Festival of Lights!
Holiday Time Stories
Listen to magical tales of Universal Light, Peace and Good Will Toward All.
April can help you celebrate the season with traditional songs and stories from across the globe.
April telling the folktake Old Bufana, a Christmas story from Italy
April tells stories of Hannuka, Christmas, and Diwali,* the Winter Solstice and others. Pull up a chair and share the warmth.
Start a tradition in your school or community center with a program of stories of the season!
April brings stories from different cultures that illustrate the meaning of the Christmas miracle, or Jewish stories, like the People of Chelm, or the Indian Festival of Lights called Diwali.
Staten Island students listening
Learn how Coyote came to decorate the night sky (Native American story) or what happened when the Sun and the Moon (A story from India) and the Wind went out to dinner or just did the People of Chelm try to steal the moon or why is thirteen a baker's dozen.
Programs can be constructed to satisfy the needs of your audience.
*What is Diwali?
Diwali is a Hindu festival of lights, held in the period October to November. Associated with Lakshmi, the goddess of prosperity, marking the beginning of the fiscal year in India.
Or why not have April come and do a Unity Workshop with your youth or adult group!
April will lead your group through a series of challenges with activities that are fun, energizing and make you think. Participants will listen, think, share and get tell their own stories.
The Winter Wonderland Singers and Storytellers
Invite some carolers into your home! Or school or office party. April's Winter Wonderland Singers will accompany her stories, a capella, for a delightful and uplifting hour of entertainment.
Sing-a-long with your favorite seasonal songs:
Caroling, Caroling, Deck the Halls, Hey, Hey, Ho, Up on a Roof Top, Jingle Bell Rock, Rudolph, Twelve Days of X-Mas, Jingle Bells, Wish We You A Merry Christmas April and the Winter Wonderland Singers/p>
How to say Merry Christmas
Around the World
Argentina - Feliz Navidad! Brazil - Boas Festas! China (Mandarin) - Kung His Hsin Nien bing Chu Shen Tan! Croatia - Sretan Bozic! Denmark - Gladelig Jul! Esperanto - Gajan Kristnaskon! Finland - Hyvaa Joulua! France - Joyeux Noel! Germany - Froehliche Weihnachten! Greece - Kala Christouyenna! Hawaii - Mele Kalikimaka! Iceland - Gledileg Jol! India - Shub Naya Baras! Indonesia /Malaysia - Selamat Hari Natal! Iraq - Idah Saidan Wa Sanah Jadidah! Ireland - Nollaig Shona Dhuit! Italy - Buone Feste Natalizie! Japan - Shinnen omedeto! Korea - Sung Tan Chuk Ha! Lapland - Buorrit Juovllat! Native America (Navajo) - Merry Keshmish! Netherlands - Vrolijk Kerstfeest! New Zealand (Maori) - Meri Kirihimete! Philippines - Maligayang Pasko! Poland - Wesolych Swiat Bozego Narodzenia! Portugal - Boas Festas! Russia - Pozdrevlyayu s prazdnikom Rozhdestva is Novim Godom! Serbia - Hristos se rodi! Spain - Feliz Navidad! Sri Lanka - Nathar Puthu Varuda Valthukkal! Sweden + Norway - God Jul! Thailand - Sawadee Pee Mai! Vietnam - Chung Mung Giang Sinh! Yugoslavia - Cestitamo Bozic!;