Light the Night Celebration Highlights Multicultural Holidays
Nov. 23, 2021
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. — Celebrating holidays from around the world, Illinois Wesleyan
University’s “Light the Night: A Multicultural Celebration of the Season of Light”
will be held Thursday, Dec 2., 2021, from 6-8 p.m. at Evelyn Chapel (1301 N. Park
“Light the Night” is an annual event on the IWU campus that celebrates the shared
symbol of light across cultures and worldviews. The event includes participation from
a variety of spiritual, cultural and musical student organizations.
Organizations involved in this year’s ceremony are: Silence Interrupted; Pagan Student
Association; Touch of Class; South Asian Student Association; Black Student Union;
and Titan Catholic. The Jewish and Muslim student associations will also be represented.
“Light is central to so many faith traditions, and especially for those that celebrate
holidays in this winter season in the Northern Hemisphere,” said University Chaplain
Walter Wiltschek. “I look forward to an evening in which we can celebrate all the
light among us, even in challenging times.”
The annual event is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by the Office of Multifaith Engagement.
By Kailee Galloway ’23