Known for its diversity, Sri Lanka is a country with many unique cultural traditions. This intriguing book guides readers through a year of holidays and traditions in the country, from Buddhist celebrations such as Poya Days, to the family traditions of specific ethnic groups. Other celebrations also include Hindu, Muslim, and Catholic holidays, and festivals celebrating food and farming.
Explores national day (patriotism day) traditions from around the world, including independence days and patriotic holidays.
Explores global traditions surrounding the arrival of a new year, including food, parties, finding good luck, and making resolutions.
Explores global traditions surrounding birthdays, including cake, parties, and decorations.
Explores Christmas traditions from around the world, including foods, gift-giving, and religious celebrations.
Explores Easter traditions from around the world, including Easter eggs, the Easter bunny, food, and religious celebrations.
Explores global traditions surrounding the loss of first teeth, including the tooth fairy, the tooth mouse, and beliefs to make teeth strong.