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    So at my dd's daycare this year we will be having a end of year celebration not a christmas party as the teachers tell me it's because the centre is very multicultural! So no Santa, no Christmas decorations!
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    That would really annoy me. Why do anything then?
    Surely it would be better to try and identify and celebrate the other cultural celebrations throughout the year. Celebrating differences in cultures is surely a better way of embracing multi culturalism

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    Just have a party!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bressar View Post
    That would really annoy me. Why do anything then?
    Surely it would be better to try and identify and celebrate the other cultural celebrations throughout the year. Celebrating differences in cultures is surely a better way of embracing multi culturalism
    This is what I think also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bressar View Post
    That would really annoy me. Why do anything then?
    Surely it would be better to try and identify and celebrate the other cultural celebrations throughout the year. Celebrating differences in cultures is surely a better way of embracing multi culturalism
    Unless it's Halloween. People really get shirty about celebrating that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ana Gram View Post
    Unless it's Halloween. People really get shirty about celebrating that.
    Yeah, lets start another halloween thread. Hey, did you know its not originally an american tradition? That was amazing news to me, particularly after the 80th time it was brought up!

    Wikipedia certainly got a workout during that thread.

    Re: the OP, agree that celebrating different cultural events through the year seems more inclusive than just canning xmas. But I feel for schools etc these days. I think they get a lot of pressure with issues like this.

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    Yeah, lets start another halloween thread.
    Nah, not till next year. I think we are due for a 'no Santa' thread though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ana Gram View Post
    Nah, not till next year. I think we are due for a 'no Santa' thread though.
    Same old, same old, every year.

    Reg the op- it's a shame that embracing multi-culturalism means we lose sight of our own culture and traditions.

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    Default Re: End of yr celebration not Xmas party?

    reverse discrimination in my mind makes me so sad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bressar View Post
    That would really annoy me. Why do anything then?
    Surely it would be better to try and identify and celebrate the other cultural celebrations throughout the year. Celebrating differences in cultures is surely a better way of embracing multi culturalism
    I completely agree!!!!

    My dd celebrates both Muslim Eid and Christmas. I had the staff ask me lots of questions and comment that next year they could look at some of the different days the kids from different backgrounds celebrate.

    It's because of idiots like my mil things like this happen, when I said my house is decorated for Christmas she started going on about how I must have crucifixes up all over the house

    Christmas can be done in a non-religious way, and even if people don't want to celebrate it, surely no-one (except my mil) expects their kids to be completely ignorant of what a lot of people around them are doing!

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