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Copy of Christmas around the World

Christmas around the World
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Megan Gallimore

on 12 December 2013

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So next we have Hanukkah...
This prezi shows the different customs and traditions celebrated at Christmas from around the world. The traditions being celebrated today are...
Each family celebrates Kwanzaa in their own way, but celebrations often include songs and dances, African drums, storytelling, poetry reading, and a large traditional meal. On each of the seven nights, the family gathers and a child lights one of the candles on the Kinara (candleholder), then one of the seven principles is discussed.
One of the best parts of Christmas is waking up as a child and finding that Santa came to visit. The legend of Santa Claus can be traced back hundreds of years to a monk named St. Nicholas. It is believed that Nicholas was born sometime around 280 A.D. in Patara, near Myra in modern-day Turkey. Much admired for his piety and kindness, St. Nicholas became the subject of many legends.
Another celebration is..
Next...
So now we have Three Kings Day
Christmas Around the World!
What is Ramadan?

Eid-ul-Adha...
Kwanzaa is an African American and Pan-African holiday which celebrates family, community, and culture. It is celebrated from December 26 thru January 1. It is estimated that some 18 million African Americans take part in Kwanzaa.
The name Kwanzaa derives from the Swahili phrase matunda ya kwanza, meaning "first fruits of the harvest".

We have our traditional Christmas!
Christians celebrate Christmas Day as the anniversary of the birth of Jesus of Nazareth, a spiritual leader whose teachings form the basis of their religion. Popular customs include exchanging gifts, decorating Christmas trees, attending church, sharing meals with family and friends and, of course, waiting for Santa Claus to arrive. December 25–Christmas Day–has been a federal holiday in the United States since 1870.
Tamales and hot chocolate
Three Kings Cake
Children get gifts
Kwanzaa was established in 1966 by Dr. Maulana Karenga, professor of Africana Studies at California State University, Long Beach, in the midst of the Black Freedom Movement.
Thank you. Have a Merry Christmas!
January 6th, exactly 12 days after Christmas.
Celebrated in honor of the Three Kings that took gifts to Jesus when he was born
Gold, frankincense, and myrrh
Three Kings Day / Dia de Los Reyes
Alameda Park in Mexico City
Fair with rides, food, games and pictures with The Three Kings
Letters to Three Kings are sent off in helium balloons
January 6th
More than any other religious holiday, Christmas is associated with the name of Christ. The word Christmas is short for "Christ's mass," instituted by the Catholic Church and continued by many Protestant churches.
Three Kings Day in America
Not a national holiday
Disneyland Celebration
Ramadan takes place during the ninth month of the Islamic calendar. It is also called the Holy month because it is said to strengthen their moral character.
5 Pillars of Islam
Faith
Prayer
Zakat
Fasting
Hajj
Hanukkah is an eight day celebration that begins around November 27 and ending on December 5. It commemorates the re-dedication of the Second Temple in Jerusalem.

What is Eid?
What is Hanukkah?
Eid is a holiday given by the prophets that God sent, and also a day for Muslims to show their thankfulness.

They usually go to the mosque and pray in the morning and later, they go to their family and neighbors homes for fellowship.

Menorah
Dreidel
nun
gimmel
hey
shun
Foods
Ritual Objects
Potato latke
Sufganiyot
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