October 7, 2022
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Life & Culture

The Happiness Project: Which holiday makes you happy and why

“The Happiness Project” engages the Ithaca College community with questions about happiness.

This week’s question:

Which holiday makes you happy and why?


Erin Gunther, Class of 2017, Writing. LUKE HARBUR/THE ITHACAN

“So definitely, Christmas is my favorite holiday because … ” – Erin


Estela Santos-Pape, Administrative Assistant, Center for Counseling, Health and Wellness. LUKE HARBUR/THE ITHACAN

“Well, the holiday that makes me the happiest is Carnaval, which … ” – Estela


Timm Smith, Class of 2018, Health Sciences. LUKE HARBUR/THE ITHACAN

“Personally, I would say Christmas makes me the most happy because … ” – Timm


John Confer, Retired Associate Professor and Coordinator, Department of Biology. LUKE HARBUR/THE ITHACAN

“I suppose Christmas. But … ” – John

  Audio contributed by Multimedia Editor Luke Harbur and staff member Alisha Tamarchenko

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