Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Holiday Break!

Students at Murray State University are excited for the end of the semester and the beginning of winter break. This week is finals week at Murray State, an affordable school for international students, so everyone is working hard and studying for their exams. They are also preparing for winter break, which many international students are going to use to travel around the USA. Students are visiting New York City, California and a variety of other places. Some students are also joining faculty and community members for the holiday season to experience some of the American holidays.

Christmas is a holiday that many Americans celebrate by putting up a Christmas tree and decorating it with ornaments and lights. At Murray State, an affordable school for international students, we put a large Christmas tree up in the Curris Center, and recently there was a ceremony called the "Hanging of the Green," where the tree was lit. 

For Christmas, often families host large meals, open many presents, and tell children the story of Santa Claus. Some families also celebrate other holidays like Chanukah instead of Christmas. After Christmas, people prepare for the New Year. On New Year's Eve--the last day of 2014--many families stay up until midnight preparing for the New Year. Some throw parties, set off fireworks, and celebrate the end of the year. 

 This will be a great way for our students at Murray State, an affordable school for International Students, to learn about another American Tradition!

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