Holidays At Home
With big spring holidays such as Easter, Passover, and Ramadan approaching in the next few days, weeks, or months it can be hard to leave behind valued traditions and have to participate in social distancing approved approach to celebrating. Like many of the milestones and events in our lives we have had to recently compromise on in the wake of the virus, these valued holidays are no different. It can be easy to become discouraged by this or to even start to give up all hope that the holiday will be fun. However, with all the great technology and resources out there it is still possible to have a special holiday.
The number one thing that churches/temples/mosques are doing is live streaming services. You can find these by checking out the website of your place of worship or seeing if they have put a link on facebook. Attending a live streaming service will help ease feelings of loneliness on these holidays. You can be with other people, even if online for the time being.
Another way to ease these holiday blues is to make your favorite holiday treat. You may not be able to go to the store or get a special dish from someone you usually do, but now is the perfect time to learn to make it. With lots of simple recipes and videos online, it is easy to make your favorite recipe and continue your tradition for yourself and your family.
The number one most important thing is to remember that you are not alone in amending your traditions. Knowing that everyone else is right along with you, editing their valued celebrations can help ease your mind. While the ways we celebrate may change, the concepts and values of our holidays and celebrations never will. Think deep into what each holiday means to you and hold on to that core value as you move forward with more changes to your life.
Chag Sameach, Happy Easter. Ramadan Kareem, Happy everything :)
Stay Safe and Healthy
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