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Celebrate the World: Twenty Tellable Folktales for Multicultural Festivals Margaret Read MacDonald

Celebrate the World: Twenty Tellable Folktales for Multicultural Festivals

Margaret Read MacDonald

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ISBN : 9780824208622
Hardcover
225 pages
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This tale collection was drawn together to provide multi-cultural tales which could be used during programs celebrating various world holidays. Some of the stories refer to a holiday. In most cases though, these are simply enjoyable stories from theMoreThis tale collection was drawn together to provide multi-cultural tales which could be used during programs celebrating various world holidays. Some of the stories refer to a holiday. In most cases though, these are simply enjoyable stories from the culture which can be shared in a festival atmosphere. I include possible activities to help celebrate. It is always best to discover a member of the culture whose holiday you wish to honor and get their advice when planning your event. Holidays included here are: Chinese New Year- Japanese Girl’s Day- Cinco de Mayo- Carnival- No Ruz- Easter- May Day- Chinese Dragon Boat Races- Japanese Boy’s Day- Norwegian Mid-Summer Night- Scottish Highland Games- Chinese Autumn Festival- West African Yam Festival- Diwali- Hmong New Year- Christmas- Kwanzaa- St. Sylvester’s Day, France.Tales to accompany celebrations: “Little Rooster and the Heavenly Dragon” (China)- “Benizara and Kakezara”(Japan)- “Todo o Nada” (Texas)- “Poule and Roach”(Louisiana)- “Five Threads” (Iraq)- “Pumpkin Child” (Iran)- “Old Woman in a Pumpkin Shell” (Iran)- “Escargot on his Way to Dijon” (France)- “Forget-Me-Not” (European)- “The Small Yellow Dragon” (China)- “Snot Nose Boy”(Japan)- “Nail Soup” (Norway)- “Finger Lock” (Scotland)- “Clever Daughter-in-Law” (China)- “Stinky Spirits” (Igbo, Nigeria)- “Sparrow’s Luck!”(India)- “Yao Jour”(Hmong)- “Silver Pine Cones” (England)- “Papa God and the Pintards” (Haiti)- “Going to Ceviéres” (France).