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Celebrate Winter With Light

Celebrate Winter With Light


For thousands of years, cultures around the world have used light as a symbol during their celebrations. Discover more about the ancient pagan Festival of Lights, and how parts of this tradition continue today to mark the Winter Solstice. Learn more about how civilizations across the ancient world bring light into their holidays, from Diwali to Christmas to Hannukah, using special vessels and tools to shine through the darkness. Finish by creating a personalized design for your own ancient lamp.

  • Date: Tuesday, December 21, 1 PM ET

  • Target Audience: Grades K-10

  • Length: 45 minutes

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