December 17, 2012

Festivals of light

Lighting Our World: A Year of Celebrations
by Catherine Rondina & Jacqui Oakley

People all over the world use lights to celebrate special occasions. Whether they are welcoming the changing seasons, saluting an historic day, or marking new beginnings, these festivals of light are wonderful ways to come together.

Informative and culturally rich, this is a month-by-month guide to some of the festivals celebrated throughout the year, such as the Iroquois Midwinter Ceremony (Canada), Nowruz (Iran), Obon (Japan), Cinco de Mayo (United States), and Diwali (India).

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