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College celebrates World Labyrinth Day on May 7

Penn State Berks will celebrate World Labyrinth Day on Sunday, May 7, at 1:00 p.m. at the Labyrinth Garden on campus.

The Labyrinth Society has invited the world to “Walk as One at 1” in an attempt to create a wave of peaceful energy moving around the planet, and Penn State Berks has accepted. The third annual World Labyrinth Day is designated to bring people from all over the planet together in celebration of the labyrinth as a symbol, a passion, a practice, and a tool for healing and peace. In the past, a variety of events have been held at over 100 locations worldwide. Countries joining in the celebration include the United States, Canada, England, the Bahamas, France, Spain, New Zealand, China, South Africa, and Australia, just to name a few.

The event will begin with a program, which will prepare participants for the walk by explaining its intended purpose, the symbolism of the labyrinth, and walking etiquette for groups. Participants will also share uplifting spiritual readings to set the tone.  

While the origin of the labyrinth is unknown, labyrinths have been found all over the world dating from earliest antiquity. Once popular in the Middle Ages, labyrinths have been experiencing resurgence in popularity.

For more information, contact Connie Dunston, Labyrinth Coordinator, at 610-396-6011 or via e-mail at CAD2@psu.edu.  
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