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Winter Solstice

December 3, 2017

December is here….. Happy Holidays

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Winter Holiday Websites

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Winter Holidays

December 1, 2017

Some sites to explore…

December Holidays

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Celebrate the Holidays the Italian Way…

December 1, 2017

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Class X03 is celebrating the holidays Italian style.

Christmas season in Italy is traditionally celebrated December 24-January 6, or Christmas Eve through Epiphany. This follows the pagan season of celebrations that started with Saturnalia, a winter solstice festival, and ended with the Roman New Year, the Calends. However there are lots of Christmas things to see during December prior to Christmas, many starting on December 8, the Feast Day of the Immaculate Conception.

La Befana

Italy’s traditional celebration includes the tale of a white-haired witch known as La Befana who arrives on her broomstick during the night of January 5 and fills the stockings with toys and sweets for the good children and lumps of coal for the bad ones.

According to the legend, the night before the Wise Men arrived at the manger they stopped at the shack of an old woman to ask directions. They invited her to come along but she replied that she was too busy. Then a shepherd asked her to join him but again she refused.

Later that night, she saw a great light in the sky and decided to join the Wise Men and the shepherd bearing gifts that had belonged to her child who had died. She got lost and never found the manger.

Now La Befana flies around on her broomstick each year on the 11th night, bringing gifts to children in hopes that she might find the Baby Jesus. Children hang their stockings on the evening of January 5 awaiting the visit of La Befana.

La Befana Festivals

The town of Urbania, in Le Marche region, holds a 4-day festival for La Befana from January 2-6. Children can meet La Befana in La Casa della Befana. This is one of the biggest celebrations for La Befana in Italy.

The Befana races are held in Venice on January 6. Men dressed as La Befana race in boats on the Grand Canal.

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Gobble, Gobble

November 18, 2017

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The Pilgrims: Voyage to Freedom Part 1: The Need for Freedom

PlYMOUTH MA – ITS HISTORY AND PEOPLE

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Our Web Log with Miss Broderick…

November 18, 2017

Miss Broderick’s 373 web site…

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History of New York…

November 17, 2017

Some great webquests… for all to explore… 4th grade Social Studies….

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Exploring Native Americans

Algonquians and Iroquois

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Web Hunt Native American Heritage

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Everything you ever wanted to know about turkeys… and then some..

November 15, 2017

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Turkey History and Lore (Turkey for the Holidays)

Turkey Trivia Quiz

Thanksgiving – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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