Winter wonderings…

Did you ever wonder about the different holidays and traditions people celebrate during the winter months? Take a look at the resources and books we have to learn about holidays. You can also explore different cultures’ holidays in Culturegrams on the NLPL website. Then scroll all the way to the end of this post to find the big guy…Santa!

You can search by country, then holiday to find out about different cultures and traditions. Learn about your heritage- the climate, holidays, population, language, and even find some food favorites!

Find a region or country

To help you find specific holidays in the nonfiction section of the library, the following chart can be helpful to locate books:

There are also picture books in our holiday section back by the tree for some of the different winter celebrations. Stop in and check our selection. We can help you locate whatever sparks your curiosity.

After you learn about the different traditions and cultures, you might want to see what’s going on up at the North Pole. Here is one Santa Tracker with lots of fun activities:

Google Santa Tracker

The Norad Santa Tracker follows Santa around the world and also has many jolly activities to keep you busy:

Follow Santa’s Journey

We hope you find some information about your family traditions by using our online resources or with a visit. Wishes for peace and happiness this holiday season from Youth Services!