Notice Board

Rector’s Letter – December 2015

Nov 18th, 2015 | By | Category: Notice Board

“Happy Holidays” declared a poster in a shop off of Dublin’s Grafton Street last December. The poster was an advertisement for an American clothing brand, the country from which the greeting comes. “Happy holidays” was not devised as a form of political correctness, it was devised as a way of being inclusive of other religious traditions who have festivals around the time that Christmas occurs, in particular the Jewish festival of Hanukkah. In the United States the word “Chrismukkah”, a combination of “Christmas” and “Hanukkah”, is now used by some to …