Muslim-Canadian man’s ‘first Christmas’ goes viral

Muslim-Canadian man's 'first Christmas' goes viral
Mohammad Hussain with his roommates getting ready for Christmas. Source: Mohammad Hussain
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Daily US Times: A Muslim-Canadian man’s experience of celebrating Christmas for the first time has been viral after he shared his observations of the holiday.

Mohammad Hussain, who lives in the Canadian city of Toronto, decided to celebrate the holiday with his two roommates since they were all in lockdown together.

The Muslim-Canadian man’s initiation into the Christmas spirit – from meal planning to tree trimming – left quite an impression.

So the 25-year-old student shared his “notes” on Twitter, where they quickly went viral.

Now he is looking forward to his first-ever Christmas morning.

“I’ll feel like Harry Potter,” he told in an interview with the BBC.

While Mr Hussain had celebrated some aspects of Christmas before – such as going to a friend’s house on Christmas Eve and attending office Christmas parties – growing up in a Muslim household, he had “never done the whole production, because there was no reason to”.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, he and his roommates won’t be going home over the holidays. So they started brainstorming ways to celebrate just amongst themselves. When one roommate suggested making a 12-course dinner, Mohammad Hussain agreed to go all-in.

He said he just wanted to get involved and help them out, but he soon realised he would have to step up his Christmas game.

“I couldn’t help but notice they were much, much better at it than I was. The example I come to is we were doing the garland around the staircase and I was really struggling, and my roommate was going at the speed of light,” he said.

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