These are some of the celebrations around this time:
Christmas, Kwanzaa, Eid al-Adha, Hanukkah, Al-Hijira.
If there’s one on that list you don’t know much or anything about, how about doing a bit of online research? Or read about it in a book?
Or step out of the non-virtual world and go and meet some of the people that celebrate this festival? Chat with them, even celebrate what you can with them.
Rejoice in what we have in common.
Rejoice in the colourfulness of difference.
Respect that we can be friends and hold different perspectives.
I leave you today tapping your foot to Erran Baron Cohen’s “Dreidel” from Songs in the Key of Hanukkah (featuring Jules Brookes & Y-Love). Erran is Sacha’s brother (sorry Erran – you probably prefer Sacha to be known as your brother – not many people noticed that in Borat they were actually speaking Hebrew! – twice as funny)
- Hilarious Hanukkah Medley
- It’s still Chanukah (Hanukkah)
- Hanukkah 2010
- Christmas, Kwanzaa, Eid al-Adha, Hanukkah, Al-Hijira
- Saturday in the Second Week of Lent