Wellesley Celebrates Flower Sunday

people picking up colorful flowers
Author  Shannon O’Brien
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On September 19, students gathered in the Hay Outdoor Theater for Flower Sunday—the oldest tradition at Wellesley. Hosted by the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life, the first-year “littles” are paired with “bigs” from the older classes, who bring them bouquets of flowers or small gifts. Then they attend Flower Sunday festivities together, which include performances by the Wellesley choir, speakers, and a blessing. The event is followed by brunch, where bigs and littles have the opportunity to get to know each other more