Scoop Issue 25 Celebration & Tradition
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Celebration and Tradition
When we wrap our presents, turn on the Christmas lights, sit down to Christmas dinner, we become part of traditions collected over centuries from different places. Father Christmas is the English Old Christmas and the German Santa Claus who, in turn, is the Russian Saint Nicholas, giver of gifts to children. Christmas trees are from Germany, the lights a safer version of candles lit to dispel darkness and symbolise the sun returning. Holly, ivy and mistletoe belong to ancient British and Celtic traditions of decorating the home with evergreens, holding the promise of new life in the spring.
Clementine Macmillan-Scott, Publisher, grew up in both London and New York, and currently lives in Sussex. She has worked in literary publishing on the editorial and agenting side.
She spent two years in Sri Lanka running the Galle Literary Festival and implementing the Galle Children's Festival. She had the idea for Scoop two years ago when reading The Children's Newspaper, a paper that never talked down to it readers. It seemed to her that there was a need for such a publication for today's generation.
She founded Scoop with the goal that as many children as possible should be able find their way into a love of reading.