Hanukkah

A pile of colorful dreidels (© Sarah L. Voisin/The Washington Post via Getty Images)

Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights, and a game called ‘dreidel’

Learn about the Jewish festival Hanukkah. This is part of a series that looks at religious holidays as observed by Americans.
Group of men in suits walking down city street (Dani Diamond)

Make way for the Maccabeats [video]

May is Jewish American Heritage Month in the United States. Meet an a cappella group that combines pop songs with Jewish traditions.
Time-lapse photo of sun traversing the sky (© AP Images)

Across America, winter celebrations

Americans love a party, and winter offers several holidays for family and friends to meet and celebrate religious and cultural events.

Everyday conversations: Holiday season in the U.S. [audio]

Practice American English by reading and listening to these real-world everyday conversations. Here, students discuss their plans for the holiday season.

During winter holidays, Americans rejoice, reflect and reach out to those...

American winter holidays are as diverse as the people who celebrate them. But they have a few things in common: reflection and reaching out to the needy.