Student On The Street: Holiday Traditions

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We asked students at Natomas-area high schools:

“What is your favorite holiday tradition?”

Soraya Pierman, 17, NP3 senior
“My favorite holiday tradition takes place with my family and friends on New Year’s. It’s a Spanish tradition where everyone eats one grape at a time before the ball drops. By midnight, everyone is supposed to have eaten 12 grapes. My family believes it is a sign of good luck for the New Year.”

Lauren Harris, 17, Natomas High senior
“My favorite holiday tradition is an Italian tradition where, in our culture, La Befana fills children’s boots with fruits and cookies on January 6.” 
Lauren Alvarez, 17, Natomas Charter junior
“Instead of buying a Christmas tree, my family and I use a mannequin we got for Christmas in 2010 and we dress her up to fit each holiday. For Christmas we put gifts around her and it’s just super fun, plus a good excuse to buy wigs and ridiculous outfits.

Eric Flores, 15, Inderkum freshman
“My favorite holiday tradition would probably be secret Santa where my group of friends and I get random gifts and give those presents to each other.”

Jaida VanDunk, 16, NP3 junior
“My favorite holiday tradition is going to see the Nutcracker Ballet with my mom every Christmas.”

Aden Haskell-Mendoza, 17, Natomas High senior
My favorite holiday tradition would have to be making tamales on the day after Christmas because after everyone has given each other gifts and presents, we get to spend the day together. By making tamales, we work together as a family, which is a rare and fun experience!”

Cody Belt, 18, Natomas Charter senior
“A tradition of mine is on Christmas Eve when everyone is sleeping, I make myself some hot chocolate and watch movies for a few hours. I do it because I’m the only one who’s able to stay up.

Brock Wallace, 18, Inderkum
“Cooking the Christmas dinner the night before Christmas.”



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