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Happy Hanukkah! https://www.history.com/news/holocaust-hanukkah-concentration-camps-jews


Chocolate, white, marble, … regardless of what type of cake your kids favour, here’s why they are provided with this delectable treat on their birthdays. https://www.readersdigest.ca/culture/birthday-cake-origin/ https://www.proflowers.com/blog/origin-of-birthday-cake-and-birthday-candles


Happy 65th Disneyland! Although it would doubtless be happier if you could be open! I was there with the next generation for the 40th in 1995. Question: What other names were considered for Disneyland before it became Disneyland? Answer: Mickey Mouse Park & Disneylandia. https://www.adayinlatours.com/the-history-of-disneyland/ https://www.nbclosangeles.com/the-scene/celebrate-disneylands-65th-anniversary-at-home/2397679/





Since kids don’t usually give up birthdays for Lent, how about a Bible theme? COSTUMES Tell guests’ parents to dig out what their kids wore for the school/Sunday School nativity play, or visit: http://susanevans.org/blog/bible-costume-in-five-minutes/ http://adventuresinmommydom.org/easy-no-sew-bible-costume/ DECORATIONS & OTHER PARTY ITEMS If your local shops don’t carry anything suitable, try: http://www.partycity.com/product/blessed+day+religious+party+supplies.do http://www.shindigz.com/vacation-bible-school/c/51 For invitation ideas/downloads try: […]


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It’s December, and there are several December celebrations that have histories kids might like to investigate.  These include: St. Nicholas Day (December 6th, Europe) Bodhi Day (December 8th, Buddhists worldwide) Republic Day/ Jamhuri Day(December 12th, Kenya) St. Lucia Day (December 13th, Sweden) Los Posadas (December 16th-25th, Mexico) Winter Solstice (December 21st, Northern hemisphere) Christmas (December […]


It’s October, and there are several October celebrations that have histories kids might like to investigate.  These include: Tag der Deutschen Einheit (German Unity Day): Germany (October 3rd). The re-unification of Germany wasn’t all that long ago (1990), but it’s far enough back to be history to the children of the new millennium. The Rederie […]

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