Ignite the holiday spirit by celebrating diversity this Christmas & New Year!
As the final page of the yearly calendar draws near, the countdown to the holiday season begins and excitement for the last day of 2019 is in the air.
When celebrations take place, they often turn into activities revolving around a singular holiday, Christmas. With a little planning, it’s easy to turn the holiday festivities into inclusive celebrations.
Here are our recommendations to make it count when it matters the most!
Add a little intrigue to the holidays by highlighting some of the unique ways Christmas is observed in different locations. Make a list of traditions from around the world and create a fun game or activity. Talk about the different locations and how or why a particular tradition may be found in that particular corner of the world. Would you be up for some Asian Vegetable Gratin, the casserole dish or even Tom Yam Flavoured Pasta? Couple that with other unique celebratory traditions and we will soon realise how diverse a single holiday can be. One meaningful way to share cultures is to learn about the various types of food enjoyed during the holidays. #sedap
The Joy of Giving
“Nothing that you have not given away will ever be really yours.” – C. S. Lewis
Take some time to make a lasting impact on the community around you for a change. Consider crafting decorations for a nursing home or plan a WhatsApp group to collect basic necessities to be donated to those in need.
A popular idea is to ask family members and friends to make a donation to a charity of your choice, rather than a present for yourself. This will set a great example by demonstrating the importance of charity, and will really help you to make a meaningful contribution this festive season.
Coming Together as One Big Family
Diversity doesn’t just span religious and cultural fronts. Occupations, age, and socioeconomic status are just a few of the other differences to be found in a multicultural nation such as Malaysia. Having everyone be a part of bringing joy to others demonstrates the true holiday spirit!
*Featured image sourced from Human Resources Online