowledgment of a person's religion may be one way to get to know people of other faith."