Enjoying a Summer Day!

“Some of the best memories are made in flip flops.”– Kellie Elmore

In the USA, some children have a tradition of going fishing with their family or visiting the beach.

"Fishing at Cape Cod" by Dan, age 13 from USA

“Fishing at Cape Cod” by Dan, age 13 from USA

 

Another common activity children from the USA participate in during the summer is making s’mores, a dessert treat involving chocolate, marshmallows, and graham crackers.

 

"Marshmallows Around the Fire" by Lianna, age 14 from USA

“Marshmallows Around the Fire”
by Lianna, age 14 from USA

"Summer Festival" by Ayumu, age 12 from Japan

“Summer Festival”
by Ayumu, age 12 from Japan

Japan hosts many summer festivals, exciting parades typically celebrating local deities. These festivals often involve performers and big parade floats that carry the kami, or Shinto deity.

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“Midsummer Night” by Tanin, age 13 from Latvia

On June 23rd and 24th, Latvia celebrates Midsummer, honoring the Christian martyr St John the Baptist. Women wear crowns of flowers and men wear oak leaves. Latvians sing special folk songs and enjoy traditional food, such as Jāņi cheese.

"Swimming" by Mohammad, age 11 from Saudi Arabia

“Swimming” by Mohammad, age 11 from Saudi Arabia

Children around the world celebrate and appreciate their summers differently.
How do you enjoy your summer?
By Olivia Pritchard
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