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St. John Fisher College Observes Diverse Holiday Traditions with "Day of Celebration"


St. John Fisher College Observes Diverse Holiday Traditions with "Day of Celebration"

On Saturday, December 5, St. John Fisher College will host its annual “Day of Celebration,” an all-day, campus-wide festival that showcases holiday celebrations from various races, cultures, ethnicities, and traditions. These observations include Kwanzaa, Three Kings, Hanukkah, Christmas, Asian New Year, Winter Fest, and Ramadan. This year, the focus of the Day of Celebration is the Filipino culture. The event is free and open to the public.

The festivities at the College will consist of a cultural marketplace area and stage in Cleary Family Auditorium in Kearney Hall that will feature dance, music, displays, food, and “make it and take it” arts and crafts. In the late afternoon, the celebration will move to Basil 135 where Gospelicious, an annual gospel concert, will take place.

The full Day of Celebration schedule is as follows:



1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Cultural Marketplace and Main Stage (Cleary Family Auditorium)

1:00 p.m.

Opening & Welcome

1:05 p.m.

FAAR Dance (Magalaktic)

1:15 p.m.

FAAR Fashion Show

1:30 p.m.

Drum Performance (Korean/Native American)

1:35 p.m.


1:50 p.m.

A Capella Christmas Carols – Measure 13

2:05 p.m.

Poetry & African Dance - Black Student Union

2:15 p.m.

Hochstein (Eastman School of Music)

2:30 p.m.

Santa arrives!

2:40 p.m.

Drum Performance (Korean/Native American)

2:55 p.m.

Salsa, Merengue, & Bachta (Latin Dances) - Latino Student Union

3:10 p.m.

Sustained Dialogue Poetry

3:20 p.m.

LIB Divas – African Dance

3:30 p.m.

Akoma Ntoaso Dance Ensemble

4:15 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.

Gospelicious Concert (in Basil 135)

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Kwanzaa Karamu Dinner Ceremony (Campus Center Main Stage)

All events are handicapped accessible. For more information, please contact the Office of Multicultural Affairs and Diversity Programs at (585) 385-8378 or

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