CRRL Kids: Christmas Around the World
Annotation:Explains the customs and traditions of Christmas, including those of pre-Christian origin, and discusses how the holiday is celebrated today around the world.
Annotation:"No matter where it's celebrated, Christmas is a joyful time of year. In this book in the Kids Can Do It series, kids can enjoy their very own 'international' Christmas with seventeen yuletide projects and some very special ideas for getting into the holiday spirit!"
Annotation:"This overview of Canadian Christmases includes information about the country's various ethnic groups and how they celebrate. A chapter is devoted to the customs of the French Canadians, but there is also discussion of British traditions, as well as those of the Germans, Mennonites, Ukrainians, and native peoples. Crafts, recipes, and songs complete the book."--Booklist
Annotation:From homes and clothes to school and family, life is different all around the world. Culture makes us who we are. Grass-roofed huts, blue jeans, and ceremonial clothing are all a part of culture. Each striking photograph is accompanied by a world map that shows where it was taken.
Annotation:"The book introduces the beloved figures of Grandfather Frost and the Snow Maiden, depicts how streets and homes are decorated, and describes the delectable foods families savor as part of the traditional Russian celebration of Christmas. From age-old ways of decorating the tree to shopping in open-air Christmas bazaars, special ballet and music performances, and unique customs specific to Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, Christmas in Russia captures the spirit of the holiday in this vast northern nation."
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If it's December, it's time for that familiar topic for reports: Christmas Customs Around the World. Fortunately, the library has a number of resources to help you.
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