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December Holidays

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Gives a basic description of each of the major December holidays

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December Holidays

  1. 1. December Holidays <ul><li>There are three major holidays in December: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hanukkah </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Kwanzaa </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Christmas </li></ul></ul>
  2. 2. December Holidays <ul><li>Hanukkah lasts eight nights. </li></ul>
  3. 3. December Holidays <ul><li>The miracle of Hanukkah is that the Jews had only enough oil for one night, but it burned for eight nights. </li></ul>
  4. 4. December Holidays <ul><li>The special candleholder used during Hanukkah is called the menorah. </li></ul>
  5. 5. December Holidays <ul><li>There are nine candles on the menorah. </li></ul>
  6. 6. December Holidays <ul><li>The “nickname” of the shammash is the helper candle. </li></ul>
  7. 7. December Holidays <ul><li>A dreidle is a toy that Jewish boys and girls spin at Hanukkah. </li></ul>
  8. 8. December Holidays <ul><li>In Italy, LaBefana gives presents to boys and girls at Christmas. </li></ul>
  9. 9. December Holidays <ul><li>In Mexico, pointsettias are a symbol of Christmas. </li></ul>
  10. 10. December Holidays <ul><li>In England, people make ornaments called cornucopias. </li></ul>
  11. 11. December Holidays <ul><li>Kwanzaa is a holiday celebrated by African Americans in December. </li></ul>
  12. 12. December Holidays <ul><li>The kinara is the name of the candleholder used at Kwanzaa. </li></ul>

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