Festivals of Sharing

EdVenture will present a special educational event for children up to age 12 called Festivals of Sharing on December 7 – 9, 2012. Festivals of Sharing is a multicultural celebration of winter holidays from around the world geared to raise cultural awareness and global perspective. SC Humanities supported this project with a Major Grant in September 2012.

Festivals of Sharing will be Columbia’s only multicultural holiday event for children and will spotlight many cultural celebrations, including the Native American MidWinter Festival, Diwali, Eid, Hanukkah, Las Posadas, The Epiphany, Kwanzaa, Lunar New Year, and more. The event will highlight each holiday’s traditions, folklore, foodways, literature, and art.

The Festivals of Sharing event is free with museum admission. The programs will happen daily on December 7 – 9 from 1:00 -4:00 p.m. For a more detailed schedule of events, please contact the office at 803-771-2477. For more information about EdVenture, the South’s largest children’s museum, please visit their website:  http://www.edventure.org/.

The mission of SC Humanities is to enrich the cultural and intellectual lives of all South Carolinians. SC Humanities programs and initiatives are balanced, reflecting sensitivity to the diversity of ideas, encourage open dialogue, demonstrate integrity, and are ethical in operations.