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1 Winter Holiday Celebrations Created by: Mackenzie Nalley

2 PART ONE Los Posadas

3 Who celebrates this holiday? Catholic Mexicans Latin Americans Spanish descendents Las Posadas

4 Why do people celebrate this holiday? Symbolizes the trials Mary and Joseph endured before finding a place where Jesus could be born. Latino version of Christmas Las Posadas

5 When does this holiday take place? December 16th to December 24 th Ends on Christmas Eve Las Posadas

6 What are some traditions of this holiday? Have a dinner at a different house every night. Children must request entrance, and be refused until reaching the house of the designated party spot. Sometimes, a expecting woman will be placed on the back of a real donkey and led to the party spot. Las Posadas

7 Are there special decorations for this holiday? Piñatas are used for the children Decorate like a party when near the end of Las Posadas. At a different house in the neighborhood each night. Las Posadas

8 Are there special foods eaten for this holiday? Sopa de Albóndigas Festival Salad Baked Mexican Lasagna Vegetable Tamale Pie Tijuana Chicken Warm Apple Empanadas Las Posadas

9 Is there special clothing worn for this holiday? The children will dress up like pilgrims. The woman dress in cloaks like Mary The men dress like Joseph Las Posadas

10 Where is this holiday celebrated? All over the world were Spanish descendants inhabit. For example –Argentina –Latin America –Spain –Portugal Las Posadas

11 PART TWO Hanukkah

12 Who celebrates this holiday? Jewish people Hebrews Hanukkah

13 Why do people celebrate this holiday? The Maccabees successfully rebelled against Antiochus IV Epiphanies. The Temple was purified and the wicks of the menorah miraculously burned for eight days. There was only enough sacred oil for one day's lighting. Hanukkah

14 When does this holiday take place? Hanukkah begins at the 25th day of Kislev Ends on the 2nd or 3rd day of Tevet The first day of Hanukkah actually begins at sunset of the day immediately before the date noted on Gregorian calendars. Hanukkah

15 What are some traditions of this holiday? light a single light each night for eight nights lamps are set up at a prominent window or near the door leading to the street Three blessings are recited during the eight-day festival Hanukkah

16 Are there special decorations for this holiday? Menorah Hanukkah lamps Lighted lamps near windows Hanukkah

17 Are there special foods eaten for this holiday? Fried foods Potato Cakes Jam-filled doughnuts Hanukkah

18 Is there special clothing worn for this holiday? Men wear typical clothing of the average day Women wear customary typical clothing Children wear typical Jewish clothing Hanukkah

19 Where is this holiday celebrated? All around the world Mostly commonly celebrated in the Middle East Most popular in Jerusalem Hanukkah

20 PART THREE Kwanzaa

21 Who celebrates this holiday? African Americans Africans Kwanzaa

22 Why do people celebrate this holiday? To celebrate african culture Also celebrates unity self-determination Purpose creativity faith Kwanzaa

23 When does this holiday take place? It was created by Ron Karenga first celebrated from December 26, 1966, to January 1, 1967 Consists of 7 days of celebration Kwanzaa

24 What are some traditions of this holiday? Each of the days is dedicated to one principle: Umoja (Unity) To strive for and to maintain unity in the family, community, nation and race. Kujichagulia (Self-Determination) To define ourselves, name ourselves, create for ourselves and speak for ourselves. Ujima (Collective Work and Responsibility) To build and maintain our community together and make our brothers' and sisters' problems our problems and to solve them together. Ujamaa (Cooperative Economics) To build and maintain our own stores, shops and other businesses and to profit from them together. Nia (Purpose) To make our collective vocation the building and developing of our community in order to restore our people to their traditional greatness. Kuumba (Creativity) To do always as much as we can, in the way we can, in order to leave our community more beautiful and beneficial than we inherited it. Imani (Faith) To believe with all our heart in our people, our parents, our teachers, our leaders and the righteousness and victory of our struggle. Kwanzaa

25 Are there special decorations for this holiday? Decorate house with objects of art Fresh fruit to represent African Idealism Use christmas trees and kinaras Kwanzaa

26 Are there special clothes worn for this holiday? Colorful african cloth Women wear kaftans Men wear colorful clothing Kwanzaa

27 Is there special food eaten for this holiday? On the sixth day of kwanzaa they feast Fresh fruit show african idealism Some have a typical christmas dinner Kwanzaa

28 Where is this holiday celebrated? Most popular in Africa Well-known in American Celebrated among all African Americans who chose to celebrate it Kwanzaa


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