HOLIDAY TRADITIONS

You can enjoy a holiday more if you understand it better! Learn the fascinating and often surprising origins, traditions, and meanings of each of the yearís major celebrations:

  • Christmas
  • New Yearís Celebrations Around the World
  • Valentineís Day
  • St. Patrickís Day
  • Easter
  • Motherís Day
  • Fatherís Day
  • July 4th
  • Halloween
  • Thanksgiving
  • Hanukkak


Christmas, New Yearís, and Valentineís programs can be performed with music.


THANKSGIVING: A Pilgrimís Story

See the first Thanksgiving through the eyes of Pilgrim John Howland, who was rescued when he fell overboard the Mayflower, as told in pictures and dramatic recreation by his direct descendant.














FLORIOLOGY: THE MEANING OF FLOWERS

Flowers have been thought to have meanings since ancient Egypt, but floriology flourished in the harems of the Renaissanceís Middle East where bouquets were constructed to carry secret messages. In the 1840s, Englandís Queen Victoria popularized floriology. 400 flower dictionaries were written during her 60-year reign and children studied the subject in school. In this fascinating and prop-filled presentation, youíll learn the meanings behind our most beloved botanicals and discover how floriology can bring an exciting and creative dimension to your gift-giving and hospitality.

A Brief History of Wine

Enjoy the fascinating story of wine from its emergence as a drink of choice in ancient times through its modern place in celebrations and good times.