World Holidays: A Guide for Children, 1st Edition

  • Heather Moehn
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  • ISBN-10: 1404210741
  • ISBN-13: 9781404210745
  • DDC: 394.26
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - 12th Grade +
  • 123 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2007 | Published/Released June 2007
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2007

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About

Overview

Everyone has a favorite holiday. For some people, the most important holidays of the year express who they are and what they believe. For other people, the best holidays are filled with the simple pleasures of good fun. Many holidays are a little of both-serious and fun-a time to honor cultural traditions, enjoy good food, and spend quality time with family members.

World Holidays: A Rosen Guide for Children presents more than 100 holidays celebrated around the world and throughout the year. They were chosen to show the great diversity of the world's religions, cultural, and national celebrations.

Browsing through World Holidays you will find many common themes. Cross-references will direct you from one holiday to another, similar celebration. If you are looking for holidays celebrated at a certain time of year, you'll find that information in the calendars included at the end of this book. If you're writing a report, planning activities bases on cultures and countries, or just trying to find out what makes people tick, you should find what you are looking for in World Holidays.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
To the Reader.
Contents.
1: Adults' Day.
2: Advent.
3: All Saints' Day.
4: All Souls' Day.
5: ANZAC Day.
6: April Fools' Day.
7: Arbor Day.
8: Ash Wednesday.
9: Ashura.
10: Assumption Day.
11: Ati-Atihan Festival.
12: Australia Day.
13: Baby's First Haircut.
14: Bastille Day.
15: Berchtold's Day.
16: Boxing Day.
17: Canada Day.
18: Central African Republic Independence Day.
19: Children's Day.
20: Chinese New Year.
21: Christmas.
22: Cinco de Mayo.
23: Citizenship Day.
24: Columbus Day.
25: Confucius's Birthday.
26: Corpus Christi, Feast of.
27: Day of the Dead.
28: Diwali (Festival of Lights).
29: Doll Festival.
30: Dragon Boat Festival.
31: Dussehra.
32: Earth Day.
33: Easter.
34: Eid Al-Adha.
35: Eid Al-Fitr.
36: Emancipation Day.
37: Epiphany.
38: Father's Day.
39: Flag Day.
40: Full Moon Day.
41: Ganesha Carturthi.
42: Good Friday.
43: Guy Fawkes Day.
44: Halloween.
45: Hanukkah.
46: Holocaust Remembrance Day.
47: Hostos Day.
48: Independence Day (Fourth of July).
49: Iranian New Year (Nawruz).
50: Jamhuri Day.
51: Joan of Arc, Feast of.
52: King Kamehameha I Day.
53: Korean New Year.
54: Krishna's Birthday.
55: Kwanzaa.
56: Labor Day.
57: Las Posadas.
58: Leap Year Day.
59: Lent.
60: Mardi Gras.
61: Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
62: May Day.
63: Memorial Day.
64: Mexican Independence Day.
65: Mormon Pioneer Day.
66: Mother's Day.
67: Muhammad's Birthday.
68: Native American Indian Powwow.
69: New Year's Day.
70: Obon.
71: Orange Day.
72: Our Lady of Fatima Day.
73: Palm Sunday.
74: Pan-American Day.
75: Passover.
76: Pearl Harbor Day.
77: Pentecost.
78: Philippine Independence Day.
79: Polish Constitution Day.
80: Presidents' Day.
81: Pulaski Day.
82: Purim.
83: Raksha Bandhama.
84: Ramadan.
85: Republic Day.
86: Robert E. Lee Day.
87: Rosh Hashanah.
88: Sadie Hawkins Day.
89: San Gennaro, Feast of.
90: Sechseläuten.
91: St. John the Baptist Day.
92: St. Joseph's Day.
93: St. Lucia's Day.
94: St. Patrick's Day.
95: Sukkot.
96: Summer Solstice.
97: Take Our Daughters to Work® Day.
98: Texas Independence Day.
99: Thanksgiving.
100: Tol.
101: Tu Bi-Shevat.
102: Vaisakhi.
103: Valentine's Day.
104: Vernal Equinox.
105: Vesak.
106: Veterans' Day.
107: Victoria Day.
108: Vietnamese New Year (Tet Nguyen Dan).
109: Waitangi Day.
110: Walpurgisnacht (Walpurgis Night).
111: World AIDS Day.
112: Yom Kippur.
Calendars from Around the World.
Holiday Calendar.
Glossary.
Bibliography.
Index.
Picture Credits.