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Recognize and respect all winter celebrations – not just Christmas

Christmas isn't only winter holiday celebrated. Others include Hanukkah, Diwali, Kwanzaa and numerous celebrations around the winter solstice.
December 5, 2020
The winter is full of holiday spirit; it includes many diverse celebrations from a variety of religions. However, Christmas tends to dominate as the “main” winter holiday while other celebrations are pushed to the side and ignored.

Cohen celebrates Passover virtually via Zoom call

Senior Libby Cohen's table was set for festivities.
May 12, 2020
In the context of COVID-19, many Jewish families have had to get creative in order to keep the holiday alive.

Macy’s Minneapolis holiday display finds new home in Duluth, replaced with Dayton’s

The previous Macy's display in Minneapolis
Many Minnesotans are excited for this revival due to Dayton’s history in the state.
December 20, 2019
Many Minnesotans are excited for this revival due to Dayton’s history in the state.

QUIZ: How much do you know about Yom Kippur?

Outside a synagogue in South Africa.
While many had casual day off on Wednesday Oct. 12 for Yom Kippur, others spent their time celebrating this holiday with friends and family.
October 12, 2016
Students at SPA for the first time receive school off for Yom Kippur - a Jewish holiday important to many members of the school community. Test how much you know about this important day with this quiz.

QUIZ: How much do you know about Eid al-Adha?

Senior Sarah Murad decorates her hand with henna on Eid al-Adha.
Eid al-Adha, the holiest Islam holiday, begins at the first sighting of the new moon.
September 12, 2016
Eid al-Adha, the holiest Islam holiday, begins at the first sighting of the new moon.

Academic calendar includes religious holiday Eid-Al-Adha

Senior Tabeer Naqvi, and her sisters Mashal and Waffa, pose in their salwar kameez, a traditional Pakistani outfit.
September 12, 2016
Students get school off on Eid Al-Adha for the first time.

Students celebrate International Day of Peace

Today Upper School students created a human peace sign on the front lawn. Intercultural Club member junior Afsar Sandozi said that the activity was “good, efficient, and cooperative.”
September 20, 2013

In honor of the International Day of Peace on Sept. 21, Upper School students gathered together during tutorial period and formed a human peace sign. Intercultural club organized this event with the goal...

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