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


This Saturday, December 4, 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, Chinese New Year, and Ramadan. This year, the focus of the Day of Celebration is the Puerto Rican culture. With the exception of the Kwanzaa dinner, all events are 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:

Time Performance/Program
1 - 4 pm

Cultural Marketplace and Main Stage
(Cleary Family Auditorium)

1:00 pm Opening and Welcome
1:05 pm Borinquen Dance Theatre
1:20 pm Bonnie Abrams, musician from the Holocaust
Jewish Federation
1:25 pm Sustained Dialogue
1:30 pm Santa Arrives!
1:40 pm Black Student Union - performing an African dance
2:00 p.m Poetry In Motion
2:15 pm Interactive Dance Class
2:30 pm Three Kings
2:35 pm Lori Nolasco, vocal performer/spoken word poetry
2:40 pm Puerto Rican Festival Queen
2:45 pm Latino Student Union - poetry reading
3:00 pm Measure 13
3:10 pm Dance: Juana Santos and Richard Suarez
3:15 pm Frances Hare, local dance artist
4:10 - 5:30 pm Gospelicious Concert (Basil 135)
6:00 - 8:30 pm Kwanzaa Dinner Celebration (Main Stage)
RSVP and fee required

For more information, please contact the Office of Multicultural Affairs and Diversity Programs at (585) 385-8378 or

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