【明報專訊】The routine in the secret annex became fixed. During the day, the children studied writing and languages. At night when there were no people downstairs, they listened to the news on the radio and then to classical music. Sometimes they played board games, recited (朗誦) poetry, and talked about poetry. Otto Frank read aloud to the family. Religion was also a part of their lives. Anne's father was not religious. Her mother was more interested in the Jewish faith and rituals (儀式). On Friday nights, they observed the Sabbath (安息日), led by Edith Frank and Fritz Pfeffer. They cooked Jewish food and celebrated the High Holy Days (聖潔日). They even observed Christmas, not the religious aspects, but the joyful atmosphere.