For children, traditions and rituals are significant; they provide predictability, support, and familiarity, while bringing families together and creating unity and a sense of belonging.
Now that my daughter is in preschool, I've come to realize that hearing about cultural and religious practices directly from the practitioners only emphasizes our otherness.
I tried to hide my religion during my entire childhood. When I look back, I wonder who I was kidding.
Aside from a date, what can these two events possibly have in common? Strange as it may seem, there are a few points of comparison.