Upcoming Webinar Explores Religious Holidays in December

Join the UMaine Alumni Association on Wednesday, December 16 for a Zoom webinar “‘Most Wonderful Time of the Year’: Religious Holidays in December.” The webinar and Q&A, scheduled for 5-6:00 PM, will be presented by Derek A. Michaud ’99, lecturer in UMaine’s Department of Philosophy and the coordinator of its Religious Studies and Judaic Studies academic minors.

While Christmas gets a great deal of attention each December, the month is significant to many cultures and religious traditions. In fact, much of what is commonly associated with Christmas comes from interfaith borrowing of practices and customs that have occurred over the centuries.

These midwinter celebrations will provide an excellent window into many of the world’s dominant religious traditions. Along the way, we’ll see how Bodhi Day (Buddhism), Hanukkah (Judaism), Yule (Christian and Neopagan), and others help to make December “the most wonderful time of the year.”

Registration available here.