Time to Celebrate
Winter is a time for bundling up. It is also a time for celebrating. There are many winter holidays. Each has its customs and traditions. Do you celebrate any of these holidays?
HanukkahDRAZEN ZIGIC—GETTY IMAGES
Hanukkah is known as the Festival of Lights. It lasts for eight days. Each night, another candle is lit.
ChristmasJEREMY WALKER—GETTY IMAGES
Trees are decorated for Christmas. The tradition is 500 years old. Family and friends give gifts to one another.
There are seven days of Kwanzaa. It honors Black traditions. It celebrates family. People light colorful candles.
Three Kings DayNATALIA RUEDISUELI—GETTY IMAGES
This holiday is celebrated mostly in Europe and Latin America. Bakers hide toys and coins in holiday cakes.
Did You Know?ANDY ROLAND—GETTY IMAGES
The winter solstice is the shortest day of the year. It means winter has begun. Some people observe the solstice at Stonehenge, an ancient monument in England.