Winter is approaching fast and all over the United states people are getting ready to celebrate the upcoming holiday season. Many Americans celebrate Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s. But, what do other cultures celebrate? Let’s explore the history of holidays around the world.
Learning Liftoff is an educational website for families and kids, and their site has an excellent article that highlights 9 Winter Holidays Around the World, including St. Lucia Day and Mardi Gras.
For a look at Las Posadas and Soyal (Soyaluna), check out this article from Shondaland about the Most Widely Celebrated Winter Holidays.
The winter holiday season spans several months from November into the new year. But, WorldStrides takes a look specifically at celebrations that take place during the month of December, including Boxing Day and Omisoka.
Pancha Ganapati is a Hindu festival that is celebrated during the same week as Christmas and is also referred to as “The Family Festival of Giving.”
The Chinese New Year is possibly the most important of the traditional Chinese holidays. It falls on different dates each year, sometime in January or February, depending on the lunar calendar.
And, United Planet dives into Eid-al-Adha and Diwali while also reminding us that there is a seemingly endless list of holidays that are celebrated around the world.
For more information on celebrations around the world, please visit our library catalog to find the titles listed below and more. Happy Holidays to you and may it be a joyous time for you and your family!