Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of World Holidays is written especially for students in middle and high school, offering in-depth information on such holidays as Children's/Youth Day, Christmas (and related celebrations), Halloween and Festivals of the Dead, Hanukkah, Independence Day (Cinco de Mayo, Bastille Day, etc.), Kwanza, Yom Kippur, New Year celebrations and many others. Country-by-country descriptions let students compare and contrast customs, traditions, ceremonies, folklore, clothing, food, arts and crafts, music and dance of the different countries. The text is sprinkled with 125 photographs and illustrations, words to know, activities and interesting facts.
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"In our shrinking world, it's important for students to acquire knowledge of global customs. This comparative, four-volume guide can help provide such knowledge. This set of reference sources is intended for middle and high school students, but teachers at lower levels will also want to use it as a resource. Highly Recommended."
The Book Report (January/February 2001)
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