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Festivals Together
A Guide to Multi-cultural Celebration
By Fitzjohn, Weston and Large
223 pages

Resource guide for celebrations and observing special days, according to traditions based on many cultures. Faiths represented: Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Jewish, Muslim, and Sikh. Includes festival information, stories, songs, crafts, activities, and recipes for sharing throughout the seasons in Africa, the Caribbean, China, India, Ireland, Japan, New England, and more.

Original seasonal songs
: Anancy the Spiderman, Christmas Day & the Bells, Gateway of Spring, New Year, Snow Has Fallen, Spring Song, Sun Fire, Winter Solstice.

Traditional folk favorites: Sakura (Japan), Canoe Round, Christmas a Come, Dona Nobis Pacem, Song of the Harvest Hoe (China), Heneh Ma Tov, Iroquois Lullaby, Jane & Louisa, Prayer to the Prophet Muhammad, Song for Purim, Ramadan Is Come, Shalom Chaverim, Suzie in the Moonlight.   

Section 1-Crafts: Claywork (for lanterns & lamps); Papier Mache Models (for dolls & displays); Musical Instruments (drums, stringed instruments, clappers, jinglers, rattles, bells); Paper Kites.

Section 2-Spring
: Chinese Lantern Festival; Holi (Hindu); Eid-ul-fitr; Purim; St. David's Day; April Fool's Day; East; Baisakhi; Wesak; Flower Festivals.

Section 3-Summer
: Summer Sun; Midsummer; Midsummer Recipes; Moonlight Nights; Tanabata; Raksha Bandhan; Mawlid An-nabi; Janmashtami; More Summer Food.

Section 4-Autumn
: Spider Lore; Nancy Stories; Harvest; Kite Flying Festival; Thanksgiving; Succot; Stories for When the Evenings Grow Longer; Divali.   

Section 5-Winter: Filipino Fiesta; First Snowfall & Mother Holle; Winter Baking; Chanukah; Christingle; Christmas; Kwanzaa; Chinese New Year.


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I plan to use this in my position as an assistant teacher in a Montesorri classroom for children up to 7 years old.
Kathleen N on Nov 26, 2012

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