Detroit International Academy is filled with a diverse group of ladies who are met with pending holiday season. During this time of year, decorations for Christmas adorn hallways and lunchrooms. Decorated Christmas trees and a fake fireplace put students in the spirit of the holiday. But not everyone celebrates Christmas.
Detroit Public Schools Community District has always given a two-week break to celebrate the Christmas and the New Year, but what do students do when Christmas is not part of their religion?
“Christmas is a very untraditional holiday," senior Rejwana Sadia said. "Ramadan is similar to Christmas and that is what we celebrate.
"Every year around the Christmas holiday me and my cousins have a party where we spend quality time together and catch up.”
“My family plays secret Santa which is a very traditional game, usually done around Christmas time to ensure everyone gets a gift," senior Mubasshira Mumin said.
Sania Begum thinks "Christmas is nothing special" and she usually catches up on her sleep during this time of year.