Harvest Festivals Around the World

Did you know that Thanksgiving wasn't just a day to stuff your face full of turkey? It was originally a harvest festival, like those celebrated around the world! There is a festival celebrating having enough food to last the winter in almost every culture, no matter where you are live. Let's explore some together!

The Shadow in the Moon celebrates the Mid-Autumn Festival in China, a night where the people believe the moon is at its brightest. In this book, two sisters celebrate with stories of a moon goddess and tasty mooncakes!

The Best Sukkot Pumpkin Ever tells the story of Micah and how his family share their time in a soup kitchen to celebrate the Jewish festival of Sukkot, which stretches across seven days.

For a fun twist, try Shanghai Sukkah, a story of friends, Marcus and Liang, who find a way to celebrate their cultures together, by building a Sukkot sukkah for the Chinese Moon Festival!

Let's Celebrate Vaisakhi! is the tale of a festival in India, focused on giving and starting fresh for the year. Follow Maya, Neel and their pet squirrel as they learn more!

For a look at more harvest festivals around the world, check out Harvest Days: Giving Thanks Around The World, which explores twelve different cultures and how they celebrate the abundance of the harvest.