AUM’s “Thanksgiving Around the World”

Thanksgiving Around the World is an event that brings a variety of cultures together to learn about one another and share in native dishes from around the world. All AUM students and faculty are invited and encouraged to bring friends.

This event brought a room full of happiness, food and lots of fun. Several brave students came to represent their native countries and share their culture with their peers. One student and Professor spoke on the behalf of China. The student spoke about the Moon festival, which is when they keep the dead from chasing them. Professor Kelley spoke about Chinese New Year, Autumn Festival, and Chinese National Day. Another student from Haiti, shared how they celebrate the New Year. A student from India spoke about the Lordi Harvest Festival, which is held to thank God for his creation. Next, a student spoke about the Denmark holiday and explained that they burn their concerns that are written on a piece of paper. Last but certainly not least, a student from Africa spoke about three holidays that they celebrate, including: Heroes Day, Labor Day, and African Day.

Of all of the holidays that the students shared, none of them are just like American Thanksgiving, but they all had one thing in common: food. This event was a great way to learn about other cultures. Be sure to mark your calendars for this event in the fall of 2018.

By Elisa Miller