Do you participate in Hogmanay? How about Kwanzaa or Ayyám-i-Há? If you don’t know what these celebrations are all about, come to the second floor of the library to check out our display showcasing these and many other Winter Holiday Traditions celebrated in Topeka. The display will be up until Sunday, January 6, 2013.
OK, I won’t keep you in too much suspense, Hogmanay is a Scottish New Year celebration December 31-January 1 and Kwanzaa is an African-American celebration running from December 26-January 1 each year. Ayyám-i-Há is the Bahá’í celebration of the new year, celebrated February 26-March 1. For more information about all of these holidays and to see the Victorian Christmas decorations in the Topeka Room, please visit the second floor of the library.