Describes the origins of New Year traditions and ways in which the coming of the new year is celebrated around the world. From ancient to modern times, celebrations & rituals connected with the New Year are presented.
Young Esther has earned a special gragger (whirling noisemaker) by delivering charitable gifts on Purim, a Jewish holiday based on the story of Queen Esther. Now she is ready to carry her gragger in the festive Purim parade! Like the legendary Queen, Esther displays courage and wit when an older bully tries to steal her gragger. -- from Amazon.