University of Pittsburgh
November 11, 1998


Contact:  412-624-4147

PITTSBURGH, Nov. 12 -- It's time to pull out the boxes once again as nearly 100 people representing various ethnic backgrounds tackle the annual task of decorating the University of Pittsburgh's 24 Nationality Rooms for the holiday on Saturday, Nov. 21 beginning at 1:30 p.m.

Each year the rooms are decorated in traditional holiday fashion and tour guides adapt their daily presentations to include explanation of the many holiday traditions celebrated throughout the world.

After the annual decoration day, tours of the transformed rooms will run from Nov. 22 to Dec. 30 with the "Holiday Open House" scheduled for Sunday, Dec. 6 from noon to 4 p.m.

On Nov. 22 through Dec. 23 the rooms will be open from 9:30 a.m. to

3 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday. From

Dec. 26 through 30 the rooms will be open from 11 am. to 3 p.m. The rooms are closed on Dec. 24, 25, 31, and Jan. 1.

Admission is $2 for adults, $1.50 for senior citizens, and 50 cents for children ages eight to 18. For more information call 412-624-6000.