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Allow students to get their full time off for the Christmas Holiday

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One of the national holidays has been cut short, and this has aroused questions and thoughts. Christmas is a world-known holiday, and over 2,500 million people celebrate it (only christians), but all together this would make up just about 50% of the world's population. The problem is that schools all around the UK are starting to cut down holidays, including Christmas. As far as we know, altering a religious tradition/celebration is going against Article 9 Freedom of religion: the freedom to change religion or belief; the freedom to exercise religion or belief publicly or privately, alone or with others; the freedom to exercise religion or belief in worship, teaching, practice and observance; and the right to have no religion (e.g. to be atheist or agnostic) or to have non-religious beliefs protected (e.g. philosophical beliefs such as pacifism or veganism). 

The change in the religious holiday  also prevents children from staying longer and together with family. Most children are being release from school on the 22nd of December, not giving that family enough time for relatives to come together to enjoy and celebrate Christmas. This includes programmes such as going to religious temples (church) and partaking in any festive activities.

Personally, I am a missionary, travelling to Central America, South America and other countries to help people in need. One we travel to is Honduras. My family, friends, and I create baskets which contain food and accessories, which we give to the poor to the help them through the winter where agriculture is affected, causing damage and changes to their lives.

Christmas is a time to be together as one, so please take action into this matter.

 



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