How Do Other Countries Celebrate Holidays?

holiday chrismas girl wonder webWe're glad you asked! Perhaps you have visited or lived in other countries, or have an interest in your ancestral heritage and would like to know or relive their holiday customs. Let's look at a few traditions.
There are about 17 countries that celebrate a form of Thanksgiving for various reasons.

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Growing Through the Holidays

girl height chart web“Thanks, girls, for helping me unpack the fall decorations.“Sure, Mom,” one of my daughters said. “It’s fun to put out the decorations. Especially the candy dish.” Oh, that’s right, I thought. Now I’ll have to start buying candy again!

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Masters of Mirth, Gurus of Guffaws

All In the Family Cast webIt has been said that art imitates life. Sooner or later, entertainment catches up with reality and reflects it like a funhouse mirror, often distorted — sometimes hideous, sometimes comical. The turbulent '60s and '70s changed both society and comedy.

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A History of Holiday Hymns

White christmas by the drifters US 7 inch red variant web“There's a song in the air! There's a star in the sky!” At this time of year, there are plenty of holiday songs in the air — and on the air — and plenty of stars in the sky; many of them Moravian stars, in home windows and store windows, porches and pine trees. No other holiday season knows of more popular songs than Christmastime. There are a few Thanksgiving and harvest-time songs, and one New Year’s Eve song that few except Olde English aficionados understand, but Christmas songs tip the scales in popularity. They come in many styles, so let’s take a look at a few.

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Memories: What's on Your Refrigerator?

J Painter Refrigerator webAs a senior, memories have become more precious to me than ever! I place visual reminders on every wall space I can find in my home and, yes, on my refrigerator. As I walk into my kitchen, the refrigerator “gallery” pulls me in, forcing me to stop, to look, to smile, to giggle, and even to relax from the anxieties of the world.

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Grandparents Are Homeschool Heroes

Bridgeway Academy Article Image webAs a grandparent, you love nothing more than being with your grandchildren. Any excuse to spend time with the grandkids is a good one, especially if that involves taking a lead role in your grandchild’s education. And throughout the COVID-19 pandemic (and even prior), grandparents have stepped up to help mold their grandchildren’s future.

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