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The lessons in this issue introduce students to the celebratory rituals of various cultures. The students compare birthday rituals from other cultures with those of their own. Include are a history of the song “Happy Birthday,” objects from Smithsonian collections, and a photo album of celebrations and special occasions from across the globe.

Students research and report on personal and community birthday rituals around the world, as well as create their own piñata.

Note: This is an archival publication dating back to 1982 and any supplements or suggestions for off-site education may not be available.

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Art to Zoo is produced by the Smithsonian Center for Education and Museum Studies. Teachers may duplicate the materials for educational purposes.

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