Merion’s Cultural Heritage Night is one of the school’s largest and most diverse events of the year bringing together the community across generations and cultures for a fun-filled and educational evening. At this year’s event, students and their families represented more than 40 countries and traditions from around the world. There was an extensive variety of foods from five continents and the delicious cuisine was enjoyed throughout the school halls, lobby and in the gymnasium as people socialized and learned about the multitude of cultures on hand. The informative displays were colorful and eagerly explained by Merion students as they interacted with guests throughout the evening’s activities.
Later in the evening, everyone convened with excitement in the auditorium where attendees were delighted and entertained by students in the native dress of their countries of origin. A parade and on-stage presentations were emceed by Jim Cotter of PBS, a Merion parent. There was music and dancing along with recitations from students representing African-American history, poetry from Ireland, dances from China and much more.
To view a slideshow of images from throughout the event, click on the picture to the right.