Source: The Minnesota Daily
On December 12, 2003 The Minnesota Daily reported on the diverse ways Minnesota students will spend the holiday season. While Christian students prepare for Christmas, Hindus, Jews, pagans and students of other religions will also take part in activities during the holidays. Hindu students will celebrate Sankranti, a festival that traditionally marks the end of southern Asia’s harvest. 40 Jewish students will be on their way to Israel for a 10-day trip organized with the help of Hillel, the University’s Jewish student center. University pagans will celebrate winter solstice, a celebration of the coming of light after days of increasing darkness. And atheist students will simply enjoy spending the winter break with family.