Community Gathers for Festival of Lights

Student Michael Brown and Chaplain Amy Fisher light Yule candle


The Interfaith Center presented readings, songs, and cultural and religious information about the winter holidays during the University's annual Festival of Lights at the Temple Street Park.

Kwanzaa, Chanukah, Advent and the Winter Solstice celebrate "the joy and harmony of light over darkness."

University Chaplain Amy Fisher offered an overview of each tradition to the many members of the Suffolk community who turned out on a chill winter's day to celebrate the season of light.

Acting President Barry Brown and Vice President Nancy Stoll together lit an evergreen tree at the center of the park.

The crowd sang "Deck the Halls" before gathering in the Donahue Building for hot cider and cookies.

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