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Holidays around the world

Heath Safratowich and Jalen Hensel prepare to cut out their “gingerbread” people. Beautiful gingerbread houses and cookies are a German tradition. (Shannon Geisen / Enterprise)1 / 2
Mrs. Madsen assists Memphis Claflin and Grace Officer with making “krumkake” on a special, decorative two-side iron griddle. The Norwegian waffle cookie is made with flour, butter, eggs, sugar and cream. (Shannon Geisen / Enterprise)2 / 2

Century Elementary second graders turned into world travelers Monday, learning about winter holidays celebrated in different countries. Each classroom taught students about a country’s holiday foods, festivals, clothing, traditions and more. This year’s event focused on Germany, France, Israel, Norway and Russia.