Hughson High’s Favorite Holidays


Holidays like Christmas, Halloween, Valentine, Easter, and Thanksgiving all have meanings behind them. Some people celebrate these holidays for a wide array of reasons and don’t know the history of the holidays. Some people celebrate Christmas because it was the anniversary of the birth of Jesus of Nazareth and Easter because on Easter it marks the Resurrection of Jesus three days after his death by crucifixion. 

These holidays are important because they help build a strong bond between family, and our community. Some people don’t think holidays are important and don’t celebrate them but other families don’t celebrate holidays like Halloween because they believe it is the day the devil comes out and gets kids so parents don’t let them go out. On Thanksgiving families get together and make food and then they say what they are thankful for. Some people do not know why Valentine’s Day is a holiday but the meaning is honoring one or two early Christian martyrs named Saint Valentine. 

Luis Padilla, Eli Wilbanks, Dominick Magallon, and Noe Pacheco are all students at Hughson High School. Wilbanks, Padilla, Pacheco, all said that they prefer ¨Christmas¨ over other holidays. Padilla, Wilbanks and Magallon prefer to be with their family on Christmas and they would not like to be alone on Christmas. Wilbanks, Padilla, Pacheco, said they like ¨Christmas because we get gifts and get to be with our family.¨ 

Wilbanks included ¨ I like Christmas because we get to play games and we earn gifts from them and it’s super fun”. Pacheco said, “I go to Mexico when it’s Christmas.” On Christmas families make different types of food and that’s why people like Christmas because of the food their family makes. Padilla, Wilbanks, and Magallon all stay home when celebrating Christmas and they prefer it to stay home then going somewhere else. 

While not everybody celebrates them, holidays are traditions that are special in everyday lives and sacred to some people, they are exciting, and are also entertaining. To conclude, while not everyone celebrates the holidays, it seems that Christmas is the most celebrated holiday.