Holidays Around the World – Winter Edition

Holidays Around the World – Winter Edition

Holidays Around the World – Winter Edition

Join us as we travel the world during the holiday season! First stop: Europe. See how different European countries, such as Italy, Germany, and the United Kingdom celebrate Christmas. From decorations to foods to folkloric characters, there’s a vast array of Christmas traditions across this continent. We will also learn about the pagan holiday, Yule. Yule was a holiday celebrated mostly in northern Europe which had many of its traditions absorbed into Christmas celebrations. Then we head over to the middle east to learn about two different holidays: Hannukah and Ramadan. We learn about the origins of both holidays and head to Israel and Egypt to learn how these respective holidays are celebrated. We then shoot over to India for Diwali! The “Celebration of Lights” is sure to dazzle you with its beautiful colors and traditions, and we will find out the origins of this holiday. We end our journey seeing how New Years is celebrated in different countries across the world. We can’t wait for you to join us!

Holidays discussed:

  • Diwali
  • Yule
  • Christmas
  • Ramadan
  • Hannukah
  • New Year’s Eve celebrations

Countries visited/referenced:

  • India
  • England
  • Germany
  • Italy
  • Egypt
  • Syria
  • Indonesia
  • Senegal
  • Israel
  • Japan
  • The Philippines
  • Ecuador
  • South Africa
  • United Arab Emirates