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 year’s major celebrations:

  • Christmas
  • New Year’s Celebrations Around the World
  • Valentine’s Day
  • St. Patrick’s Day
  • Easter
  • Mother’s Day
  • Father’s Day
  • July 4th
  • Halloween
  • Thanksgiving
  • Hanukkak


Christmas, New Year’s, and Valentine’s programs can be performed with music.


THANKSGIVING: A Pilgrim’s 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 Renaissance’s Middle East where bouquets were constructed to carry secret messages. In the 1840s, England’s 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, you’ll 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.