Take time during this holiday season to enrich your life and lift your spirits.
Harvest Celebrations Around the World
Gratitude, gratefulness, and thanksgiving are central themes not only of our American Thanksgiving holiday, but of many cultural celebrations. These celebrations include the Jewish Succot, the Yam Festival of Ghana and Nigeria, the Korean Chusok, and Pongal, the Rice Harvest Festival of India. This fabulous site from FamilyCulture.com explains the similarities and differences between eight such holidays around the world and includes links to lesson plans for classroom use.
Thank You in 465 Languages
From Abenaki (a native American tribe who say "wliwni") to Zulu (a South African tribe who say "ngiyabonga"), this just-for-fun page shows us how to give thanks in 465 languages! Additions are always appreciated, so if you know how to say "thank you" in a language not listed, Webmaster Jennifer Runner wants to hear from you. Once you've mastered "thank you," you can advance to learning greetings such as "Good morning" and "How are you?"