For 4th level students:
Christmas is coming, let’s start to discover some of their “special” objects and traditions:
Holly as long been associated with winter holidays. Early Europeans used holly as ornamentation during their winter solstice celebrations. The winter solstice, which occurs in late December in the northern hemisphere, was the longest night of the year and signified the gradual lengthening of days and coming spring — a cause for celebration. Holly’s symbolism of the new season.