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Cultural Traditions in India

This interesting book describes how the traditions, beliefs, and rituals of the people of India, often influenced by British culture, have resulted in many of the lively and colorful festivals celebrated in India today. Young readers will also learn how the Indian people celebrate family occasions.
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Gr 3-5-Simple overviews of the holidays, festivals, traditions, and customs of these countries. Each spread contains information and eye-catching, full-color photos depicting the foods and people commemorating events. National and religious holidays are included. Brazil starts with Christmas and ends with Republic Day, November 15. India begins with New Year's, which is celebrated at different times in different parts of the country and follows a chronological order, ending with Christmas. Mexico opens with birthdays, weddings, family days, and Saint's Day. Then it proceeds in chronological order from New Year's Day to Christmas. "Did You Know" blurbs give additional facts. If cultural sources for independent countries are a focus, these books offer broad synopses in clear-cut terms.-Sandra Welzenbach, Villarreal Elementary School, San Antonio, TX (c) Copyright 2012. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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