Students cross cultures with an interfaith celebration

Pennsylvania

In an effort to spread diversity and bring an understanding of different traditions to the campus, Penn State Mont Alto held its annual Interfaith Celebration of Lights.

Students and faculty gathered for a candlelit vigil to learn more about the winter solstice, Kwanzaa, Hanukkah and Advent by lighting up a tree, kinara, menorah and advent wreath.

Apart from learning about the winter holidays, faculty also encouraged students to learn more about other celebrations from around the world.

“This year, we had what looks like 55 or 60. So it’s a growing tradition, I think, for our campus. And I think it helps ring in the holidays for us,” said Curtis Hoover, director of student affairs at Mont Alto.

This is the second year the Mont Alto campus has held the event.

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