Explore Religious Diversity with Your Children - Winter Holidays

  • Posted on: 3 December 2019
  • By: Jon Schafle

With Thanksgiving behind us, the holidays now begin in earnest with a continuing focus on family and togetherness, it is also a great opportunity to introduce your children to the practices and cultures of others that celebrate this time of year. Below are some book suggestions to share with your loved ones from our collection, for a more extensive look feel free to take a look at our guide for Winter Holiday Books:

Books Featuring Multiple Holidays



Christmas is a Christian holiday celebrating the birth of Jesus and incorporating the feast of Saint Nicolas, who is the basis for Santa Claus. 



Hanukah, or Chanukah (the Hebrew word for 'dedication'), is the eight day festival of lights in the Jewish religion. 




Dr. Maulana Karenga introduced Kwanzaa 1966 to the United States as a ritual to welcome the first harvests to the home.


Winter Solstice

The winter solstice, hiemal solstice or hibernal solstice, also known as midwinter, occurs when one of the Earth's poles has its maximum tilt away from the Sun.