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  Holiday Traditions


Holiday Traditions is a page devoted to cultural traditions from around the world. 

Our students and teachers come from many countries, so remember to check Staff and Student Holiday Traditions page, too, for some of these stories.


Winter Holidays and Traditions

Remembrance Day  

Thanksgiving in Canada

Valentine's Day


Maple leaves are falling!Thanksgiving in Canada  Turkey takes 4-5 hours to cook!

Canadian Thanksgiving Celebrated Yahoo's Index of Thanksgiving Recipes  

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Wear a Poppy to RememberRemembrance Day 

Remembrance Day at
A very complete site, includes letters from Canadians reflecting on this important day.
Remembrance Day Links
Good place to start your search for Remembrance Day
Remembrance Day History
History includes information on many countries.
Remembrance Day Facts
Veteran's Affairs site. A concise list.
Remembrance Day .  .  .We Should Never Forget
An article on attending the Remembrance Day Ceremony. 

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Winter Holidays and Traditions
   from Around the World

Christmas in France and in Canada

Lovely site with many traditional images. High level vocabulary.
Learn more about the Jewish Holiday celebrated in December
Kwanzaa Information Center
The African American tradition celebrated beginning December 26.
Ramadan: The Fast of Ramadan
Ramadan is an important celebration for Muslim people. Find out more. Read an essay on Ramadan from one of our students.
The Night Before Christmas by Clement Moore.
The famous story/poem. Great read aloud. Accompanied by funny animations.
World View: Christmas around the World
Explore traditions for Christmas worldwide 

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Valentine's Day

Christine O'Keeffe's Valentine's Page
Recipes, customs, history. Lots to explore.
The History of Valentine's Day
From the History Channel

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