Holidays-Pathfinder

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There is a lot of information available about different holidays and this pathfinder points towards some of the best. It will help you find websites, books, videos, databases and other resources. If you need more help, be sure to ask at your local library.

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Websites

  • CDN City of Toronto Special Events

    https://web.toronto.ca/explore-enjoy/festivals-events/

    An online list of festivals and special events happening in Toronto, from Canada Day to Toronto Winterfest.

  • CDN Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae

    http://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/remembrance/history/first-world-war/mccrae

    Biography of Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae from his early years to his untimely death just a few years after writing "In Flanders Fields".

  • CDN Canadian Letters and Images Project

    http://www.canadianletters.ca/

    Read letters written by some of the men who went to war. For older children

  • CDN Remembrance Day

    http://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/remembrance/information-for/students

    Learn about all the Canadians who have fought in wars - including some animals!

  • Christmas lights across Canada

    http://canada.pch.gc.ca/eng/1445434705202

    Throughout the country, Canadians come together to brighten their wintery capitals with thousands of holiday lights.

  • Christmas printables

    http://spoonful.com/christmas/christmas-printables

    Festive pictures to colour and enjoy plus many more holiday craft ideas.

  • The Night Before Christmas

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qUzIF4eYRkg

    Listen to Perry Como tell the famous story of A Visit from St.Nicholas.

  • Christmas Around the World

    http://www.soon.org.uk/articles/christmas/around-the-world.html

    Do you know who Pere Noel is? How about Father Christmas or Sinterklaas? Do you celebrate on Dec. 6th, or Dec. 24th or maybe January 7th?

  • The Official NORAD Santa Tracker

    http://www.noradsanta.org/

    Check the countdown till Christmas, see what the elves are doing each day and on Christmas eve, watch as Norad checks where Santa is

  • The Northpole

    http://northpole.com

    Fun activities, stories and games help you celebrate Christmas.You have to join for some content.

  • The History of Christmas Trees

    http://www.christmastrees.on.ca/index.php?action=display&cat=23

    People have been bringing the outside inside for a long time.

  • Chanukah for Kids

    http://www.chabad.org/kids/article.asp?AID=354748/

    Watch videos, play games, find a recipe for latkes and more.

  • Chanukah Guide

    http://www.chabad.org/kids/article_cdo/aid/358959/jewish/Chanukah-Guide.htm

    Find out everything you need to know about Chanukah. Learn all about lighting candles, singing the songs, getting gelt and spinning the dreidel.

  • What is Kwanzaa?

    https://www.activityvillage.co.uk/kwanzaa

    Posters, puzzles, colouring pages and other ways to celebrate Kwanzaa.

  • Kwanzaa with Sesame Street.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0kV-6qVp98Q

    A video about how 2 boys celebrate Kwanzaa.

  • Kwanzaa

    http://www.pbs.org/black-culture/connect/talk-back/what-is-kwanzaa/

    Seven facts about Kwanzaa.

  • Chinese New Year

    http://www.educ.uvic.ca/faculty/mroth/438/CHINA/chinese_new_year.html

    Learn all about Chinese New Year! This site includes information about decorations, foods and superstitions.

  • Celebrate Chinese New Year

    http://www.dltk-holidays.com/china/index.htm

    Here are some great colouring sheets and crafts to help you celebrate Chinese New Year!

  • Chinese Horoscopes

    http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/kids/stories/peopleplaces/chinese-horoscopes/

    2017 is the year of the rooster.What's your animal?

  • DLTK's Valentine's Day Section

    http://www.dltk-holidays.com/valentines/index.htm

    There are plenty of ideas here for Valentine's Day cards, crafts, recipes, colouring sheets, poems, games, puzzles and even worksheets.

  • St. Patrick's Day Resources-The Legend of St. Patrick

    http://kiddyhouse.com/Holidays/StPat/

    Who was St. Patrick? Find out all about him and why we celebrate St. Patrick's Day. Includes stories, crafts, activities, songs, poems and more!

  • What is Nowruz?

    http://kids.asiasociety.org/explore/new-year-iran-norouz

    Learn about the ancient spring celebration of Norouz.

  • April Fool Day Activities

    http://www.enchantedlearning.com/crafts/aprilfool/

    Need some ideas for April Fool's Day? Look here for some inspiration.

  • Easter Activities for Children

    http://www.dltk-holidays.com/easter/

    Check out this site for crafts, games, recipes, printables and more!

  • CDN Celebrate Earth Day!

    https://ecokids.ca/take-action

    Think about all the things you can do to help the planet on Earth Day. Includes facts, stories, games and word searches

  • Celebrate Earth Day year round!

    http://pbskids.org/eekoworld/index.html

    Visit Eeko world and learn how you can help take care of our world every day.

