out more about these holidays, celebrated throughout the
year and throughout the world.
Rosh Hashanah is a very somber holiday, the beginning of the
High Holy Days of Judaism. It is actually a two-day
celebration and is often referred to as the Jewish New
Kippur: Day of
Yom Kippur is the end of the High Holy Days, which begin
with Rosh Hashanah. Yom Kippur is known as the "Day of
Atonement," on which Jews pray for atonement for their sins.
This spooky holiday is October 31. People celebrate with
costumes, tricks-and-treats, and pumpkins--lots of
Ramadan is a monthlong fast observed by Muslims to honor the
revelation of the Word to Muhammad.
Thanksgiving is a November holiday that Americans celebrate
in honor of a feast between English settlers and Native
Americans near Plymouth in 1621. These were the Pilgrims,
and they sat down to feast with members of the Wampanoag
Hanukkah is the Jewish Festival of Lights, celebrated at the
end of the calendar year.
Christmas is celebrated on December 25 in countries all
around the world. Find out how different people
Kwanzaa is a holiday festival that begins December 26 and
lasts for a full seven days. Kwanzaa means "first fruits of
the harvest." It is a time to celebrate African and
African-American heritage and culture.