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Festival of Lights Celebration Shines at Four Corners

posted Dec 16, 2011, 1:20 PM by Salem Keizer   [ updated Aug 15, 2012, 11:28 AM ]

To explore diverse cultures and traditions during the winter holiday season, Four Corners Elementary staff hosted a Festival of Lights for kids and families.

Four Corners Festival of Lights

Students illuminated the dark hallways with tea light candles (battery operated to be safe!), as they strolled into classrooms decorated with colorful lights. Inside the classrooms, families enjoyed craft and literacy activities created to expose families to winter holidays from around the world.

Four Corners Festival of Lights

This year Christmas traditions in the Philippines, the USA, Mexico and Scandinavia were highlighted. Plus, there were presentations on traditions of Kwanzaa and Hanukah as well. All the holidays have the common thread of spreading light into the dark winter months.

Four Corners Festival of Lights

As the “icing on the cake” to this community event, attended by over 500 kids and their parents, families got to decorate (and eat!) cookies in the cafeteria.

Four Corners Festival of Lights

Four Corners Festival of Lights

Story and photos by Principal Decker.

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