  • Festival of Freedom: Passover

    http://www.chabad.org/holidays/passover/default_cdo/jewish/Passover.htm

    Find out everything you've ever wanted to know about Passover. Includes a Seder Guide, Passover calendar, games, stories and more!

  • Mother's Day

    http://www.dltk-holidays.com/mom/index.html

    Want some ideas about what you can do for your mom's special day? Find ideas for cards, poems, songs and more here

  • CDN Victoria Day

    http://canada.pch.gc.ca/eng/1455132650913

    Learn about the history of Victoria Day

  • Ramadan

    http://www.factmonster.com/spot/ramadan1.html

    All about this important Islamic month.

  • Ramadan, the month of Fasting

    http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/explore/history/ramadan/#ramadan_lights.jpg

    Find out the meaning of Ramadan. Who fasts and why? How else do devout Muslims observe this holiday?

  • Father's Day

    http://www.enchantedlearning.com/crafts/fathersday/

    Make a special craft to celebrate Father's Day

  • CDN National Aboriginal Day

    http://www.aadnc-aandc.gc.ca/eng/1100100013248/1100100013249

    Celebrate the culture and heritage of Canada's indigenous peoples.

  • Celebrate Canada! St-Jean-Baptiste Day

    http://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/canada/st-jean-baptiste-day

    Saint Jean-Baptiste is the patron saint of French Canadians. To celebrate his day, parties and lively parades are held throughout Canada.

  • CDN Happy Birthday Canada Day!

    http://www.dltk-kids.com/Canada/about.htm

    What is Canada Day and how do we celebrate it? Find out here!

  • CDN Simcoe Day and John Graves Simcoe

    http://www.heritagetrust.on.ca/en/index.php/pages/our-stories/exhibits/john-graves-simcoe

    Simcoe Day (a holiday on the first Monday in August) is named after this man.

  • Labour Day- Holidays

    http://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/canada/labour-day

    Why do we celebrate Labor Day? This website gives you the reason, and tells you when this day was first declared a holiday in Canada and the U.S.

  • National Grandparent's Day

    http://grandparents-day.org/

    Did you know that there is a special day to celebrate your grandparents? Learn all about how it started and find activities and resources

  • CDN Harvest Moon Festival

    http://www.educ.uvic.ca/faculty/mroth/438/CHINA/moon.htm

    Learn all about the legend of the Harvest Moon Festival!

  • Rosh Hashanah

    http://www.chabad.org/kids/article_cdo/aid/354744/jewish/Rosh-Hashanah.htm

    Rosh Hashanah is the beginning of the New Year for Jews.

  • Yom Kippur

    http://www.chabad.org/kids/article_cdo/aid/4589/jewish/Guide.htm

    Yom Kippur is a day of prayer and fasting and is the holiest day of the Jewish year.

  • CDN Canadian Thanksgiving

    http://www.kidzworld.com/article/2614-canadian-thanksgiving

    All about our October holiday.

  • CDN Celebrate the Canadian Thanksgiving

    http://www.youthonline.ca/thanksgivingcan/

    What 3 historical events influenced Canadian Thanksgiving? Find out here.

  • Diwali

    http://www.diwalifestival.org/

    All about this five day festival of lights.

  • Halloween Treats from some of your Favourite Shows.

    http://pbskids.org/halloween/

    Cards, games, costumes and more.

  • Pumpkin Carving Patterns

    http://www.dltk-holidays.com/halloween/mpatterns.htm

    Want to get fancy with your Jack o' Lanterns this year?

  • Halloween

    http://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/en/category/topics/halloween

    Make a skeleton, listen to stories and more. Perfect for kids just learning English but fun for everyone.

  • Quiz Whiz

    http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/games/quizzes/quiz-whiz-halloween/

    Get ready to shiver with this spooktacular Halloween quiz.

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Find More at the Library

  • To locate more books, use the suggested call numbers, keywords, and phrases to search the library catalogue.
  • Call numbers to browse
    • 394.2 Special occasions
    • 394.26 Holidays
    • 745.59 Crafts
  • Suggested subject headings for catalogue
    • Anniversaries
    • China -- Social life and customs
    • Christmas -- Juvenile literature
    • Christmas cookery
    • Christmas decorations
    • Divali -- Juvenile literature
    • Fasts and feasts -- Judaism -- Juvenile literature
    • Festivals
    • Festivals -- China
    • Halloween
    • Halloween -- Juvenile films
    • Hanukkah
    • Holidays
    • Jewish crafts
    • Kwanzaa
    • Special days

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