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Holidays Symbols and Customs
Database. Available to members of Thrall. "People everywhere gather to celebrate different types of holidays and festivals, which reflect the history and identity of people of all cultures. This edition of Holiday Symbols and Customs provides an introduction to the many ways in which people celebrate and find meaning in these traditions."

Other Resources
American Holiday Traditions
Internet and print resources for Christmas; Thanksgiving; Easter; and Halloween. From ipl2.com.
Calendar and Holidays
Religious and secular holidays celebrated around the world. There is also a Holidays in America section. Provided by Infoplease.
Celebrate Winter Holidays
Three holidays of Christmas , Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa around the world. Includes scrapbooks, projects, clipart and more. Also brief descriptions of Religious Commemorations; National Holidays; New Year Celebrations and Harvest Festivals around the world. From Scholastic.com.
Earth Calendar
Search for holidays by date, country, religion as well as the lunar phases for the current and next year.
Holidays Around the World: A Festival of Lessons
Information and activities for teachers and students. See also Education World's Holidays and Special Days Center
Holidays: A Sampler from Around the World
A list of major holidays celebrated worldwide. Provided by Scholastic.
Holidays and Celebrations
Food, meals, appetizers, cakes and pies, desserts, recipes, and other cooking and dining ideas for various celebrations. Provided by Epicurious.
Holidays and Observances
A website directory of holidays and related activities. Provided by Yahoo.com.
Holidays and Parties
Food, meals, appetizers, cakes and pies, desserts, recipes, and other cooking and dining ideas for various celebrations. Provided by The Food Network.
Holidays in the White House: First Family Traditions
Holiday Traditions
Christmas traditions in countries including Armenia and Austria to Wales. Also includes Chinese New Year, Diwali, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and Ramadan. From the Museum of Science and Industry.
How Chinese New Year Works
From How Stuff Works.
HowStuffWorks: Culture and Traditions Channel
Select Holidays from the menu. Topics include Valentine's Day, Mistletoe, April Fools Day, Mardi Gras, Easter, Halloween, St. Patrick's Day, Christmas Lights, Christmas Trees, and Christmas. From How Stuff Works.
Multicultural Holiday Celebrations: A World to Celebrate
Includes information on: 'Eid-ul-Fitr, Santa Lucia Day, Hanukkah, Winter Solstice, Christmas, Kwanzaa, and Three Kings Day. From Scholastic.
Pumpkins and More
Everything you need to know about pumpkins. Includes cultivation, a directory of Halloween websites, Jack-o-lantern stencils, recipes, history, lesson plans, and nutritional facts.
Snopes.com: Urban Legends about Holidays
Exploring rumors, misconceptions, and other aspects of various holidays throughout the year.

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