Tell Thor: What is your favorite holiday and why?
Kamiya Rodrigues, Photography Editor
“My favorite holidays are Thanksgiving and Christmas. I like Thanksgiving because of all the food I get to eat; it’s all very delicious! I also love Christmas because it gets really cold outside and it gets dark early. Along with cute little Christmas colorful lights everywhere around the city. Also, the hot chocolate is sooo good and is a perfect time to drink, and we normally get a whole winte...
“My favorite holiday is Christmas because although I may not always get gifts like how other people do, I do get to spend time with my family and enjoy life at that moment. Life’s hard and isn’t always fair, but it’s the love that me and my family have for each other, which is unbreakable,” senior Karla Carmona said.
“The 4th of July is my favorite holiday because of being able to go for a nice night swim in the warm weather and being able to lay back to relax as we watch the fireworks go off in the sky. Not to mention, I love getting to light sparklers and my own fireworks,” junior Melody Juarez said.
“There is no joy like opening presents and enjoying family time on Christmas. Traditional Romanian food, like stuffed cabbage, is made during this time and serves as a special treat to bring the family together. It is one of those feel-good holidays that brings with it a spirit unlike any other,” senior Bobby Degeratu said.
“My birthday is my favorite holiday because it is a day I cannot forget and I get to do what I want. Because my birthday is in the summer, I can go to the bear, pool, or out of town. I also like Christmas, but my grandma isn’t around to make it as magical. It is still a fun holiday, and I love ice skating and the lights,” senior Evita Catillon said.
“Christmas is my favorite holiday because I love how Christmas is international, and I love the concept of selecting and giving gifts to my friends (although I feel terribly sorry for my wallet). Also, it's just really easy to tell when Christmas is around the corner, and I really like the vibes that come with the holiday,” senior Wonkyung Lee said.
“I would have to say that I don't have just one favorite holiday, but my favoritism is split between both Halloween and Christmas. My favorite holidays are based around the core aspects of atmosphere and spirit. Atmosphere by far has to be the most important aspect of a holiday because it sets the foundation for why a holiday might be a holiday like snow and Christmas or spring and Easter Sunday. Wh...
Maricela Mendoza Diaz
“I love being able to come up with ideas for gifts for the people I love and receiving well thought out gifts really warms my heart. I also love all of the decorations and treats that are associated with Christmas, even though the decorations can take hours to set up. And lastly there are the amazing Christmas songs that are absolute bangers and make my entire Christmas experience so much better,” s...
“Christmas is my favorite holiday because I love the music, I love the movies, I love the decorations, I love the weather around that time of the year, and I love giving my family and friends presents,” senior Dominic Sanchez said.
“It’s one night a year I get to be someone I’ve always wanted to be, an avenger, Batman, etc., without being judged for almost being 18,” senior Jelani Paz said.