Sunday, September 13, 2009

World holidays

Several years ago, Anne Schubert created a display for the school where she taught. The theme was holidays around the world to promote understanding of different religions and cultures.

Here we see three different holidays from three different religions. Perhaps my favorite was from Spain, with a depiction of Epiphany.

I love how this blog has me learning new things. Ati-Atihan arose in the Phillipines in the thirteenth century as two cultures came into contact. This January festival mixed Islamic and Animist traditions. Later, Spanish missionaries influenced the festival to shift into a celebration of the Christ child.

Humorously, Anne's source material suggested consumerism as the religion of the United States.

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