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6 Cultural Holidays to Celebrate With Your Kid (page 2)

6 Cultural Holidays to Celebrate With Your Kid

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Updated on May 13, 2013

Infiorata

Bring out your child’s creative side with a flower craft modeled on the traditional Italian celebration. Decide on a theme and help your child create sidewalk art by arranging brightly colored flowers into a picture or pattern. This activity mimics the “Mini Infiorata” of Rome, where schoolchildren collaborate with local artists each year to create a carpet of flowers.

Easter

Add international elements to your own traditional celebrations. Make Mexican cascarones, hollowed eggs filled with confetti, to add to your Easter celebrations. Make a small hole—no more than half an inch in diameter—at the top of an egg. Empty the egg out and rinse it thoroughly. Once dried, decorate or dye the eggs using bright colors. Fill the egg with paper confetti, then seal the hole by taping over it with tissue paper. Traditionally, children break the fragile eggs on others’ heads to release the confetti and bring good luck.

Celebrate as many customs as you like, or choose one each year and go all out. Attend festivals and celebrations held at local museums and cultural spaces. You’ll teach tolerance through traditions and open your child’s eyes to other experiences, creating your own unique memories as you go.

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