An Important Time of the Year: Happy Holidays

As the holidays draw near, there are many things that we all should be mindful of, including diversity. Although Christmas is the most publicized holiday, several nationalities celebrate different holidays. Holidays are a special time that can bring people closer together; they promote warmth and the importance of thinking about others.

This holiday season will be unlike the previous two, as covid is no longer a reason to keep us apart from our loved ones. That said, what will you be doing to try to re-strengthen your bonds with family and friends? Although, over the past two years, we have learned to communicate virtually, which has made our world a smaller place. That said, there is nothing like being near those we love & being able to experience the power of touch, taste, smell, sight & sound.

Although the media loves to glorify the differences between those who look & think differently from us, we as people have to recognize that there is much more that we have in common than we would like to acknowledge. Therefore, this holiday season, I encourage you to focus on how you can bring our commonalities to life. Learning about different people is a great way to understand how amazing our world truly is. Learning about new traditions may make you rethink how you celebrate or show appreciation towards your loved ones. The holiday season is a very important time of year; we all need to be around positive people and energy; it takes nothing to be minded and to spread kindness that will unite our communities. On that note, on behalf of flightunit, we wish you and all of your loved ones a kind, peaceful and delightful holiday season and a phenomenal new year ahead!!

To become a more inclusive society below, we have listed some of the holidays in December to be aware of and to learn more about:

  • Hanukkah: December 18th – 26th
  • Christmas 25th
  • Kwanzaa December 26- January 1

By Christoff Kyere