Celebrations and Traditions from Around the World


Take a trip around the world as we discover some of the celebrations and traditions in 10 different countries. This resource includes 23 lecture slides filled with pictures, informational passages and interesting facts about 10 unique celebrations from around the world! This is a wonderful resource for students learning about celebrations and commemorations in Australia and the world in Human Society and Its Environment (HSIE) (History and Geography) lessons. (ACHASSK065)

This resource also includes a research task where students choose one celebration from around the world and fill in the information in the worksheet provided. This will help consolidate important details and enable students to focus on key parts of the text that has been read from the informational slides!


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Celebrations Included:

Saint Patrick’s Day
Running of the Bulls
Yi Peng Lantern Festival
Day of the Dead
Chinese New Year
Australia Day
Menton Lemon Festival
Northern Lights Festival


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Slide 1: Cultural Celebrations and Traditions from Around the World Cover Page

Slide 2: Definitions- What is a Celebration & What is a Tradition

Slide 3: Look at the Pictures and Guess the Celebration – Prior Knowledge Assessment

Slide 4: Saint Patrick’s Day – Ireland (informational text and pictures)

Slide 5: 3 Interesting Facts about Saint Patrick’s Day

Slide 6: Running of the Bulls Festival – Spain (informational text and pictures)

Slide 7: 3 Interesting Facts about Running of the Bulls

Slide 8: Diwali – India (informational text and pictures)

Slide 9: 3 Interesting Facts about Diwali

Slide 10: Yi Peng Lantern Festival – Thailand (informational text and pictures)

Slide 11: 3 Interesting Facts about Yi Peng Lantern Festival

Slide 12: Day of the Dead – Mexico (informational text and pictures)

Slide 13: 3 Interesting Facts about Day of the Dead

Slide 14: Chinese New Year – China (informational text and pictures)

Slide 15: 3 Interesting Facts about Chinese New Year

Slide 16: Australia Day – Australia (informational text and pictures)

Slide 17: 3 Interesting Facts about Australia Day

Slide 18: Hinamatsuri – Japan (informational text and pictures)

Slide 19: 3 Interesting Facts about Hinamatsuri

Slide 20: Menton Lemon Festival – France (informational text and pictures)

Slide 21: 3 Interesting Facts about Menton Lemon Festival

Slide 22: Northern Lights Festival – Sweden (informational text and pictures)

Slide 23: 3 Interesting Facts about Northern Lights Festival


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