Canadian School Replaces Christmas Music with African Drumming

Canada is really making headlines this year in the War on Christmas. All year long the absence of Christmas in Quebec as a “value” has been debated in the legislature and in the media. Now a school in Winnipeg is banning Halloween and replacing Christmas music in December with African drumming.

Hastings School offers classes to children from Grade 1 to Grade 8.

Parent Stephen Meleck says he’s “pretty worked up” while parent Diane Traverse says it’s taking Halloween and Christmas away from the children.

She says both holidays have been celebrated before and she thinks to cancel them now implies they are wrong.

The Louis Riel School Division says it does not mandate what traditions and activities are practised at any particular school.

It says the parents should get in contact directly with the school’s administration.

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