December is a time of celebration around the world. Scholastic News explores the history of and similarities between the worlds major holidays. Learn the traditions, share e-mail holiday greetings with your friends, and take our holiday quiz.
Can you guess which holiday celebration each of these children represents?
Illustration courtesy of Eugenie Fernandez
You can also exchange messages of peace and understanding and share holiday stories, traditions, and symbols in the Global Goodwill Holiday Project.
These Grolier Online articles explore the history and traditions of three major religions.
A look at two new celebrations based on centuries-old traditions. Also, an interview with Kwanzaa founder Maulana Karenga.
No matter which holiday you celebrate, it shares symbols and traditions with other major festivals.
How Do You Celebrate?
In San Antonio, children reenact Mary and Josephs search for shelter in Bethlahem. In New York City, a giant Christmas tree stands guard over skaters at Rockefeller Center. Every city has its traditions. What does your community do? E-mail us and well post selected submissions.
Send A Holiday Greeting
Send holiday greetings online to friends and family.
Share Holiday Spirit
Visit the Scholastic.com bulletin board and share your holiday stories and wishes with students around the country
Test your holiday knowledge with our score-yourself quiz.
Lesson plans and activities to help teach this Special Online Issue in the classroom.
Background information on holidays around the world.