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Holiday Traditions Issue Date: 12-21-2014

Cool Spots imageLearn how other countries celebrate the holidays at Why Christmas?, whychristmas.com. In Holland, children receive presents on Dec. 5 in celebration of Sinterklaas. Christmas Traditions & Customs is a great place to find out about everything from Candy Canes to Kwanzaa. In Christmas Around the World, choose from 65 countries and see how they observe the holidays. People in Spain traditionally have a big meal on Christmas Eve, attend Midnight Mass, and then celebrate Noche Buena with music in the streets.

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Meditate and Create Issue Date: 02-13-2011

Cool Spots imageThe Seattle Art Museum's Discovering Buddhist Art, www.seattleartmuseum.org/exhibit/interactives/buddhism/launchWin.htm, is the place to go to discover the artistry of the Buddhist religion. Select from categories, such as Buddhas, Animals and Containers, and begin your exploration of this collection. Different sections offer interviews with artists, video slide shows and in-depth looks at the artistic process. Be sure to pop over to Ritual Objects to see how Buddhist priests make offerings and meditate. This site is a feast for the eyes.

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Holiday Travel Issue Date: 12-24-2006

Cool Spots imageVoyage around the world to see how other countries celebrate Christmas at www.the-north-pole.com/around. In Denmark, dive into rice pudding where a special good luck charm might end up in your bowl. Hoteiosho carries a pack of presents in Japan and watches little boys and girls through eyes in the back of his head. Kids in India deck mango and banana trees to celebrate the season while Babouschka roams Russia passing out presents to children. This Christian holiday is everywhere, sparkling for all to see. (Disclaimer: This site now contains advertisements.)

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The World of Encantos Issue Date: 05-02-2004

Cool Spots imageStep closer to the Edge of Enchantment at www.nmai.si.edu/edge. The natives of Huatulco, Mexico, believe in "encantos," enchanted places where the human and spirit worlds intertwine. At a mountain cross, families put handwritten prayers into miniature houses made of sticks. There is a place by a river where you can eat all the fruit you want, but you'll turn to water if you try to take any home. Read with an open mind and you may find your own encanto.

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Sacred Chola Statues Issue Date: 03-21-2004

Cool Spots imageGaze upon The Sensuous and the Sacred: Chola Bronzes From South India at www.asia.si.edu/exhibitions/online/chola/chola.htm. Who's Who in Bronze reveals the identities of goddesses and gods. Process: From Wax to God follows the seven steps of creating a bronze statue. The process begins by molding beeswax mixed with resin from the shal tree, and it lasts for several days. Also learn about Puja, a worship honoring Hindu deities. Its rituals include bathing statues and burning incense.

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