Joyous Kwanzaa! That is the greeting for the holiday we know as Kwanzaa. Kwanzaa was created in 1966 by a black power activist, Maulana Karenga, and is now celebrated each year to honor African heritage. Kwanzaa goes on from December 26th until January 1st, seven whole days. Seven candles are lit during this time to represent the 7 principles of Kwanzaa, Umoja (union), Kujichagulia (self-determination), … Continue reading Kwanzaa: A Brief Explanation
Thanksgiving is a holiday centered around family and food and tradition. People eat different types of food for Thanksgiving and one of our SBHS students, Lisa Ly, shared her family’s traditional Thanksgiving dinner. Lisa’s family eats mashed potatoes with gravy, corn, veggies, turkey, glazed ham, dinner roll breads, stir fried noodles, fried rice, and salads, with pumpkin pie for dessert. She celebrates it with her … Continue reading Thanksgiving: What’s on Your Plate?
Halloween is one of the most celebrated holidays in America and around the world. It is a time where children and adults dress in Halloween costumes and walk around their neighborhoods to get candy; or what is also known as “Trick-or-treating.” Many people think Halloween is mostly an American tradition, however, it’s not. While it may not be called Halloween in other countries or celebrated … Continue reading Halloween Around the World