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SIRS Discoverer Spotlight: Winter Holidays Around the World

Christmas Tree <br \> by Consumer Product Safety Commission via ProQuest SIRS Government Reporter

Christmas Tree
by Consumer Product Safety Commission via ProQuest SIRS Government Reporter

The winter season is here! Whether you live in a place that’s cold, hot, or somewhere in between, winter means lots of fun holidays and celebrations around the world. These holidays may be associated with religious beliefs, spiritual customs, past events or cultural practices. This diversity makes each holiday very unique. Just think about all of the ways holidays are celebrated! Traditions may include festivals, lights, singing, decorations, parades, gift-giving, prayer, fairs, fasts or feasts. Each holiday has its own symbols, too, such as red lanterns for Chinese New Year, pine trees for Christmas, menorahs for Hanukkah, ears of corn for Kwanzaa, and Yule logs for winter solstice. Discover what makes each winter holiday special in December’s SIRS Discoverer Spotlight of the Month!