Holidays & Celebrations

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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."

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Calendar and Holidays
Religious and secular holidays celebrated around the world. There is also a Holidays in America section. Provided by Infoplease.
Chase's Calendar
Daily Twitter feed highlighting "special events, holidays, anniversaries, landmarks, phenomena, and birthdays around the world."
Day of the Dead Traditions
Earth Calendar
Search for holidays by date, country, religion as well as the lunar phases for the current and next year.
Fact Monster Holidays
Holiday Central: Celebrate Family, Friends & Food
Topics include: Baking; Quick & Easy; Parties; How-Tos; Gift Guide; Videos; Blog; and On TV. From the Food Network.
Holidays & Events
Food, meals, appetizers, cakes and pies, desserts, recipes, and other cooking and dining ideas for various celebrations. Provided by Epicurious.
Holidays & Traditions
"Explore how the arts connect with our traditions and celebrations." Includes Halloween; Valentine's Day; Cracking Open the Nutcracker; Beyond Food & Fiestas and lesson plans for several other holidays. From the Kennedy Center.
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 in the White House: First Family Traditions
How Lunar 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.
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. Urban Legends about Holidays
Exploring rumors, misconceptions, and other aspects of various holidays throughout the year.
20 Holiday Traditions Around the World
"From major holidays to local celebrations, here are 20 holiday traditions worth experiencing." From the

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