WC to host program on holiday traditions


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At the 2017 holiday tradition program, Chip Murdock , right, director of diversity and inclusion, explains some of Kwanzaa’s finer points along with Black Student Initiative members Kelly Angevine and Sterling Clark, the latter of whom is holding a ceremonial skekere, a rhythm percussion instrument from Africa.

At the 2017 holiday tradition program, Chip Murdock , right, director of diversity and inclusion, explains some of Kwanzaa’s finer points along with Black Student Initiative members Kelly Angevine and Sterling Clark, the latter of whom is holding a ceremonial skekere, a rhythm percussion instrument from Africa.


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WILMINGTON — December is a time in which many persons of various faiths, ethnicities and nationalities observe holidays and special traditions.

Wilmington College is hosting its Winter Holiday Celebration program highlighting some of these religious, cultural and secular events Monday, Dec. 3 at 7 p.m. in the McCoy Room of Kelly Center. The community is welcome to attend.

While the observance of Christmas is the central focus for most Americans, many also observe Christian Advent, the Jewish tradition of Hanukkah and the now 51-year-old, African American custom of Kwanzaa, among others.

Also, Christmas is observed with traditions unique to various nationalities, which will be shared by some of the College’s international students.

The program is designed to offer a chance in which to learn about the holiday season from a number of perspectives.

Event sponsors include the offices of Diversity and Inclusion, and Campus Ministry.

At the 2017 holiday tradition program, Chip Murdock , right, director of diversity and inclusion, explains some of Kwanzaa’s finer points along with Black Student Initiative members Kelly Angevine and Sterling Clark, the latter of whom is holding a ceremonial skekere, a rhythm percussion instrument from Africa.
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2018/11/web1_Holiday-Kwanzaa-copy.jpgAt the 2017 holiday tradition program, Chip Murdock , right, director of diversity and inclusion, explains some of Kwanzaa’s finer points along with Black Student Initiative members Kelly Angevine and Sterling Clark, the latter of whom is holding a ceremonial skekere, a rhythm percussion instrument from Africa. Courtesy photo

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