Festivals Around the World



Take a trip around the world with a peek into festivals and celebrations around the world this month on our blog!


Help your child learn about different cultures, languages, and the value of traditions. We’ve gathered a list of fun books as well as activities to keep your young ones entertained and engaged this holiday season.


Reading List

What Do You Celebrate?: Exploring the World Through Holidays

This book presents 14 special occasions where people dance, dress up, eat yummy foods, and enjoy other fun traditions that have been passed down from generation to generation.


Celebrations Around the World : The Fabulous Celebrations you Won't Want to Miss

Witness a camel marathon in a celebration of the Sahara Desert, munch on Mid-Autumn mooncakes in China, and discover why skeletons dance at the Day of the Dead in Mexico through this exciting read!


The World is Your Party: Counting One to Ten Festivals from Around the World

Join the children of the world in this bright and colorful book as they count holidays from one to ten throughout the year, and learn about the unique celebrations throughout the globe.


Free Calendar Printable

Turn this into an all-year long learning journey with and use this free Celebrations Around the World Calendar 2023 as a resource to learn more about 101 holidays and celebrations of countries and cultures from all over the world. Here’s the link to access and print it. Tip: You can also encourage your child to research about an upcoming festival and plan out craft activities to celebrate it at home!


Worksheets and Craft Activities

From the same creator of the Celebrations Around the World Printable Calendar, use these free Holidays Around the World for Kids Worksheets that feature 6 well-known celebrations from around the world - Diwali, Kwanzaa, Santa Lucia, Hanukkah, Japanese and Chinese New Year. Here’s the link to access and download the worksheets.


Here are also some fun crafts to bookmark and try out with your kids!


25 December (Christmas) - This gingerbread playdough recipe is the perfect sensory play activity to celebrate winter and the Christmas season. Add elements easily found at home like buttons, pasta bowties and your kids will have all kinds of fun. More via this link.


5 May (Japan) - “Koinobori” or Japanese fish kites are flown every year in Japan to celebrate ‘Kodomo No Hi” or National Children’s Day. In Japanese culture, Koi Carps are a symbol of energy, strength and courage because of its tendency to swim upstream rather than to just “go with the flow”. Instructions at this link.


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Have a jolly Christmas season! ✨


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