Christmas Long Ago & Seven Candles for Kwanzaa

Christmas Long Ago


“The Christmas tree tradition began in Germany in the 1700’s, when presents were placed under fir trees. When German immigrants came to America, they brought the tradition with them. 

When the German Prince Albert, husband of Queen Victoria, set up a Christmas tree in Windsor Castle in 1841, there was great excitement.  Soon thousands of people in England had Christmas trees, too. Most families had only one tree, but in royal families, every member had their own tree.

In the past, trees were lit carefully with real candles and decorated with beautiful glass ornaments that reflected the candlelight…”

(Christmas Long Ago)


Seven Candles for Kwanzaa

"Kwanzaa is a joyous African-American holiday that is seven days long. It begins on December 26, and lasts through the first day of January. 

The name Kwanzaa comes from the East African language of Swahili. It means first fruits of the harvest.”

(Seven Candles of Kwanzaa)

Please read our post about Half-Year Book Return

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Library Online Catalog - access searchable information about our collections at both the Lower School & High School campuses.

Parent Library (Early Childhood Library) explore our Waldorf Collections for Education. Parent Library is open for circulation at Coffee Hour and/or every Tuesdays (drop off time) & Thursdays (pick up time). By appt, contact Andrea Basso at
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