What Do You Celebrate? Holidays and Festivals Around the World

Holidays are FUN—and so is this picture book that introduces kids to 14 celebrations from around the world! What Do You Celebrate? presents 14 special occasions where people dance, dress up, eat yummy foods, and enjoy other fun traditions.

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Why we chose this book:
Who doesn’t love festivals and celebrations? And you know we love learning about other cultures! A review copy was provided by Sterling Publishing in exchange for an honest review.

Mom’s Review
With 14 holidays from five continents (Australia doesn’t appear), What Do You Celebrate? showcases diverse characters celebrating some holidays you may know and some you may not. The opening two-page spread is an introduction to what a holiday is, accompanied by a timeline of the year with each of the featured holidays listed alongside a child you’ll find on that holiday’s page.

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Some need to look no farther than the family next door to see they’re surrounded by diverse cultures; others need to travel a bit more. Regardless of where you look, cultural traditions and holidays can seem as foreign as an unknown language if they aren’t ones celebrated by your family. Check out these books to help foster understanding for your neighbors’ traditions and beliefs near and far, in a world full of differences. – Colorado Parent

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