Winter is a magical time of renewal and celebration all around the world! Join Miss Amanda Thursday, December 17th at 2pm for a virtual program that highlights Winter traditions around the world. Learn about these traditions and share some of your own! This program is targeted towards those learning at home between the ages of 4 to 18. Please register here to receive an email with the link to the zoom session:
Some of the Winter traditions we will be learning about are:
Hanukkah – This Jewish holiday is observed for eight nights every year. Since Jewish traditions follow the lunar calendar, dates vary year to year. This holiday is celebrated by lighting candles on a menorah, eating latkes (potato pancakes) and playing with dreidels.
Makar Sankranti – This Hindu holiday celebrates the deity Surya and is celebrated all across India and the world. This holiday also follows the lunar calendar and is typically celebrated in January. It is celebrated in many ways but often includes flying kites, sharing sweets, and community celebrating together.
Omisoka – This holiday originates in Japan and is the traditional celebration of the end of the year. This holiday is often celebrated by completing tasks that help people prepare for a fresh start in the new year.
Kwanzaa – This holiday was created by Dr. Maulana Karenga in the late 1960s. It is based on several Pan African harvest festivals and is celebrated by African Americans across the United States. Families celebrate by observing seven founding principles that reflect on the improvement of self and community.
Learn more about these Winter traditions by attending our homeschool program Thursday Dec 17th at 2pm!
Can’t wait to see you there!
Miss Amanda – Main Library