Festival & Celebration Calendar

This is a calendar of celebrations and festivals around the world. Each celebration should ideally be celebrated at or very near the time of the actual celebration. This enables the children to have rich, meaningful experiences and learn purposefully. This gives the children an ideal opportunity to find out about the similarities and differences between cultures and communities. By celebrating every counties celebrations children will not only understand British Values but just as importantly other Countries Values. Where You Tube Videos have been suggested please note we do not create these videos and Early Years Staffroom take no responsibility for their content. Please check the videos for suitability.

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March 2021

St David’s Day

March 1
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St David's Day is celebrated in Wales and by Welsh people throughout the world on 1st March. Dydd Gŵyl Dewi Hapus! means ‘Happy St David’s Day’ in Welsh. It was declared Wales' national day of celebration in the 18th Century and it is still celebrated throughout the country. According to legend, St David ordered Britons to wear leeks in their helmets so that they could recognise each other during battle with Saxon invaders. St David's Day celebrations normally involve singing…

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World Book Day

March 4
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World Book Day It's a celebration of authors, illustrators, books and (most importantly) it's a celebration of reading. In fact, it's the biggest celebration of its kind, designated by UNESCO as a worldwide celebration of books and reading, and marked in over 100 countries all over the world. The main aim of World Book Day in the UK and Ireland is to encourage children to explore the pleasures of books and reading by providing them with the opportunity to have…

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Mother’s Day ( UK )

March 14
Mothers Day

Mothering Sunday, sometimes known as Mother's Day, is held on the fourth Sunday of Lent. It is exactly three weeks before Easter Sunday and usually falls in the second half of March or early April. Mother's Day, or Mothering Sunday, is now a day to honour mothers and other mother figures, such as grandmothers, stepmothers and mothers-in-law. Many people make a special effort to visit their mother. They take cards and gifts to her and may treat her to brunch,…

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St Patrick’s Day

March 17
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St. Patrick’s Day occurs annually on March 17 in observance of the death of St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. What began as a religious feast day in the 17th century has evolved into a variety of festivals across the globe celebrating Irish culture with parades, special foods, music, dancing, and a whole lot of green. St. Patrick's Day. St Patrick's Day is a global celebration of Irish culture on or around March 17. It particularly remembers St Patrick,…

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Red Nose Day

March 19
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Red Nose Day is a great way to get your children involved in giving to charities and those less fortunate than themselves. Since its launch in 1988, Red Nose Day has become something of a British institution. It’s the day when people across the land can get together and raise money at home, school and work.

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Holi Festival Of Colour – Hindu Festival

March 29 - March 30
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Holi is a Hindu festival that marks the arrival of spring. Known widely as the Festival of Colour, it takes place over two days, and is a celebration of fertility, colour, and love, as well as the triumph of good versus evil. A colourful festival, with dancing, singing, and throwing of powder paint and coloured water. Have fun by smearing each other with paint and throwing coloured water at each other, all done in a spirit of celebration Whole class paint…

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Vincent Van Gogh’s Birthday

March 30
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April 2021

Good Friday

April 2
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Good Friday is a Christian holiday commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death at Calvary. The date varies from one year to the next. Some countries have laws prohibiting dancing and horse racing that are seen as not appropriate to the solemn nature of the day, Church services are held. Different countries have different traditions. Hot Cross Buns are traditionally eaten on Good Friday in the Britain and Australia.

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Easter Sunday

April 4

Easter Sunday or Easter Day is the most important day of the year for Christians. It is when they celebrate that three days after being killed Jesus rose from the dead and defeated evil forever. The Easter Day is the first Sunday after the first full moon on or after the March equinox. Churches are filled with flowers on Easter Day, these represent new life. Priests wear their brightest robes in celebration. Easter Day is the end of Lent and…

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Ramadan Starts – 1 Month

April 12
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The Muslim festival of Ramadan is a holy month of fasting, prayer, reading the Qur’an, refraining from bad behavior, and doing acts if charity. During the month of Ramadan, Muslims won't eat or drink between dawn and sunset. This is called fasting. Not everybody fasts during Ramadan. Children, pregnant women, the elderly and those who are ill or who are travelling don't have to fast. Ramadan is also a time for spiritual reflection, prayer, doing good deeds and spending time…

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