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Unwrapping Christmas Traditions in US and Around the World – Dornsife Dialogues

Unwrapping Christmas Traditions in US and Around the World – Dornsife Dialogues

Unwrapping Christmas Traditions in US and Around the World – Dornsife Dialogues

Christmas is so popular that it’s celebrated by 85% of Americans and approximately 2 billion Christians and non-Christians in 160 countries. But what is the origin of this holiday and how is it uniquely celebrated by different cultures in the U.S. and around the world?

Also, who was the real St. Nick and why is he associated with Christmas?

Watch this engaging discussion with:

  • Rev. Dorian Llywelyn, president of the USC Dornsife Institute for Advanced Catholic Studies
  • Rev. Najuma Smith Pollard, assistant director of community and public engagement at the USC Dornsife Center for Religion and Civic Culture
  • Carlos Garcia Alayon, PhD theology student, University of Notre Dame

Rev. Najuma Smith-Pollard is Assistant Director of Community and Public Engagement with the USC Center for Religion and Civic Culture.