Easter, Passover, Naidoc: in a multicultural family with so much tradition and history, where do you draw the line? | Isabelle Oderberg

Easter, Passover, Naidoc: in a multicultural family with so much tradition and history, where do you draw the line? | Isabelle Oderberg

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All up, we have a minimum of 21 major days of cultural significance in our house

In 2020, celebrating the Jewish festival of Purim was one of the last fun things we did BCE (before the Covid era). My son dressed up as Iron Man, I recycled my skeleton costume from Halloween and our Rabbi dressed up as a case of Corona beer in a light-hearted nod to the virus that, as we now know, ended up being no laughing matter.

In late February this year however, Purim slid by us quietly, like a penguin on ice, despite life having returned to some form of comparative normalcy after the best part of a year in and out of lockdowns.

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