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Merion celebrates diversity at Cultural Heritage Night
Merion celebrates diversity at Cultural Heritage Night

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 sponsored by the Merion Home & School Association (HSA) and Friend's Central School Summer Programs, 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.

Each child in attendance received a "passport" that was stamped as they visited the different countries and cultures from around the world at each display. There was also a costume parade as students donned culture-specific dress representing their families' background. To view a slideshow of pictures from throughout the evening, click on the image below.


Are you interested in helping to plan Cultural Heritage Night next year? Email Merionculturalheritagenight@gmail.com!