Although Christmas is a pretty big deal during the upcoming holidays, it is not the only one that is occurring, especially in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic, multi-religious nation like Canada. If you work in a corporate environment, you may want to make your employees feel welcome and celebrated during the holidays. However, if an employee does not celebrate or know of Christmas, they may feel left out.
Here are the top three alternative holidays occurring during the Christmas season. A good idea is to celebrate them all at once, including Christmas, since hosting many corporate events with corporate catering can become prohibitively expensive.
The Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe
The Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe is an increasingly popular holiday among Catholic worshippers. It is a holiday dedicated to Jesus’s mother, the mother Mary, and is mainly celebrated right now by Catholics of Mexican heritage.
Even if you do not know many employees or fellow staff with Mexican heritage, you may feel like you want to include the possibility that some are and celebrate with them. After all, a rich diverse workplace is a strong one. This holiday season, you should celebrate not only Jesus but the mother Mary as well. Host an inclusive multi-faith holiday party with corporate catering.
Kwanzaa is a recently-created holiday that celebrates African traditions and culture. Although a great many different African cultures and traditions exist, from Kenya to Niger to South Africa, Kwanzaa is an opportunity for Canadians of African descent to celebrate their ancestors’ cultures by taking part in festivities that honor such culture.
Africa is a rich country with rich traditions and beautiful fashions and culture. Celebrate this welcome inclusion to Canadian culture with Kwanzaa by helping your African and African-Canadian employees and staff members celebrate their ancestral cultures with a multi-faith office party, complete with corporate catering.
Hanukkah is a Jewish celebration that commemorates their struggle for religious freedom and independence while fighting the Greeks thousands of years ago. It is a festive holiday where Jews celebrate with praying and eating potato latkes (potato pancakes). There are other aspects to the holiday as well, like learning Jewish history.
Help your Jewish friends celebrate religious freedom and independence with a multi-faith holiday party. Judaic traditions form the bedrock of Judeo-Christian values, which have informed our nation’s founders as they trekked through the wilderness to create Canada as we know it today.
Another advantage to hosting a multi-faith holiday office party, complete with corporate catering, is that you can rest assured that the wide variety of foods present will be cooked to perfection. With such a wide variety, it can be difficult for any chef, especially an amateur, to serve great tasting foods in huge quantities.
Professional and reputable corporate caterers can do this however. It is their day job after all. This year, go with corporate catering and make your next multi-faith office holiday party the best one yet! Loving one another, especially during the holiday season is what Canadians do and are known for. Let’s continue that tradition!
If you are interesting in hosting an all-encompassing holiday party for all the religious observances and traditions of your workforce, consider hosting one with corporate catering from Art of Food in Toronto. It will bring everyone together, regardless of ethnicity, religion, or ideology, and you can all strengthen the bonds of your workplace as you celebrate the rich diversity present there. This December, let’s come together as Canadians and celebrate our diversity as strength. For more information regarding the full benefits of corporate catering, please visit us at our website today to learn more.