Another fresh new year is here . . .
Another year to live!
To banish worry, doubt, and fear,
To love and laugh and give!
This bright new year is given me
To live each day with zest . . .
To daily grow and try to be
My highest and my best!
–William Arthur Ward
Our New Year started with holiday celebrations. In January, we have lots of holidays around the world: New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Solnal, Twelfth Night, Epiphany, Julian Christmas, Pongal, Jewish New Year of the Trees, Burns Night, Australia Day, Save the Eagles Day, Amelia Earhart Day, Ben Franklin’s Birthday, Tu B’Shevat, Aquarius, Christa, McAuliffe Day, Tet, Inauguration Day, National Thank You Month…. The following is a recommended reading list for some information about these holiday celebrations in 2011. Happy New Year!
Seasons & celebrations / Pat Miller. 2004, 025.56 M649s 2004
323.092 K53h 1984
323.092 K53k 1998
King : a comic book biography / [Ho Che Anderson ; introduction by Stanley Crouch, edited by Gary Groth]. 2005
323.092 K532 2005
Martin Luther King Jr. / Jean Darby. 2005
232.092 K53d 2006
The civil rights movement / Kevin Supples. 2003,
Old English customs, extant at the present time; an account of local observances, festival customs, and ancient ceremonies yet surviving in Great Britain. London, Methuen  /Ditchfield, P. H. (Peter Hampson). 1968
394.2 B846f 2002
Rosh Hashanah anthology./ Goodman, Philip.1970
/Spicer, Dorothy Gladys. 1969
394.26 G823a 1975
Holidays, festivals, and celebrations of the world dictionary : detailing more than 2,000 observances from all 50 states and more than 100 nations / edited by Helene Henderson and Sue Ellen Thompson. 1997
394.26 H732 1997
394.26 H732 1998
/Ickis, Marguerite, 1964
394.26 I17b 1964
394.26 O58 2003
394.26089073 M535L 2000
American book of days; a compendium of information about holidays, festivals, notable anniversaries and Christian and Jewish holy days, with notes on other American anniversaries worthy of remembrance. Rev. by Helen Douglas Compton./Douglas, George William. 1948
Stations of the sun : a history of the ritual year in Britain / Ronald Hutton.1997
394.26941 H985 1997
Fiestas in Mexico : complete guide to celebrations throughout the country / [photographs, Ruth D. Lechuga, Walter Reuter ; edition [sic] Federico Santiago E.].1978
394.26972 F468 1978
Fairs & festivals of the Pacific Northwest : a visual journey through the celebrations of Washington, Oregon, and British Columbia / text by Lewis Green ; with photography by Kay Green. /Green, Lewis.
394.6 G796f 1985
398.209519 B139n 2007
428.0071 C585e 1990
529.3 R514m 1999
811.52 B259t 1986
New year, by Pearl S. Buck. Pearl Sydenstricker).1970
813.52 B922n 1970
294.5 M214 2002
Olatunji! Drums of passion [sound recording]./Olatunji, Babatunde. 1983
323.4 K53e 2009
From Dr. King to President Obama [videorecording] : racial vision, racial blindness, and racial politics in Obamerica / Eduardo Bonilla-Silva ; filmed and produced by Highline Community College. Bonilla-Silva, Eduardo. 2009
323.4 K53f 2009
323.4 K53t 2009
780.92 K26i 2009
On holiday [electronic resource] : a history of vacationing / Orvar Lèofgren. Lèofgren, Orvar. 1999, Electronic Book
Festive teacher [electronic resource] : multicultural activities for your curriculum / Steve Springer, Brandy Alexander, and Kimberly Persiani-Becker. Springer, Steve. 2008, Electronic Book
Philadelphia Mummers [electronic resource]: building community through play / Patricia Anne Masters. Masters, Patricia Anne, 2007, Electronic Book
Chase’s calendar of events 2009 [electronic resource] : the ultimate go-to guide for special days, weeks, and months. New York : McGraw-Hill Professional, 2009, Online – Electronic Book
New Year wishes are bound by any languages but, you always want to convey the Happy New Year to all you loved ones. Express the new beginning greetings by sending the Happy New Year in different languages to all your friends who stay in various parts of the world. Here is the list of New Year greetings in different languages for you to impress your friends who are residing outside the US.”
“At Holiday Insights, you will find fun, information, and lots more about every holiday you can imagine. We’ve got you covered on the big ones, the small ones, and all of them in between, whether you are looking up information, doing a school report, looking for Ecards or screensavers, clipart perhaps, or just having fun, surf on through and come back often.”
FamilyCulture.com provides some information about Tet, the Vietnamese New Year.
Frommers.com shows us some celebrations in January, 2011 around the world.
The Internet Public Library displays some useful links to the holidays in January around the world.
The Internet Public library website presents “some Information about New Year‘s traditions. It includes a brief history of New Year‘s resolutions, information about the celebration of new years in ancient cultures, global good luck traditions, a list of common resolutions, and the lyrics…”
The Internet Public Library website provides the links to Chinese New Year, including some information of celebrations, the history of Chinese New Year, the Chinese solar/lunar calendar, the animals of the Chinese zodiac, and so on.
The Internet Public Library website has the collection of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday celebration.
http://www.thekingcenter.org/KingCenter/Welcome.aspx “ The King Center. Located in Atlanta’s Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site, The King Center utilizes diverse communications media, including books, audio and video cassettes, film, television, CDs, DVDs and web pages, to reach out far beyond its physical boundaries to educate people all over the world about Dr. King’s life, work and his philosophy and methods of nonviolent conflict-reconciliation and social change.”
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/special/mlk/ The Seattle Times Archive on Martin Luther King, Jr. “This Web site created by The Seattle Times in 1996, contains the story of a remarkable man, images of a tumultuous time, and perspectives of politicians, academics, students and the many, ordinary citizens whose lives he touched.”
http://mlk-kpp01.stanford.edu/ “ Stanford University’s Martin Luther King, Jr., Papers Project, the King Research and Education Institute provides an institutional home for a broad range of activities illuminating the Nobel Peace laureate’s life and the movements he inspired. The Institute’s endowment supports programs that serve as an enduring link between Stanford’s research resources and King’s dream of global peace with social justice.”
http://www.mlkmemorial.org/ Washington DC Martin Luther King Jr National Memorial Official website for this Martin Luther King, Jr. memorial leads a “collaborative funding, design, and construction process in the creation of a memorial to honor his national and international contributions to world peace through non-violent social change”.