Christmas celebrations have begun! Santa Claus is in town! Today each elementary class shared beautiful dances, words, and songs that they've worked on all month.
You might be wondering, why are so many of the children dressed up as Old Saint Nicholas? Well, for Christians, St. Nicholas is referred to as the Father of our town, Beit Jala, because it is believed that while on his pilgrimage to the Holy Land, he lived in cave in this town. There are stories about his protection of the land and people over the years, and while not all of them can be verified, the saint remains an inspirational and important figure for the town.
Thank you to our great teachers for making this a great day for our elementary students. On Monday our secondary students will be celebrating as well... only one more exam to go!