For hundreds of years, the Irish have celebrated St. Patrick’s Day on Mar. 17 to commemorate the death of St. Patrick, who was said to have brought Christianity to Ireland. Continue reading Saint Patrick’s Day births from escaping slavery in Ireland, now widely celebrated
Schools around the country are split on if they should close on inauguration day. MCPS currently does not have inauguration day off, while surrounding school districts such as the District of Columbia, Fairfax and Alexandria all close. Continue reading Online Exclusive: Should schools close for Inauguration Day?
The Jewish holiday, Purim, was celebrated from sundown mar. 9 to mar. 10. Those who celebrate participated in ritual activities and ate traditional food. Continue reading Online Exclusive: Students celebrate Purim
At the end of each quarter, students get to stay home from school for a professional day. Continue reading How teachers spend professional days
Should students have a day off in order to celebrate or worship during these non-Christian religious holidays? Continue reading More religious holidays off needed
The holidays are a perfect time for students to give back to those who are less fortunate. Continue reading Students learn to give back, providing for less fortunate families during holiday season
It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and an easy way to celebrate the upcoming holidays is by listening to holiday music. Continue reading Holiday music generates excitement, promotes seasonal festivities