Religious festivals are an important and very public way of describing who we are. That is true of all religions. When children in multi-faith contexts are taught about the world’s great religions, it is usual to start by describing to them the festivals that different communities hold. And of course if those festivals can be seen and experienced, so much the better. At times of festival there are symbols to play with and a story to tell.
To read the full letter, see Christmas pastoral letter 2013