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Class X05 Celebrats Kwanzaa

December 23, 2017

New Year Resolutions…

December 20, 2017

History of New Year’s Celebration in Time Square

Interactive Timeline


What’s Yours?

New Year’s Day — History, Traditions, and Customs

New Years Resolution Quiz – What New Years Resolution?


Winter Solstice

December 3, 2017

December is here….. Happy Holidays



Winter Holiday Websites

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Winter Holidays

December 1, 2017

Some sites to explore…

December Holidays



Celebrate the Holidays the Italian Way…

December 1, 2017


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.


Gobble, Gobble

November 18, 2017



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






Our Web Log with Miss Broderick…

November 18, 2017

Miss Broderick’s 373 web site…