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.
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)
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.
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.