Winter Holiday Festival celebrates world cultures
Music, food and crafts celebrating holiday traditions from around the globe filled the Frist Campus Center at the annual Winter Holiday Festival on Wednesday, Dec. 13.
Princeton students, faculty, staff and family members enjoyed live performances, a variety of holiday desserts and beverages, a cooking demonstration using late harvest herbs and vegetables, classic holiday films, cookie and ornament decorating, a knitting circle, and a Kwanzaa celebration.
Members of the Graduate Music Society performed a range of holiday tunes, including Romanian Christmas carols sung by Colindătorii and selections from the a cappella group Lux and the Klezmocrats.
The Black Graduate Caucus and Fields Center hosted a traditional Kwanzaa celebration in the Frist Multipurpose Room, which included various artistic and musical performances and poetry readings from students, faculty and staff.
A cultural exhibit, provided by the University Health Services Cultural Awareness Committee, showcased customs of Ramadan, Diwali, Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa and the Chinese New Year.
A related event at Frist, the Jersey Cares Coat Drive, continues through Friday, Dec. 15. Members of the University community may donate new or gently used winter coats near the Mazo Family Game Room on the 100 level of Frist between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m.
The Winter Holiday Festival was sponsored by the Frist Campus Center, Athletes in Action, Black Graduate Caucus, Dining Services, Fields Center, Graduate Music Society, International Center, Religious Life Council and University Health Services Cultural Awareness Committee.