Features – Holiday
Every month people around the world are celebrating something. If you live in the United States, Halloween is a day to savor. If you live in India, Diwali might be your favorite holiday; and if you live in China, the Lunar New Year celebrations are a time when you enjoy special foods, fireworks, and parties. On the feature pages listed below you will find reviews of books that explore the traditions and origins of all kinds of holidays. We hope you find something that you will enjoy reading.
A - F
- Arbor Day - A holiday that takes place every spring where people plant trees to make their world a more beautiful place
- Bastille Day - This is a celebration that remembers an important moment in France's history.
- Canada Day - Every country has their special day and Canada Day is the day when Canadians celebrate their country's history and its successes.
- Christmas - This is a holiday that celebrates the birth of Christ, though midwinter celebrations were enjoyed at this time of year for centuries before Christ was born.
- Christmas Board, Novelty and Audio titles collection
- Christmas Fiction titles collection
- Christmas Nonfiction Collection
- Christmas Nutcracker Collection - A collection of books that tell the story of the magical Christmas nutcracker
- Christmas Picture Book Collection
- Night Before Christmas Collection - A collection of "The Night Before Christmas" books
- Twelve Days of Christmas Collection - A collection of books that bring the song "The twelve days of Christmas" to life
- Cinco de Mayo - The day when Mexican people celebrate a famous battle
- Day of the dead - A day when Mexican people celebrate the lives of their departed friends and family members
- Diwali - An Indian festival when people celebrate the victory of good over evil
- Earth Day - A day when people remember that our planet is precious and needs to be cared for
- Easter - This is a day when Christians celebrate the resurrection of Christ and it is an important holiday in countries around the world.
- Father's Day - Every year on this day we give thanks for the things that our fathers do for us.
- Fourth of July
G - L
- Groundhog Day - The day when a famous groundhog tells us if winter is going to be short or long
- Halloween - This is a day when people of all ages get dressed up in costumes and go from door to door in their neighborhood saying "Trick or Treat."
- Hanukkah - A time when Jews all over the world light candles, give thanks, exchange gifts, and tell the story of a miracle.
- Lunar (Chinese) New Year - The New Year celebrations that take place in China and many other Asian countries
M - R
- Mother Goose Day - A day when we celebrate mother goose books, rhymes, and songs
- Mother's Day - A day when show our apprecation for all the things that our mothers do for us.
- New Year' Eve and New Year's Day
- New Year's Eve and New Year's Day - This is the time when we celebate the ending of an old year and the beginning of a new one.
- Passover - This is a Jewish holy holiday that people celebrate with prayers and special meals.
- President's Day - The day when many Americans celebrate the lives and achievements of their presidents
- Ramadan - A Muslim festival that lasts a month and that celebrates the fundamentals of the Muslim faith
- Rememberance Day/Armistice Day/Veteran's Day - The day in Canada, the U.K, and the U.S.A that commemorates the end of World War I, and that gives thanks for all that the members of the military have done for their country.
S - Z
- Saint Patrick's Day - A day when people celebrate the life of the Irish patron saint and all things Irish
- Thanksgiving - This American celebration remembers an event that took place in the early days of America's colonial history.
- Valentine's Day - This is a day when people express their love for others with cards, letters, and gifts.