(Picture of our Shohola Peace Bell)
Season’s Greetings to everyone.
To those who celebrated Hanukkah December 8-December 16, “Happy Hanukkah!”
To those who celebrated Ramadan last July and August (July 19-August 18) and will be celebrating it in 2013 from July 9 to August 7, “Ramadan Kareem!”
To those who celebrate Christmas either today or on January 6, “Merry Christmas!”
To those who celebrate Kwanzaa December 26-January 1, “Umoja (Unity), Kujichagulia (Self determination), Ujima (Collective work and responsibility), Ujamaa (Cooperative Economics), Nia (Purpose), Kuumba (Creativity), and Jmani (Faith).”
To those who celebrate the 2013 Chinese New Year of the snake (my birth-year symbol, btw) on February 10, “Wish you or bless you New Year’s progress!”
I’m sure I missed someone’s celebration of peace, family, and community. So to you, I wish you “Happy Holidays!”
And to everyone, “Have a joyous, prosperous, and, especially, a Peaceful New Year!” May it be one of tolerance, acceptance, friendship, positive interactions with others, and an end to violence of all kinds.