International Education Week (Nov. 13-17) is a project of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education to celebrate the benefits of international education. Learn more about ways you can participate at https://iew.state.gov/.
Thanksgiving Day (Nov. 23) celebrates blessings from the past year. Its traditions are based on a feast shared between early New England settlers and the Native Americans who helped them. Families typically celebrate with a feast of turkey, bread stuffing, potatoes, cranberries, and pumpkin pie.
Hanukkah (sundown Dec. 12 to sundown Dec. 20) is a Jewish holiday, also called The Festival of Lights, that celebrates the Jewish victory over Greek rulers in 164 BCE. Festivities include traditional foods and games and the lighting of a menorah for eight nights.
Winter Solstice (Dec. 21) is the shortest day of the year, when the Northern Hemisphere tilts the farthest way from the sun. In the U.S. and many other countries, this day marks the official beginning of winter.