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Newsletter November – December 2017: Winter Holiday Traditions

Winter Holiday Traditions

Winter holiday time is when many Americans end the year gathering with relatives, enjoying great food and giving gifts. It’s also a great time to teach kids about the importance of having an open mind about different cultures and traditions – lessons that go hand-in-hand with teaching children the importance of gratefulness.

Here is a list of some of the winter holidays information and activities for children.

Hanukkah – December 12-20
Hanukkah is an eight-day commemoration in Judaism marking the rededication of the Temple by the Maccabees after their victory over the Syrians.
About Hanukkah
Fun activities on Hanukkah

Las Posadas – December 15-24
Las Posadas is a nine-day celebration that is now primarily celebrated in Mexico, Guatemala, and parts of the Southwestern United States.
About Las Posadas
Las Posadas craft

Christmas
Christmas marks the birth of Jesus Christ for Christians.
How Christmas is celebrated around the world
Christmas crafts for kids

Kwanzaa
Kwanzaa is a seven-day celebration of African heritage and culture.
The origins of Kwanzaa Kwanzaa activities

Source: https://www.mnn.com/family/family-activities/blogs/multicultural-winter-holiday-celebrations

 

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