2020 has taken away countless events that many people were looking forward to, including many important religious holidays. For Muslims, many were unable to celebrate the end of Ramadan with Eid-al-Fitr in May, Eid-al-Adha in July and many other religious events. For Hindus, the nine-night celebration of Navaratri was unable to be celebrated in person and one of the most sacred holidays, Diwali, will ultimately not be the same as previous years. A commonality amongst all of these celebrations is that they are normally spent with large groups, typically family, friends and loved ones. Although this is not an ideal situation, many people have made the most of this predicament and still found safe and special ways to celebrate. With the holidays just around the corner, it’s important to be mindful that we are still amidst a life-threatening virus. Knowing this, there are a few ways that SLU students safely celebrated the holidays that are most meaningful to them.
November 13, 2020