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Holidays Homework Help
 

Christmas  |  Cinco de Mayo  |  Dia del los Muertos  |  Dieciséis de Septiembre
Easter  |  General Holiday Sites  |  Hanukkah  |  Halloween  |  Juneteenth
Kwanzaa  |  Las Posadas  |  Ramadan  |  Thanksgiving  |  Veteran's Day

Christmas  
  Christmas World by Bill Egan
http://www.angelfire.com/comics/kristmaworld/
Mr. Egan's site provides details of how Christmas is celebrated in different countries. Just scroll down the list and click on the country of interest.
Cinco de Mayo  
  Mexican Holidays - Cinco de Mayo
http://www.mexonline.com/cinco.htm
Has the history of Cinco de Mayo and how it is celebrated today.
  The Holiday Zone - Cinco de Mayo
http://www.theholidayzone.com/cinco/
index.html
This site has Cinco de Mayo arts & crafts, games, recipes, and a page with links to other Cinco de Mayo sites.
Día de los Muertos  
  Mexican Tradition - Day of the Dead
http://www.mexconnect.com/mex_/
muertos.html
Discusses how Mexico celebrates this holiday.
  Mexico Online - Day of the Dead -
El Día de los Muertos
http://www.mexonline.com/daydead.htm
Mexico online gives the history of the holiday and how it is celebrated.
Dieciséis de Septiembre (September 16)   This holiday celebrates Mexico's independence from Spain.  It is the equivalent to the USA's Fourth of July.  This is the true Independence Day in Mexico.
  Hildago's call for Mexican
Independence
http://www.mexonline.com/grito.htm
This site covers the events that led to Mexico's Independence from Spain.
  16 de Septiembre
http://www.inside-mexico.com/
featureindep.htm
This site summarizes the events leading to the war for independence and has a section on how the event is celebrated in Mexico.
Easter  
  Easter For Kids & Teachers
http://www.kiddyhouse.com/Holidays/
Easter/
These Easter pages summarize the history of Easter and there are Easter Stories, coloring pages, crafts, and lesson plans for teachers.
General Holiday Sites  
  Earth Calendar
http://www.earthcalendar.net/index.php
Holiday from around the world all year around. The site is easy to navigate with tabs at the top of each page.
Hanukkah (Chanukah)  
  Jewish Outreach Institute -
How We Celebrate Hanukkah
http://www.joi.org/celebrate/hanuk/
index.shtml
This site sponsored by the Jewish Outreach Institute. Has the history of Hanukkah, recipes, gelt, and even an online Dreidel game.
  Worldwide JewishWeb - Chanuka.com
http://www.chanuka.com/history.shtml
This site not only has the history of Chanukah, but it discusses symbols such as the menorah.
Halloween  
  A Most Bewitching Night -
The History of Halloween
http://www.randomhistory.com/2008/09/
01_halloween.html
Random History offers a brief, but detailed history of Halloween.
  The History of Halloween
http://www.historychannel.com/exhibits/
halloween/
Find all about Halloween from the History Channel. Read about the history, how it is celebrated in Latin America and England, and read a few ghost stories.
Juneteenth  
  Handbook of Texas Online - Juneteenth
http://www.tshaonline.org/
handbook/online/articles/lkj01
An article from the Handbook of Texas. The history of the celebration is provided along with a bibliography.
History of Juneteenth
http://www.juneteenth.com/history.htm
This history page, from the official Juneteenth site discusses the history of the celebration and how it is celebrated. Select Worldwide Events  for a list of events in your community.
Kwanzaa  
The Official Kwanzaa Web Site
http://www.officialkwanzaawebsite.org/
This site discusses the origins of Kwanzaa, the symbols, and the celebration.
History Channel - Kwanzaa
http://www.history.com/topics/kwanzaa-history
The history channel offers history about Kwanzaa and describes the seven symbols.
Las Posadas Night of Las Posadas

The Night of Las Posadas
by Tomie dePaola

  Mexican Traditions - Christmas
http://www.mexconnect.com/mex_/
christmas.html
This site contains information about Christmas in Mexico which includes Las Posadas, Las Pastorelas, El Nacimiento, Noche Buena, and El Día de los Reyes.
Ramadan  
  IslamiCity.com - Ramadan Information
http://islam.org/ramadan/
Sponsored by the site that gives you everything about the Islamic culture. Learn about the holiday, the prayers, fasting and more.
Thanksgiving  
  Thanksgiving Day
http://www.randomhistory.com/2008/10/
23_thanksgiving.html
Random History discusses the history and the modern celebration of Thanksgiving.
Veteran's Day  
Veterans Day
http://www.va.gov/vetsday/
The Veteran's Administration has a whole section on their website devoted to this holiday. There are teacher's guides, classroom projects and activities, plus the history.
 
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