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Las Posadas. Kwanza. Hanukah. Created By: Stephen Horner Period 1. WINTER HOLIDAY CELIBRATIONS. Navigation Slide. Las Posadas. Who celebrates this holiday?. Mexicans Catholic Mexicans. Latin Americans. Why do people celebrate this holiday?.

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created by stephen horner period 1

Las Posadas

Kwanza

Hanukah

Created By:

Stephen Horner

Period 1

WINTER HOLIDAY CELIBRATIONS

who celebrates this holiday
Who celebrates this holiday?
  • Mexicans
  • Catholic Mexicans
  • Latin Americans
why do people celebrate this holiday
Why do people celebrate this holiday?
  • to remember the pilgrimage by Joseph and Mary before the birth of Jesus
what are some traditions of this holiday
What are some traditions of this holiday?
  • People carry candles, sing litanies (prayers), stand by the door of a house and ask for lodging.
  • sing songs denying their entry until they see that it is Joseph and Mary asking for lodging.
are there special decorations for this holiday what are they
Are there special decorations for this holiday? What are they?
  • the kids get to break a piñata that parents set out.
  • The "Piñata" is a pottery (or paper) container, brightly decorated and filled with candy and toys
are there special foods eaten for this holiday what are they
Are there special foods eaten for this holiday? What are they?
  • Champurrado (Chocolate Atole)
  • Candy
  • fruit
is there special clothing worn for this holiday what is it
is there special clothing worn for this holiday? What is it?
  • The woman and girls dress in dresses or cloches
  • The men dress in sombrous white under shirts and black pants pants
where is this holiday celebrated name the country or countries
Where is this holiday celebrated? Name the country or countries.

Its most popular in Mexico

why do people celebrate this holiday1

To remember the Maccabees and the Syrians that fought for about three years until finally the Maccabees defeated the Syrians and reclaimed the Temple in Jerusalem.

Why do people celebrate this holiday?
are there special decorations for this holiday what are they1

A candle holder with 9 places 8 for 8 days of Christmas and the 9th to light the other candles.

Star of David decorations.

Flowers/plants

Are there special decorations for this holiday? What are they?
what are some traditions of this holiday2

Families celebrating Kwanzaa decorate their households with objects of art, colorful African cloth, especially the wearing of kaftans by women.

What are some traditions of this holiday?
there special clothing worn for this holiday what is it1

Wear a kaftan (or caftan) for comfort or if you plan on doing activities that require freedom of movement

Wear a danshiki over plain black pants if you're a man looking for a simple garment

Wear a gelee or headwrap if you're a woman

there special clothing worn for this holiday? What is it?