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Hanukkah Storytime at NOMA
Thu, December 7th, 2023 at 3:30 PM
One event on Thu, December 14th, 2023 at 3:30 PM
Families are invited to celebrate a diversity of seasonal celebrations in New Orleans with storytime at NOMA. Join us on one of the dates below to learn about the holiday traditions of Hanukkah, Christmas, and Kwanzaa with readings that share why each holiday is unique.
Free with museum admission. Click the link above to reserve your ticket to the museum in advance.
Hanukkah: Toby Belfer Never Had a Christmas Tree by Gloria Pushker (read by NOMA docent Naomi Kornman)
Hanukkah is a Jewish holiday that lasts for eight nights in late November to mid-December, celebrating the miracle of light. Traditions include lighting candles on a menorah and eating foods fried in oil like potato latkes and doughnuts.
Thursday, December 7, at 3:30 pm
Thursday, December 14, at 3:30 pm
Christmas: The Night Before Christmas by Clement C. Moore and The Cajun Night Before Christmas by James Rice (read by Museum Gallery Attendant Linda Jackson)
Christmas is a Christian holiday commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ. It is celebrated annually on December 25 in unique ways worldwide, even in places with few Christians, though many festivities occur in the days and weeks before Christmas Day.
Thursday, December 21, at 3:30 pm
Friday, December 22, at 3:30 pm
Saturday, December 23, at 3:30 pm
Sunday, December 24, at 1:30 pm
Kwanzaa: Together For Kwanzaa by Juwanda G. Ford (read by Museum Gallery Attendant Linda Jackson)
Kwanzaa is centered on Nguzo Saba, the seven principles of Blackness, and is celebrated annually between December 26 and January 1. Kwanzaa honors African-American heritage, history, and culture through a week of giving thanks, sharing meals, spending time with loved ones, and meaningful gift-giving. The 2023 Annual Kwanzaa Theme is “Kwanzaa, Freedom, Justice and Peace: Principles and Practices For A New World”.