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Celebrate Winter with Light!

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Friday, Dec. 15, 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm ET

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A clay oil lamp

Bring your natural curiosity and craftiness into FREE live learning sessions by Penn Museum educators!

For thousands of years, cultures around the world have used light as a symbol during their celebrations. Discover more about the ancient pagan Festival of Lights, and how parts of this tradition continue today to mark the Winter Solstice. Students will learn more about how civilizations across the ancient world brought light into their holidays, from Diwali to Christmas to Hannukah, using special vessels and tools to shine through the darkness. They will finish by creating a personalized design for their own ancient lamp.

Recommended Materials: Blank sheet of paper, a writing utensil, and coloring materials.

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