In this joyous and caring Advent season, Trinity College organised the annual “Christmas Fiesta” on the 13th of December to bring in the festivities to the Trinity fraternity. The Culinary club, along with the Student Christian Movement, Social Service Union, Library Council, Media Unit, Design Club and Tourism Club, contributed to the event, where the entire profits were donated to buy stationary for the children of the College Support Staff.
The event commenced with the Principal, Revd Fr. Araliya Jayasundara’s official opening in the presence of the College Chaplain, Revd Fr. Shelton Samadanam.
The Culinary Club occupied the Main hall lobby, filled with delicious and well-loved Christmas goodies, ranging from sweet to savoury Christmas treats and instant hot chocolate. The stalls featured Christmas cakes, Gingerbread cookies, chocolate trifles, pastries, and many more treats prepared by club members, and many participated in the fun games at the culinary club stall.
The Student Christian Movement ran an ice cream stall that was loved by all, bringing in the frostiness associated with Christmas. At the same time, the Social Service Union carried out many games and sold food in the Main hall driveway and the Design Club sold handmade Christmas cards.
The Trinity College Library Council held a raffle draw, which gained popularity in the fiesta. The winners, selected from students and staff, got a chance to dine with the College Executive council at the Christmas table at the College Library. From delicious Chocolate cake, Christmas cookies, cheese and fruit platters to chocolate-dipped marshmallows, the Christmas table displayed the true festivity of the season.
The College Media Unit made the Christmas Fiesta memorable through its photo booth. The students and teachers rushed in to get a printed photograph with their loved ones, and it undoubtedly would’ve been memorabilia to mark the end of a great and fun year.
The Tourism and Hospitality Club added a rich Christmas flavour to the car park by putting up a Tea centre, intending to promote Ceylon tea. The visitors could sip a nice cup of Ceylon tea with freshly baked brownies and to purchase a variety of Ceylon Tea leaves from different parts of the country.
The Christmas Fiesta also featured a stall of the Trinity College Farm, with freshly picked vegetables and fruits.
The Annual Christmas Fiesta 2022 brought the school together this festive season to celebrate the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ. Most importantly, it encouraged and made everyone contribute to charity, which Jesus Christ showed eloquently in his life and teachings. The event diverted from the ostentatious world, with its prime aim of Charity, the highest form of love in our Christian beliefs and a segment of the Christ-like character that Trinity College has always given precedence.
Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God.
Review by Samiru Herath (Web Content Writer)
Event Photographed by the Trinity College Media Unit.