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Kids Around the World Celebrate!: The Best Feasts and Festivals from Many Lands

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Kids Around the World Celebrate!: The Best Feasts and Festivals from Many Lands

Lynda Jones

ISBN: 978-0-471-34527-5 November 1999 Jossey-Bass 128 Pages

Description

Everyone loves a reason to have a good time, and although culturesaround the world have their own unique feasts and festivals, we allshare many of the same reasons to celebrate. Now you can learnabout the many ways people from around the globe celebrate theirspecial days, and join in the fun!

Celebrate Chinese New Year while making chiao-tzu dumplings, thenpop over to Saudi Arabia and taste delicious date-nut cookiescalled ma amoul while celebrating Eid ul-Fitr. Make an elaborateVenetian mask to wear at a masquerade ball in Venice duringcarnevale, then pound out a festive rhythm on the Igbo drum you vemade and celebrate the Iriji festival in Nigeria. Eat, drink, andmake merry with the many diverse and exciting crafts, recipes, andactivities in this book. No matter what language you say it in,celebrations are fun!
WELCOME THE NEW YEAR!

Chinese New Year: China.

Hogmanay: Scotland.

A?o Viejo: Ecuador.

New Year's Eve: The United States.

CELEBRATING BEFORE AND AFTER FASTS.

Carnaval: Brazil.

Eid ul-Fitr: Saudi Arabia.

Carnevale: Venice.

Mardi Gras: New Orleans, USA.

GIVING THANKS.

Pongal: India.

Iriji: Nigeria.

Crop Over: Barbados.

Thanksgiving: The United States.

RENEWING THE SPIRIT.

El Dia de los Reyes: Mexico.

Obon: Japan.

Hanukkah: Israel.

Kwanzaa: The United States.

Index.