Do you celebrate a special holiday in December? You are not alone. There are many December holidays and traditions. It is a time for decorations, drumming, gifts, and treats. Take a look.
Some people celebrate Christmas.
People hang ornaments and lights on trees. The tradition of tree decorating is about 400 years old. This tree has a star on top.
Some people celebrate Kwanzaa.
This holiday honors African-American traditions and the family. People dance and play drums. Candles are lit.
Some people celebrate Hanukkah.
These kids are lighting a menorah. A new candle is lit each night for eight nights. At last, all the candles burn brightly.
We celebrate the New Year!
People around the world welcome the New Year with fireworks and parties. This celebration is in Brazil.
Did You Know?
In Greece, a New Year’s tradition is to bake a sweet bread with a surprise inside. A coin is hidden in the dough. It is said the person who gets the coin will have good luck.
What is your favorite holiday? Why?
Holidays in the News
Look at this newspaper page. Read about December holiday events in one town. Then answer the questions.
1. Which event is only for kids?
2. What time does the breakfast start?
3. Which event is on Saturday?
4. Where is the holiday concert?