What *extra* holidays do you celebrate?
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|Sun, 03-02-2008 - 7:18am|
In reading "Growing up with Two Languages", I've been really enjoying a section about helping your children not only to be bilingual but bicultural as well. Thinking on that, I've decided to take a break from the "how do you say **" thread to do cultural sharing; of which language is just a part.
I've started files labeled "German cultural info", "Japanese cultural info" and "bilingual work". My first thing is to "find holidays that are celebrated in those cultures that aren't celebrated in US". I need to find out the date & traditions for "Children's Day", which I know used to be called "Boy's Day".
The fact I can share is that in Germany, the Christmas celebrations are more than just one day. I don't remember the other 2 important days (I'll be looking them up and putting them in the German file :D) but the thing that got me giggling was that the German kids put their socks up by the fireplace for Santa to file earlier in the month, like the 16th, but he still comes for Christmas day :D