12 December 12.30pm
13 December 1.00pm
Duration: 1-hour workshops
Christmas is perhaps the most widely recognised celebration in the world. A time when family and friends come together to feast and rejoice in the good in their lives, it is truly an international festival – but did you know it’s celebrated differently by many different cultures and beliefs?
This Christmas, join EPIC as we jump aboard Santa’s sleigh and travel around the world to discover how Christmas is celebrated near, far and wide. Discover Christmas delicacies such African caterpillars and Egyptian Kahk biscuits; meet Santa’s helpers – from Italy’s Befana the witch to the Swedish Yule Goat – and create your very own alternative Christmas decorations such as Ukrainian spider webs.
In a year that travel is unlikely, this fun craft workshop provides the whole family with an opportunity to experience a truly global Christmas. From its origins to the worldwide festival it has become, pick up a few new traditions along the way. To take part all you need are some colouring pencils, markers or crayons; 5x sheets of A4 paper or card; some string/ wool (any colour); 5x lollipop sticks or similar; a pair of scissors; and some sticky tape or strong glue.
Be sure to join in the festive spirit from the comfort of your home and wear your sparkliest costume!
T&Cs: Materials not included. Children must be supervised by an adult during the course of the workshop. Delivered through Zoom, this is a virtual workshop, please do not travel to EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum for this workshop.