Celebrations

We looked at different celebrations that are celebrated by various cultures the other week & I have been meaning to document some of our resources to refer back to, so voila another blog post.

Some of our favourite clips were from BTN (Behind the News), which is an Australian kids educational program that I remember watching when I was in school a few decades ago. I remember how fun it was to tune into their latest episode, so I am hoping to include more of their programming into our homeschooling schedule.

Getting back to the task at hand, we looked at 4 different cultural celebrations, here are some of the video’s they particularly enjoyed;
Eid al-Fitr – What is Eid al-Fitr?
They loved the idea of the mountains of sweets that come with celebrating Eid, as every kid likely does.

Hanukkah – What is Hanukkah?
Hanukkah, they had a vague interest in, given connections with others that are Jewish.

Lunar New Year – Chinese New Year History?
We researched the birth signs for each of us & the meaning behind them in relation to lunar new year.

Powwow’s – What’s a powwow?
This video they loved & one day I hope that I can take them to one, they’re of a good age to remember too

I am hopeful that we can travel or just generally go out again, they will have more opportunities to experience & appreciate more of the celebrations that exist in the world. I think it’s important to accept others & their differences. It makes the world a much happier place.

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