PhilaU Celebration of Lights to be held Dec. 2

The Office of Spiritual Development and Interfaith Council will sponsor a “Celebration of Lights” on Wednesday, Dec. 2 at 5:30 p.m. in the Kanbar Campus Center Living Room.

The ceremony will recognize how various faiths celebrate the joy and harmony of light over darkness. The event is free and open to the University community. Traditional foods along with warm cider and hot chocolate will be served.

The ceremony is part of a two day Celebration of Lights program series. Throughout the month of December, the Celebration of Lights exhibit will be displayed in Ted’s Gallery.  Pieces will explain how various faiths celebrate the season using light, including, but not limited to, Diwali (Hindu Indian Festival), Chanukah (Jewish Celebration), and Kwanzaa (African-American Tradition).

On Tuesday, Dec. 1 and Wednesday, Dec. 2, students can participate in the Holiday Traditions Quilting Project in the Kanbar Living Room. Students can create a panel that tells how they celebrate the holidays. The panels will be connected and displayed with the Celebration of Lights exhibit.

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