I asked several people to share with KISToday what activities they enjoyed during the break. Some shared their traditional celebrations and others, a favorite memory of Christmas or New Year.
On New Year's Eve, Ms. Demmy went to the Valley twice with Ms. Natasha, as well as visiting St. Sophia, and the Opera House to see a good ballet. Mr. Bryan and his 4 boys also attended the Opera House during the holidays to see the Nutcracker.
Secondary l student Alice said her favorite Christmas memory was decorating a Christmas tree and receiving money on New Year from elder people, since it is a Korean tradition. Alice said: Since I am Korean, I do have a traditional celebration. Korean New Year called "Seol" is very important to my family. We spend that day in a traditional way. However, my family just spends Christmas together in a formal way.
Secondary I student George enthusiastically shared his favorite Christmas memory with KISToday, As a kid I remember getting a punching bag for my room as a present. I was incredibly happy and I still have it to this day. George said when asked about his New Year's tradition: We do this thing where right before midnight the kids leave the house and when they return the parents throw candy in order to bring good luck.
As you can see, the KIS community enjoyed their Winter break. It is interesting how a diverse community spends their break, each a little differently, but commonly with the ones they love. Some talked about their favorite memories and family traditions and others recalled the last month's of activities. Hope you all had a great break too!