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Winter Holidays

Additional Holidays

  • BBC Religion and Ethics

    The BBC's Religion and Ethics website provides information on many of the worlds major belief systems. Each includes an "At a Glance" section; history; belief overview; holy days; customs; subdivisions; rites & rituals; worship; texts; living; people; and ethics. An excellent resource for learning and teaching about world religions and belief structures as a whole

Thanksgiving

Chanukkah

  • The History Channel: Hanukkah

    An online interactive exhibit from the History Channel detailing the history and traditions of Hanukkah including textual background and video

  • Hanukkah

    From the BBC's Religion and Ethics section, this website provides an overview of the Hanukkah (Chanukkah) holiday

  • Chanukah

    A variety of resources discussing the history, story, and other facts about Chanukah

  • Chanukah Resources and Activities

    From the Jewish Agency for Israel, a collection of resources to learn about and celebrate Chanukah

  • Chanukkah

    From the Judaism 101 website, this page provides a basic overview of the Chanukkah celebration and history

  • From Haven to Home

    A Library of Congress exhibition documenting 350 years of Jewish life in America featuring more than two hundred sources detailing Jewish life and history in the United States

  • Jews in America

    A history of Jews in America from the 17th century to the present provided by the Center for Jewish History and providing a variety of resources including text, images, audio, and video

 

New Year

  • New Year

    Most cultures in the world have a New Year celebration marking the start of the new year based on that particular culture's calendar. This Wikipedia entry does a uniquely impressive job of detailing the incredibly diverse range of New Year's traditions and celebrations across the world

Christmas

  • The Story of Christmas

    From the BBC's Religion and Ethics section, this website provides an overview of the Christmas holiday

  • Franklin D. Roosevelt and Winston Churchill's Christmas Eve Greeting

    Delivered December 24, 1941 at 5:10 p.m., this is a transcript of President Roosevelt and Prime Minister Churchill's 1941 Christmas Eve address; from the National Archives

  • Christmas

    An online interactive exhibit from the History Channel detailing the history and traditions of the Christmas holiday

  • How Christmas Works

    From the Discovery Channel's How Stuff Works, a collection of articles and resources providing an introduction to the Christmas holiday as well as other background

  • Ten Ages of Christmas

    From the BBC's British History website, a history of the Christmas celebration through "ten ages," including Medieval, Elizabethan, Mid Victorian, World War Two, etc.

  • Christmas Around the World

    Visit over 30 different countries and see how they celebrate Christmas

Kwanzaa

  • Kwanzaa

    The official Kwanzaa website, from Dr. Maulana Karenga, the creator of Kwanzaa and Professor of Africana Studies, California State University--Long Beach and Chair of The Organization Us and The National Association of Kawaida Organizations (NAKO)

  • Kwanzaa

    An online interactive exhibit from the History Channel detailing the history of Kwanzaa and the 7 symbols

  • Everything About Kwanzaa

    An overview of the Kwanzaa holiday from the International Kwanzee Exchange (TIKE)

  • Kwanza Welcome Page

    A brief definition and other information about Kwanzaa

Winter Solstice

  • Winter Solstice Celebration

    An overview of the traditional Solstice celebration including science and folklore surrounding the winter solstice (December 21)

  • Celebrating Winter Solstice

    An overview of the history and customs surrounding the Winter Solstice

  • Winter Solstice

    A very basic overview of the history of the winter Solstice celebration; dating back to before the Roman Empire

 

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