The following celebrations and holidays are featured in this new shine-a-light book title.
Lunar New Year (Asian)
"This spring festival marks the end of winter and the start of a new year in many Asian communities. It happens in January or February."
"February 14 is a day for people to show their love. People send cards to each other and sometimes give gifts, too."
"This colorful Hindu festival celebrates love and the beginning of spring. It usually takes place in March."
St. Patrick's Day
"March 17 celebrates the life of Saint Patrick of Ireland. People wear green and watch parades of bands and Irish dancers."
"This Jewish holiday lasts for seven to eight days, starting on the 15th day of the Hebrew month of Nisan. Families tell stories, sing, and eat together."
Cherry Blossom Festival (Japanese)
"This ancient tradition encourages people to appreciate nature. Families and friends in Japan visit parks and gardens to walk and picnic by the flowering cherry trees."
"This is an important Christian holiday that takes place in spring. Eggs at Easter are a symbol of life and new beginnings."
"An important Muslim festival, Eid is the end of Ramadan - a month when adults fast during the day. It happens on the first day of the Islamic month of Shawwal."
The Fourth of July (United States)
"Independence Day is celebrated in the US every July 4. People wear the colors of the American flag - red, white, and blue."
La Tomatina Festival (Spain)
"This takes place every year in the town of Bunol, Spain, on the last Wednesday of August. When it's done, the tomato mush is cleared from the streets by hoses."
"Halloween originally began as a religious celebration in Ireland and Scotland. Now, it is celebrated across the world."
Day of the Dead (Mexican)
"This Mexican festival happens from October 31 to November 2. There are parades, and people remember their loved ones by decorating ofrendas with flowers - especially marigolds - and lighting candles."
"The Jewish festival of lights starts on the 25th day of the Hebrew month Kislev, and lasts for eight days. A candle on the menorah is lit for every night of Hanukkah."
"This Christian festival celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ. It always takes place on December 25."
Kwanzaa (African American)
"From December 26 to January 1, this US Festival celebrates traditional African food, music, and storytelling. Gifts are given on the last day."
New Year's Eve
"At midnight on January 1, there's a cheering crowd and fireworks. A whole year of celebrations is about to start again. Happy New Year!"
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100 Family Fun Children's Activities to Fight Boredom This Holiday Season
50 Indoor Winter Activities for Kids
It's beginning to get cold outside, but don't let being stuck inside get you down. Follow this list of indoor winter activities to keep everyone in the family happy. This list has something for everyone to enjoy.
Play with Legos
Play with Play-Doh
Watch holiday movies - we love Elf, Home Alone 1 & 2, A Christmas Story, Rudolph, and Christmas with the Kranks
Play hide and seek
Read a good book - our favorites are Usborne books, Curious George, The Berenstain Bears, and The Magic School Bus
No matter what your family celebrates at this time of year, we hope that you have a great holiday season and get to spend plenty of time with your loved ones. If you like learning about all the different holiday festivities around the globe, be sure to checkout this new flashlight book. With it, you can teach your kids all about the multicultural holidays and celebrations from around the world.
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-Brittany the Book Lady
Brittany the Book Lady
Growing up I was first introduced to Usborne Books and More at a young age when my mom had purchased books for our family. Since then, I've fallen in love with the books and the company's mission to promote literacy throughout the country.