Goals• It is important to learn about all the different holidays celebrated around the world.• We can appreciate different cultures around the world.• If you learn now, when you travel, you can enjoy these holidays!
ChristmasWhat is Christmas? The celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ.• Who celebrates Christmas? Christians• When is Christmas? December 25th• What is so special about Christmas? Giving and receiving, being with family and friends.
Hanukkah• What is Hanukkah? It is an eight day festival of lights celebrating the return of the temple in Jerusalem.• Who celebrates Hanukkah? People of Jewish decent.• When is Hanukkah? In December, usually close to Christmas.• What is so special about Hanukkah? People receive presents for eight days.
Kwanzaa• What is Kwanzaa? A celebration of the goodness of life.• Who celebrates Kwanzaa? African-Americans• When is Kwanzaa? December 26th – January 1st• Why is Kwanzaa so special? Each day of celebration represents a different principle of Kwanzaa. It is a way of life, not just a celebration.