Holiday Traditions of the Mohawk Valley

by NEW YORK DIGITAL NEWS



Holiday Traditions of the Mohawk Valley

America was a melting pot of traditions from around the world. The Puritans of New England did not celebrate Christmas. Early German and English immigrants to the Mohawk Valley were more accustomed to celebrating the holiday. In combining elements from various cultures, America developed unique traditions.

Oneida County History Center will host a look back at the holiday and winter traditions of central New York on Saturday, December 2 at 2 pm. William Sawyer, a park ranger for over 30 years, will present songs and stories about American holiday traditions in the Mohawk Valley.

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