Celebrations Around the World Celebrations around the world. Come join us and celebrate! Celebrations around the world. Come on and celebrate now! Many holidays in many lands. Come along with me and take my hand. Travel around the earth to different worlds. See the flags unfurl! Come and join us as we move along, learning customs as we sing a song. New traditions we can celebrate. We can hardly wait! Celebrations around the world. Come join us and celebrate! Celebrations around the world. Come on and celebrate now! Come on and celebrate now! Carnival (Galiger) It’s the biggest party, what a festival! In Rio de Janeiro, they really have a ball. All the pretty costumes everyone enjoys. No, it’s not just for grown ups, it’s for all the girls and boys. Carnival, Carnival You can call it Fat Tuesday or Mardi Gras. Carnival, Carnival. It’s the wildest, merriest, happiest festival. You can do the Samba, drummers play the beat. Just wear our fancy costume while dancing down the street. Bands and floats competing, the crowds will cheer them on. Now everybody join in, everybody come along. Crop Over - Benson Cutting de sugar cane haul to de mill. Plenty of work done, talk of it still. Harvest is over now so let us sing. Dance de calypso, choose queen and king, Crop over, crop over, crop over, crop over Down in Barbados, down in de islands, celebrating! All of de little ones, they off from school. Learn of de old days, sugar cane ruled. So, have de feasting now, dance in de street. Dress up de animals. Oh, what a treat. Boxing Day - Goulet Come on, mates, don’t hesitate, ‘cause there’s a special way; to celebrate a lass or bloke who worked on Christmas Day. From Britain to Australia and points along the way, There’s a day the workers play, they call it Boxing Day. Boxing Day, Boxing Day. It’s a very, very, merry day for working folks to play. Not a day to punch or fight, oh, no don’t get that wrong. Well, it’s a day for charity, or restin’ all day long. And if your boss is comin’ through, this is what he’ll do: give a box to open up with somethin’ nice for you. Fiesta Del Grille – Galiger Join me maestro, come to Florence, singing crickets tell of springtime. Get your cages, bring a picnic and your cricket; Now it’s springtime! Fiesta del Grille, Fiesta del Grille. Join me maestro, come to Florence, for Fiesta del Grille. Mamma mia, come to see a, all the crickets, luck comes with them. Day is over, sun is setting, crickets fretting; We must free them! Fiesta del Grille, Fiesta del Grille. Mamma mia, come to see-a the Fiesta del Grille. Deuska Moroz – Goulet On New Year’s in Russia we wait up to see if Deuska Moroz will leave gifts ‘neath the tree. Look for Grandfather Frost, now. He should be here at midnight. See the white snow maiden standing by his side. Ah! Play the balalaika, dance the pereplyas. Then, when it’s midnight we will go outside. Sakura - Smith Sakura, Sakura, Cherry Blossom Festival; Haru ga kita, spring has come, spring has come. Now is the time, smell the fragrance if you please. Capture the beauty of flowers birds and trees. See cherry blossoms in park of countryside. Taking the time to be there when spring arrives. Kivuno - Smith Eeh, Kivuno, the time of harvest. Now we reap what we have sown. Eh, Kivuno, the time of harvest. Thanks for all the (fruits/grains/foods) which have grown. Odwira (ALL) Odwira, Odwira, Odwira, yi yi, Odwira, Odwira, celebrate with me. Ghana’s where they’re celebratin’, even those who roam. It’s a time when everyone’s returning to their home. In our country, in September, this is what you’ll see. Make amends with all our friends, our tribe and family. Everybody gather round to cook delicious food. Drummer poundin’ people soundin’, puts you in the mood. At the end, family, friends, hear the sound, drummers pound. CELEBRATE! Remembrance Day (Benson) Remember to wear a poppy on Remembrance Day. We must honor those who stood and fought for us in countries so far away. For those who gave their very all when answering the call. We think of them all on Remembrance Day. Remember to wear a poppy on Remembrance Day. The eleventh hour of the eleventh month, and on the eleventh day. A wave of silence ‘cross the land for those who took a stand, both woman and man on Remembrance Day.