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Celebrate Durga Puja With Me! Review & Activities

Celebrate Durga Puja With Me!

Celebrate Durga Puja With Me! is a colorful children’s book sharing the traditions and festivities of the important Hindu festival through the eyes of a child. Print our Celebrate Durga Puja With Me! Review & Activities. Read and print our Celebrate Holi With Me! Review & Activities. Disclosure: We received a complimentary copy of this book for review purposes;…

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A Gift From Abuela: Book Review & Activities

A Gift from Abuela

Enjoy a story that will warm your heart, a treat that will satisfy your sweet tooth, and a craft that will introduce you to Mexican culture. A Gift From Abuela, a children’s book written and illustrated by Cecilia Ruiz, is a personal story reminding us that it is our dearest relationships that will get us…

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Hina Matsuri: The Japanese Doll Festival

Hina Matsuri

Hina Matsuri, also known as the Japanese Doll Festival or Girls’ Day, is celebrated on March 3 every year. Hina are the special dolls for the occasion and matsuri is the Japanese word for a festival or holiday. Families and communities wish health and happiness for all girls on this special day. Disclosure: This post…

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Diwali: Festival of Lights

Diwali

Diwali, short for Deepawali, is one of the most popular celebrations in India. The word translates to “row of lights” in Sanskrit and celebrates the victory of good over evil, light over darkness. The multi-day “Festival of Lights” includes fireworks, food, gifts, colored sand, and special clay lamps. Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. If you click…

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International Day of Friendship

International Day of Friendship

In 2011, the United Nations (UN) declared July 30 to be the International Day of Friendship with the idea that friendship between people, countries, and cultures can inspire peace and build bridges between communities. The day, which is also known as World Friendship Day, encourages involving young people in community activities that include different cultures and promote…

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Discover Tanabata: the Japanese Star Festival

Tanabata

What is Tanabata? Also known as Star Festival, Tanabata is a Japanese festival meaning “Evening of the seventh.” Tanabata is originally based on a Chinese legend. It celebrates the meeting of two stars which are usually separated by the Milky Way and, according to legend, only allowed to meet once a year: on the seventh day of the seventh lunar…

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