Around The World Celebrations

AROUND THE WORLD HOLIDAY EXPRESS MULTICULTURAL SHOWCASE

Pleasant Hill Recreation & Park District is working to educate ourselves and others about the wonderful and diverse cultures in our community. Recognizing holiday celebrations is a fun first step in this learning process.  

No matter where you live, what you believe, or what traditions you follow, holidays are important. Whether you’re giving thanks during a religious celebration, celebrating a historically significant event, or starting a new year, every holiday has unique traditions and special meaning to those who celebrate it. We are thrilled to celebrate some of this wonderful diversity in our 70th anniversary year as a special District.  

As part of our developing multicultural effort, our 2021 Around The World Holiday Express event will feature an entire section dedicated to celebrating holidays around the world, not just in December but throughout the year. We hope you enjoy the displays and learn something new. 

Around The World 2021 Displays

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FEATURED DISPLAYS (3)
These three displays highlight cultural and/or religious holiday celebrations that occur in the month of December. 

Hanukkah 
Although the last candle of the menorah was lit on Monday (12/10), we wanted to highlight this popular Jewish holiday that is celebrated in December. Click here to learn more

Kwanzaa
An African-American holiday to celebrate family, community, and culture based on seven symbolic principles (the Nguzo Saba). Click here to learn more

Click here for more ideas to celebrate Kwanzaa

Thank you to MDUSD Parents for Multicultural Education for teaching us! Follow them on Facebook or Instagram @multiculturalparents

Filipino Christmas
In the Philippines, the Christmas season is 4-month long celebration with festivities kicking off on September 1. For Filipinos, the parol is the symbol of the star that led the Three Kings to the town of Bethlehem on the night Jesus Christ was born and is a staple in most households. Click here to learn more 
Thank you PHRec & Park staff member, Audrey for sharing your cultural traditions


CULTURAL TAPESTRY WALL
This wall is a symbolic showcase that shines a light on the rich beauty of different cultures in our community and from around the world. 

VIDEO DISPLAY
The Around the World video highlights some major holiday celebrations around the world that happen throughout the (Gregorian calendar) year. There is no one holiday season. 


Click here to view video


FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS
Many holidays around the world incorporate light as part of their holiday celebrations. This light display represents this symbolic connection around the world to promote unity, peace, and hope for a brighter future.  


HAPPY HOLIDAYS!
Wishing you and your family a peaceful holiday season, wherever, whenever, and whatever holiday you celebrate!

CONNECT WITH US

What holiday do you celebrate? 
We want to learn more!

Please contact us at cservice@pleasanthillrec (Subject line: Holiday Traditions) and let’s chat!

RESOURCES

Calendar of Holidays Around The World (ADL)

Mount Diablo Unified School District Parents For Multicultural Education (Facebook)
Follow on Instagram

Contra Costa County Library

Scholastic Teaching Resources

Got some additional resources for us? Please let us know!