HOUSTON (Nov. 20, 2015) — Holidays celebrated throughout the world will vibrantly burst under one roof when the Seasons of Sharing exhibit is unveiled now through Jan. 3, 2016 at the Children's Museum of Houston. There couldn’t be a more appropriate celebration in town! With more than 100-languages spoken throughout the Houston area, the Bayou City is a thriving home to a variety of cultures from around the globe.
Ramadan, Diwali, Hanukkah, Las Posadas, Christmas in Norway, Kwanzaa and the Lunar New Year will be represented in Houston’s only multicultural holiday exhibit for children. These seven celebrations will come together in Seasons of Sharing, where a block-long neighborhood of houses light the way through the holiday season. See dipa lamps, menorahs, luminarias, kinaras, Christmas lights and the crescent moon dazzle in the most diverse neighborhood in town! Each house will represent one of the holidays observed annually in households around the world. Step inside each home, get cozy and experience firsthand customs and traditions different from your own.
“The Seasons of Sharing exhibit allows our visitors to have the unique opportunity to learn about other cultures while celebrating their own,” said Bunmi Gaidi, arts educator at the Children’s Museum of Houston. “Through this exhibit, we can share the gifts that each culture contributes to our community. In doing so, it allows each of us to be a mirror into our community showing how we are really more alike than we are different,” said Gaidi.
In addition, Audrey Jones Beck’s cherished collection of 78-Santon Dolls will be on display as a special gift to Houston’s children by the late Texan art philanthropist. Her dream of sharing an important part of her own holiday celebration has become an annual addition to Seasons of Sharing. The clay figurines illustrate the colorful people, trades, activities and costumes of Marseilles, France signifying some of Southern France’s holiday traditions.