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Inquiry Question

Around the world, people celebrate for different reasons and at specific times of the year.

Are there some celebrations that are similar to the ones we have in Australia?

Do people associate specific foods with some festivals / celebrations?

Can you relate them to some festivals or celebrations here in Adelaide?

Resources

Scoop.it: Asia and Australian's Engagement with Asia

This resource contains links to stories of celebration around the world that students can research, understand and compare to their own experiences of festivals they have experienced. 

Link: Teacher Resources - Asia and Australian's Engagement with Asia

Scoop.it: National Days and Celebrations - Vietnam

This resource can be used in an integrated way with History for students to learn about celebrations and commemorations in other places around the world; for example, Bastille Day in France, Independence Day in the USA, including those that are observed in Australia such as Chinese New Year, Christmas Day, Diwali, Easter, Hanukkah, the Moon Festival and Ramadan (ACHHK064)

Link: Scoop.it: National Days and Celebrations - Vietnam

ABC Education

This collection explores celebrations in Australia, Asia and Europe. It considers the beliefs, rituals and foods associated with popular celebrations and includes a selection archival resources that show how celebrations are observed around the world.

Link: ABC Education - Celebrations

Day of the Dead

Day of the Dead is a rare holiday for celebrating death and life. It is unlike any holiday where mourning is exchanged for celebration.

Day of the Dead (Dia De Los Muertos) is a two day holiday in Mexico that reunites the living and dead. Families create ‘ofrendas’ (Offerings) to honor their departed family members that have passed. These altars are decorated with bright yellow marigold flowers, photos of the departed, and the favorite foods and drinks of the one being honored.

Link: Day of the Dead