Italy has been the center of the Roman Catholic Church for hundreds of years. Many of the country's traditions and holidays today are based on religious holy days. This interesting book describes national holidays in Italy that mark such events as religious festivals, as well as important historic events such as the country's independence. Other traditional celebrations featured include food festivals and family occasions.
Ruled for many years by European countries, Argentina's traditions today are a blend of indigenous, Spanish, and Italian cultural traditions. This colorful book describes the holidays and festivals celebrated throughout the year in Argentina. In this largely Catholic country, many holidays are based on religious festivals. Others celebrate important historic events. Find out also how Argentines celebrate family occasions.
This fascinating book describes the holidays and traditions of South Korea. Many holidays are based on the seasons such as Lunar New Year and Chuseok, the Korean Thanksgiving. Others are religion-based such as Buddha's birthday. Find out also how South Koreans celebrate family occasions honoring ancestors, elders, and children.
This interesting book describes the holidays and traditions in the Netherlands that celebrate important dates in history, religion, royal ceremonies, and changes in the seasons. Young readers will discover the unique traditions of the Dutch people as they celebrate familiar holidays such as Christmas and Easter, and family occasions such as weddings and birthdays.
Everybody has a birthday, but not everyone celebrates it in the same way! In fact, there are many different birthday customs and traditions around the world. In this joyful book, readers will learn about Name Day celebrations in Greece, different coming-of-age traditions, and more.
This engaging book celebrates a year of holidays and traditions representing Kenya’s many cultural groups. Readers will learn about the strong tradition of song and dance in Kenya and also how family occasions are celebrated in this African country.
Young readers will learn about the many public holidays and cultural festivals celebrated in the Scandinavian country of Sweden. Fun facts highlight the unique festivals of the ancient Sami people, how the Swedish royal family is honored, what traditional foods are eaten, and how families celebrate special occasions.
Iran is a country of many ancient and modern cultural traditions. This fascinating book describes the ways in which Iranians celebrate holidays with religious festivals, foods, and customs. The majority or Iran’s people are Muslim and many of their holidays are rooted in the religion of Islam. Young readers will also discover how the people of Iran celebrate family occasions.
This interesting title describes the festivals and holidays celebrated in the island nation of Jamaica. Traditional foods, reggae music, and festivals such as Carnival reflect the colorful culture of Jamaica. Young readers will also discover that many other cultures have influenced Jamaican traditions.
From the Oktoberfest folk festival to Christmas markets, Germany has many unique traditions celebrated with traditional foods, rituals, and music. This exciting title follows a year of holidays and festivals that honor religious, historic, and family traditions celebrated by Germans.
Egypt's culture is a fascinating mixture of ancient traditions passed down by the native peoples, as well as the traditions and cultures of countries such as England and Greece, who ruled Egypt in different periods of history. This interesting book describes how ancient traditions, beliefs, and rituals combined with modern influences into the festivals celebrated today. Young readers will also learn how the Egyptian people celebrate family occasions.
Many holidays and festivals celebrated in the United States honor religious events and important dates or people in the country's history. This interesting book shows how Americans celebrate holidays and family occasions, as well as the traditions of the cultures from which their families first came.
Did you know that New Year celebrations can be traced back more than 4,000 years ago? Dynamic photographs and well-crafted text introduce readers to New Year celebrations including Songkran, Chinese New Year, Rosh Hashanah, and Diwali.
This engaging book uses a simple rhyming pattern to tell the story of Santa Claus on Christmas Eve. Wonderful photos and illustrations show Santa and his reindeer on their annual trip, as well as the joy on childrens faces on Christmas morning. An activity asks children to draw their own picture of Santa Claus.
Learn the history behind this national holiday, celebrating the birth of a nation by Canadians from coast to coast. See the many different ways in which this multi-cultural nation recognizes this occasion with fireworks, music, food, a day-off work, and other special events.
South Africa is known as the Rainbow Nation because the people who live there have come from many different backgrounds. This fascinating book describes the holidays and family celebrations inspired by the many cultures of South Africa's people.
Throughout history, the United Kingdom has been one of the most influential places in the world. Its culture and language have spread far and wide. This interesting book describes the holidays and traditions in the United Kingdom that celebrate important dates in history, religion, royal ceremonies, and changes in the seasons.
Millions of Jewish people all over the world celebrate this autumn festival five days after Yom Kippur. The holiday usually occurs in September or October. Jewish people take time to remember how the ancient Israelites lived. Vibrant images and clear text guide children and help them learn about building and decorating a sukkah, or shelter, the importance of the four species, and the special foods eaten during Sukkot.
Victoria Day is celebrated across Canada on the third Monday of May. It is a federal statutory holiday in honor of the birthday of England's Queen Victoria. It is informally considered the beginning of the summer season in Canada. Readers will learn about the importance of the first sovereign of confederated Canada, as well as Empire Day, celebrated in Britain.
Canada is a multicultural country. English and French are its two official languages, but Canadians come from many different cultures. This colorful book describes the different holidays and traditions in various parts of Canada and the ways in which Canadians celebrate family occasions.
The French calendar is filled with ftes, or festivals, which are celebrated with tasty food, colorful decorations, wonderful music, and exciting games. This informative book looks at France's major holidays and family celebrations.
This fascinating book describes the holidays and traditions of Israel. Most national holidays celebrate events in the Jewish religion. Young readers will also learn which holidays are observed by the country's many Muslims and how Israelis celebrate family occasions.
Each year on November 11th, millions of people in Canada and other countries in the Commonwealth take time to remember the men and women who served their countries during times of war. This book describes how people around the world hold similar services to make sure that the sacrifices they made for the world's security are remembered. Poppies, poems, and special prayers are featured as important symbols and traditions.
Dress like a king or queen, twirl your gragger, and make some noise - Purim is here! One of the happiest Jewish holidays on the calendar, this springtime holiday is celebrated with costume parties, parades, and special foods. Learn the story, customs, and good deeds that are celebrated on this religious holiday.
Mothers Day, Fathers Day, and Grandparents Day are special days in which we show our appreciation for the wonderful people in our families. This book shows how these and other days are celebrated here in North America and around the world. Young readers will learn about the history, traditions, and symbols of each special day, and enjoy the craft-making activities that are included.