National and Diverse Holidays Around the World - Cultural Diversity Lessons

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This culturally diverse holidays around the world pack includes informational readings about national holidays and holidays around the world that happen throughout the year. It also includes comprehension questions, fact writing, and fold and snip books. Add these to your social studies units and reading units to help introduce diversity to different cultures and holidays within your classroom.

There is also a digital conversion of this resource available in Google Slides. They have been digitally converted so that you can use the paper version or digital conversion in your unit. The links to these digital slides are on page 4.

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Introduction to Holiday pages:

  • KWL Chart for Holidays
  • Holidays reading passage
  • True and false cut & glue page
  • Fact writing page

Individual Holidays Informational Readings

EACH holiday has a text, fact writing, comprehension questions, fold and snip book, and writing sheet.

Which holidays are included?

  • September
    • Labor Day
    • Rosh Hashanah/Yom Kippur
    • Grandparents Day

  • October
    • Halloween
    • Diwali

  • November
    • Dia de los Muertos
    • Veterans Day
    • Thanksgiving

  • December
    • Hanukkah
    • Kwanzaa
    • Christmas
    • Las Posadas

  • January
    • New Years
    • Martin Luther King Jr. Day
    • Chinese New Year

  • February
    • Groundhog Day
    • Presidents’ Day
    • Valentine’s Day
    • Tu BiShvat

  • March
    • St. Patrick’s Day
    • Holi
    • Ramadan

  • April
    • Earth Day
    • Easter
    • Arbor Day
    • Songkran
    • Eid al-Fitr

  • May
    • Cinco de Mayo
    • Mother’s Day
    • Memorial Day
    • May Day

  • June
    • Flag Day
    • Father’s Day

  • July
    • Independence Day
    • Midsummer Day
    • Obon

*Ramadan follows the lunar Islamic calendar and shifts 10-12 days earlier each year. So, it may not be in March in the year this unit is covered.

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