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The Immigrant Origins of Christmas

Dec 21, 2018
Paola Flores-Marquez and Leya Speasmaker

Many of the traditions that we typically associate with Christmas have their origins in other countries. Immigrants, eager to celebrate a familiar and important holiday in their new home, shared their customs with neighbors who adopted them and added their own. Here are a few examples of beloved Christmas traditions integration has given us.

Read with your child and learn about being—and becoming—a citizen together!

Sep 18, 2018
LaRia Land and Kevin Nah

What does it mean to be a citizen? Different people would say different things, but no matter our background, every person has special talents to contribute to building our country. It is easy to understand why immigrants take citizenship very seriously. Many spend decades pursuing their dreams of providing a better life for their loved ones and becoming a U.S. citizen.

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