December 2, 2021 at 2:15pm
Dane Lisser

Event highlights global celebrations

On Wednesday, Dec. 1, Millikin University's Oberhelman Center for Leadership Performance at the University Commons played host to a number of students, faculty and staff members who had the opportunity to learn about various international holidays while enjoying free food, music, and yes, iceless skating.


Each December, Millikin University takes an evening to highlight all of the various celebrations that happen globally during the winter months with an event called "Winter Holidays Around the World."

Several of Millikin's campus organizations took part in helping highlight a variety of holidays, including Kwanzaa, Christmas, St. Nicholas Day, Hanukkah, Winter Solstice and Dia de los Muertos.

Winter Holidays Around the World serves as an exciting time for students to witness the different traditions, customs and foods, to broaden their horizons while also focusing on democratic citizenship in a global environment.