Will’s Culture Corner: December Edition

With the holiday season officially kicked off, the Explore & More Education Team has worked to put together exciting and intellectual programming to share with our WNY community. For many of the individuals reading this, December means decorating with lights, baking cookies, and placing a star on top of a tree, though here at Explore & More we want to showcase how the holiday season is celebrated not only within our diverse WNY community but across the world.

The Education Team will be facilitating numerous activities and lessons dedicated to demonstrating how the holidays are celebrated around the world. Our team will introduce guests to traditional, Latin American Christmas celebrations, local Hanukkah festivities, to traditional Kwanzaa happenings. Showcasing such diversity in celebrations will inform our guest families that the holidays mean something different for everyone, even within our own community.

It is the hope of the Education Team that exposure to different holiday practices and activities, will lead people toward better understanding a multitude of cultures across the globe, but also to better understand our neighbors and friends in our very own community. As across all cultures, the holiday season remains a time for joy, love, and togetherness!

Happy Holidays from your friends in the Explore & More Education Team!