Holiday Traditions Around the World

Hello colleagues, Teachers and learners alike are anticipating taking some time off for the winter holidays. A focus on cultural holiday traditions from around the world can make for a great social studies lesson at this time of year. This site features holidlay traditions from various geographic regions:

  • Iceland: Thirteen Yule Lads
  • Greece: Christmas Boats
  • Czech Republic & Netherlands: St. Nicholas Day
  • Philippines: Simbang Gabi
  • India: Diwali
  • Mexico: Los Pasadas
  • Israel: Sufganiyot

and many more!  Enjoy!

Take care, Susan Finn Miller

Moderator, Teaching & Learning CoP



Hi Susan, 

Thanks for sharing that link! I'll have to bookmark that for next fall. 

For those who are still holding class this month, you may also want to check out this article from Literacy Pittsburgh with short descriptions of other holiday traditions shared by some of their students - 

Happy December holidays to all!