Everyone loves a reason to have a good time, and although cultures around the world have their own unique feasts and festivals, we all share many of the same reasons to celebrate. Now you can learn about the many ways people from around the globe celebrate their special days, and join in the fun!
Celebrate Chinese New Year while making chiao-tzu dumplings, then pop over to Saudi Arabia and taste delicious date-nut cookies called ma amoul while celebrating Eid ul-Fitr. Make an elaborate Venetian mask to wear at a masquerade ball in Venice during carnevale, then pound out a festive rhythm on the Igbo drum you ve made and celebrate the Iriji festival in Nigeria. Eat, drink, and make merry with the many diverse and exciting crafts, recipes, and activities in this book. No matter what language you say it in, celebrations are fun!
LYNDA JONES is a freelance writer who has contributed to Nickelodeon, Science World, Essence, and other magazines. Her most recent book is titled Abe Lincoln.
WELCOME THE NEW YEAR! Chinese New Year: China. Hogmanay: Scotland. A?o Viejo: Ecuador. New Year's Eve: The United States. CELEBRATING BEFORE AND AFTER FASTS. Carnaval: Brazil. Eid ul-Fitr: Saudi Arabia. Carnevale: Venice. Mardi Gras: New Orleans, USA. GIVING THANKS. Pongal: India. Iriji: Nigeria. Crop Over: Barbados. Thanksgiving: The United States. RENEWING THE SPIRIT. El Dia de los Reyes: Mexico. Obon: Japan. Hanukkah: Israel. Kwanzaa: The United States. Index.