This is a two book set:
1. What is Hanukkah?
--Hanukkah is a Jewish holiday in December.
--It lasts for 8 days and 8 nights.
--Hanukkah is called the festival of lights.
--A candle is lit on the menorah each night.
--The middle candle on the menorah is called a shamash. It is a helper candle.
--Children play with a toy called a dreidel.
--Jewish people eat latkes. They are potato pancakes.
--They eat sufganiyah or jelly-filled donuts.
--Children get a small gift each night of Hanukkah.
2. What is Kwanzaa?
--Kwanzaa is an African holiday in December.
--It is a harvest festival to celebrate African culture.
--The colors of Kwanzaa are red, black, and green. The flag is called a bendera.
--Kwanzaa lasts for 7 days.
--A kinara is a special candle holder for Kwanzaa.
--One ear of corn is placed on the mat for each child.
--People drink from the unity cup to remember their ancestors. They say, "Let's pull together."
--The fruits and vegetables remind people of the food that people in Africa ate.
--Children get homemade gifts on the last day of Kwanzaa.
Written by: Carrie Hanson
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