The Irvington Voice


Celebrating the Prophet Muhammad’s Birthday

Zainab Haque (12) celebrates the prophet Muhammad’s Birthday, but overtime, she has progressed from celebrating with a special food, biryani, to praying.

Serena Yeh, Staff Writer

February 3, 2020

The Prophet Muhammad’s birthday, also known as Mawlid, is a Muslim holiday that takes place on November 9 to 11th, or the 12th day of the third month of the lunar calendar, which is used in Islam. This holiday is usually not celebrated with large parties as one may expect. Since  Prophet Muhammad’...

Holidays At Irvington: Omisoka

Ema Sun (12), a student at Irvington with Japanese heritage

Isabella Lam, Staff Writer

December 14, 2019

Omisoka is a traditional Japanese holiday that takes place every year on December 31st. Originally used to honor the Shinto gods, which the Japanese worshipped, Omisoka is now a way of spending with family and hoping for luck in the coming year. “Omisoka is basically the Japanese version of New Year’s Eve...

Celebrating Hanukkah!

Celebrating Hanukkah!

Darsh Singhania, Staff Writer

December 12, 2019

Hanukkah is a Jewish holiday that will begin this year on Dec. 22 and will end on Dec. 30. Traditionally, this holiday has been celebrated as a dedication to the Second Temple of Jerusalem, which had been desecrated by foreign powers in the past but was reclaimed by the Jewish people, led by Judah. Th...

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