Throughout the year, Trinity hosts special celebrations for different cultures. These events can range from guest speakers in Chapel to community-wide events for students, faculty and families. No matter the scope, our cultural celebrations are designed to educate, inspire and unite.
Diwali is one of the biggest and most important holidays in India. It marks the Hindu new year and celebrates the triumph of good over evil. It's a festival of happiness, light and new beginnings. Each year during our Season of Light, we celebrate the commonalities and differences of three faith traditions — Hinduism, Judaism and Christianity — which all share the powerful symbol of light.
Día de Los Muertos
Despite its seemingly morbid moniker, “The Day of the Dead” is a joyful celebration where people honor and remember friends and family who have died. Día de los Muertos combines the ancient Aztec tradition of celebrating ancestors with All Saints Day, a holiday that Christian Spanish invaders brought to Mexico in the 1500s.
The Festival of Lights is part of our Season of Light, along with Diwali and Advent. Hanukkah means “dedication” in Hebrew, and it celebrates our dedication to God, as well as God's dedication to us. Festivities include the lighting of the menorah, traditional foods, games and gifts.