“Christmas in Louisiana”
 

1.  Bring an “ornament” that is representative of Louisiana (ex. resources, nature, history, economy, etc.).

2.  Research the following Christmas festivals found in Louisiana.  You may use the websites that are given.

“Festival of Lights”
www.christmasfestival.com/history.php

1.  In what city is it held?_____________________________________________________

2.  When does the festival begin? _______________________________________________

3.  Along what body of water are most of the lighted displays found? _________________________________________________________________________

4.  In addition to the lighted displays, what other attractions or activities are held during the festival?  _________________________________________________________________________
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5.  When can you watch the fireworks display? ______________________________________
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“Festival of the Bonfires”
www.stargazer.net/bonfires/

1.  Along the banks of what river, are the bonfires built? _______________________________
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2.  When are the bonfires lit?  ___________________________________________________

3.  Which parish host this festival? ________________________________________________

4.  Give at least two explanations for the origin of this festival.
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5.  Draw an example of the bonfires built for this festival ( on back or on an attached sheet).