Explore Discovery Education resources and learn more about winter holidays around the world and check out some fresh takes on familiar traditions.
During the holiday season, we see all the amazing sights, sounds, and joy shared by all; however, we sometimes forget all the work that it takes to make this time so special. STEMtistic of the Month 78% of adults plan on using their smartphones for holiday shopping. 28 % of Millennials plan to do ALL
Hanukkah is a holiday that holds a special place in my heart. The holiday itself is based on a tale of triumph over adversity, and the celebration of it is steeped in traditions that involve food, song, play and unique symbols. I grew up in an area that had a significantly higher Jewish population than
Join your Discovery Education Community for a collaborative project which will allow you and your students to compare holidays celebrated around the world and even invent your own.
Did you know that today is National Donut Day? It’s true! You might think that this is a recent, “made up” holiday, but the holiday was actually started by the Salvation Army in 1938! According to the Salvation Army website, “The idea for Donut Day began on the battlefields of France during World War I
Did you know that the Halloween tradition of pumpkin carving originated with completely a different vegetable? It’s true? The tradition reportedly began in Ireland, where they would actually carve faces into turnips, to represent spirits or goblins. According to Wikipedia, folklorist Jabez Allies described his recollection of the tradition as follows: “In my juvenile days
Did you know that Labor Day was originally a Canadian holiday? It’s true! The first Labor Day was celebrated in Toronto Canada in 1872. The first American Labor Day was September 5th, 1882, and took place in New York City. Labor Day celebrates the efforts of our workers, and was first recognized as a holiday
It is always amazing to me to see the list of celebrations that are available for every day of the year. For example, on this date, April 1, you can celebrate, learn about, or teach about these events! National Sourdough Bread Day Fun at Work Day Reading is Funny Day Batman Day April Fools’ Day
Happy New Year! Did you know that the famous “dropping of the ball” on New Year’s Eve is a tradition that began in 1907? It’s true! Here are some other fun facts: The original ball was made of wood and iron, and had over 100 incandescent light bulbs. The first ball weighed seven hundred pounds
Happy Mousey Monday to our Cache and Cookies readers! We are so excited for the Holidays and hope you all are too! Holidays are about some downtime and relaxing and enjoying with family and friends and we hope to do the same. Our offices will be