Editorial: Ending 2020 with winter holidays


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There’s much to look forward to during the break, like reading stories on The Signal!

Melissa Theodorus, Editor-in-Chief

It is about time for Winter Break, the end of the semester and the end of 2020 is in a short few days. Sadly, this also means that this is the last editorial of the year, but we’re going to leave it on a good note.
Despite how the dreadful year has gone, there’s winter break and a whole new year to look forward to. New Year’s isn’t the only holiday during the winter. There are different ways to celebrate this day, like Japan who has their Ōmisoka celebration on New Year’s Eve, just as there are many ways to celebrate other holidays.
A very common holiday celebrated in the United States during the winter is Christmas, but do you know of the others? In one of our stories about the history of Kwanzaa, you could learn about the meaning of the holiday and who is celebrating it. There are also Three Kings Day, Las Posadas, St. Lucia Day, and so many others mentioned here.
To be fair, families celebrate holidays differently with their culture and own unique traditions. Although it might not be possible to celebrate the way we used to, that doesn’t mean we can’t celebrate at all.
It’s easy to be down by everything that’s going in the world, but it’s important to make time for yourself and be with family members at home, especially right now for the holidays. With all this new free time and relaxation from school, you should check out the rest of the stories about the winter holidays. You can learn the history behind many common holidays and test out a couple of recipes that you may not have tried before. Until next year!

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