It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Or is it? Next week students of UT will be packing up and shipping out to go home for the holidays. Some will return and others won’t; either way all are preparing to join loved ones for the holidays. This is supposed to be a joyful occasion for most; especially those international students who haven’t had the pleasure of going home for Thanksgiving.
Everyone thinks about Christmas in different ways. There are those who are excited to be around family and create new memories, while there are others who hate the hustle and bustle of holiday shopping. Running through crowded malls trying to find the best gifts possible for the special loved ones isn’t really very fun for anyone; especially since no one knows why Santa doesn’t show up every year.
Christmas Eve and Christmas Day are celebrated differently everywhere. For example, in the U.S. Christmas Eve is meant to be spent at home, while in countries like The Bahamas, stores stay open up until the last hour before Christmas morning. In some countries Christmas is not celebrated at all. However you may decide to spend Christmas, just remember that the holidays aren’t just about presents, and the delicious turkey and ham that you eat on that day. Christmas is a time to be grateful for family and friends, because truly they are the best gifts you could ever receive. For those returning in the spring semester, The Minaret reminds you to celebrate responsibly and stay safe during this holiday season.
From The Staff of The Minaret!