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Festival of Lights

This year, the Festival of Lights will not be held due to COVID-19 and programming limitations. Please join us for the Festival of Thanks, a virtual experience to be held in coordiantion with the Interfaith Center and several student groups. 

The Festival of Thanks will take place on
Wednesday, November 18 from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm via Zoom.
Zoom Registration Link:

About the Festival of Lights
The Festival of Lights is a Stony Brook tradition that celebrates the rich traditions of people of different cultural backgrounds, faiths, and religious beliefs during the holiday season. This intercultural program reflects our diverse campus community and highlights the most widely observed holidays through performances in song, dance, music and video presentations; displays; holiday crafts-making; and traditional holiday foods. The program highlights various faiths and celebrations, including Christmas/Advent/Three Kings Day (Christian), Hanukkah (Jewish), Ramadan/ Eid-ul Fitr/ Eid-Adha (Muslim), Diwali (Hindu),  and Kwanzaa (African American).  Past Festival events were coordinated by the Office of Multicultural Affairs, Interfaith Center,  a host of student organizations.  

Join us!
The 2020 Festival of Thanks will be held on Wednesday, November 18th at 6:00pm as a virtual experience.   Open to members of the campus community. Pre-registration via Zoom is required at:

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