Festivals Around the World
Title: Festivals Around the World
May is here! Time to… chase a wheel of cheese down the hill? It may sound silly, but it’s a time-honored tradition at Cooper’s Hill in England! Join in the fun and see how different festivals are celebrated around the world with this month’s issue of FACES!
Whether tossing a tuna fish as part of Tunarama in Australia or dancing in the streets for Mombasa’s Carnival, there’s plenty of fun to be had! Make your own Russian pancakes to celebrate the Maslenitsa spring festival, smell sweet cherry blossoms in Washington D.C., or brush up your flamenco dancing for the orange blossom festival in Seville! See the beautiful parade floats for Guatemala’s Holy Week and New Orleans’ Mardi Gras, or put together a fun costume for Purim. And don’t miss the fascinating story of China’s Mid-autumn festival. You may even catch a glimpse of the Lady in the Moon!
Keep the party going with these festive articles:
“Why We Celebrate”
“The Timeless Fleet of Amsterdam” by Ekaterina Golovina
“Maslenitsa—The Pancake Festival” by Jan Sherbin
“Party in the Streets: Mobmasa’s Carnival” by Marcia Amidon Lusted
“Abby Goes to La Feria” by Christy Mihaly
“Semana Santa: Guatemala’s Holy Week” by LuAnn Kern
“Behind the Scenes of a Mardi Gras Float” by Doreen Diorio
“Purim: The Joyous Jewish Holiday” by Bonnie Lindauer
“The Mid-Autumn Festival” by Natasha Yim
“The Legends of the Mid-Autumn Festival” retold by Natasha Yim
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