Oakton Highschool Holiday Traditions


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Diving into the School’s top Holiday Traditions

Throughout the school year there are many fun and exciting Holidays, such as; Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Valentines Day, Easter, etc. However, because it is Fall, we are going to talk about the traditions during Halloween, Thanksgiving, and a little bit of Christmas. 

One way our school celebrates holidays is by including something in the spirit week. For example, this past Halloween there was a costume day on Friday, Oct 29th. We saw many different costumes ranging from witches, to anime characters, to animals, anything you can think of was worn that day. When asked what she thought about the Spirit day, Camille Koenig, 11, says, “I love costume day, it is fun and exciting seeing everybody dressed up and puts me in the Halloween Spirit even more than I already am. It makes me feel like a little kid again, dressing up for trick or treating. It brings back great memories. It’s a great spirit day.” Anything you can think of was a costume on that day. It is a fun and engaging way to get students to dress up and get them excited for Halloween. 

Another holiday tradition that we have here at Oakton, is around Thanksgiving, the lunch line serves all different types of Thanksgiving foods. They serve; turkey, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, gravy, and green beans. Camille Koenig, 11, states, “my favorite is by far the mashed potatoes, because you can use potatoes for anything, they are really good with salt and butter.” 

Finally, before Winter Break. We do Candy Grams. Candy Grams are where you give a candy cane and other winter treats to a friend, a significant other, and/or a crush. It is a nice way to spread the holiday joy. Who doesn’t like candy canes? However, if all of your friends receive candy grams, and you don’t receive any, it is upsetting and hurtful. But, the fun, thrilling, way to spread the holiday spirit outweighs the cons. Camille Koenig, states, “I love giving and receiving candy grams. I think it is a great way to show your appreciation for someone and spread the holiday cheer.” 

In conclusion, Oakton has several fun and exciting holiday traditions but there is always room for more. Who doesn’t like celebrating the holidays? What new annual holiday traditions should we add?