Holiday traditions at RHS

Jordan Sparks and Olivia Gordon

The holidays are coming up quick.  We have Thanksgiving right around the corner, and then Christmas.  There are a lot of holidays around the same time, some others being Hanukkah and Kwanzaa.  A lot of people skip over Thanksgiving and get straight to decorating for Christmas.  Thanksgiving is the second most celebrated holiday, following Christmas.  “My favorite thanksgiving food is cheesy potatoes,” senior Sara Poulsen said.   Thanksgiving is celebrated in the United States, Canada, Grenada, Saint Lucia, and Liberia.  Then, it’s time for the most wonderful time of the year.  

Christmas is the first most celebrated holiday in the world.  “For Christmas, my favorite tradition is decorating our house and listening to Christmas music,” senior Libby Peraino said.  There are many different Christmas traditions people enjoy and some include sitting by a warm and toasty fireplace, wrapping gifts for others, and building snowmen with the family.   

Many people, including ourselves, don’t end their break with Christmas.  We also have New Year’s celebrations!  One of the more popular traditions is watching the ball drop at midnight.  “What I usually do for New Year’s is go on vacation,” senior Myles Spencer said. Make sure to get into the holiday spirit soon!