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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September 2020

Father’s Day – Australia / NZ

September 6
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Father's Day is celebrated worldwide to recognize the contribution that fathers and father figures make to the lives of their children.

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Roald Dahl Day

September 13
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A day to celebrate the wonderful life of Roald Dahl. Born 1916 - Died 1990. Author of so many beloved children's books such as : James and the Giant Peach, Matilda, Fantastic Mr Fox, BFG plus many more. He still remains for many the world's No: 1 storyteller. What's your favourite ? Find out more information about the celebrations planned   Back to Calendar  

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Talk like a Pirate Day

September 19
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Talk like a Pirate Day was created in 1995 by John Bauer (Ol' Chumbucket) and Mark Summers (Cap'n Slappy), who proclaimed September 19th each year as the day when everyone in the world should talk like a pirate. Fantastic opportunity for some fun fancy dress !!! Here's a few to get you going : Ahoy! - Hello  Aye! - Yes Booty - Treasure  Colours - Flag  Matey - Shipmate      

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Recycle Week

September 21 - September 25
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Recycling with kids is incredibly important to do, and a good concept to promote as parents and educators. Recycling 1 ton of paper can save 17 trees, 7,000 gallons of water, 2 barrels of oil, and 4,000 kilowatts of electricity. Ideas for activities : Junk Robot,  Make a Bird Feeder, Junk Model Spacecraft. Recycle Week Website        

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October 2020

Mid Autumn Festival / Moon Festival

October 1
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Mid Autumn Festival / Moon Festival is celebrated all over the world. Making and sharing mooncakes is one of the hallmark traditions of this festival. In Chinese culture, a round shape symbolizes completeness and reunion. Thus, the sharing and eating of round mooncakes among family members during the week of the festival signifies the completeness and unity of families Activities : Making Colorful Lanterns

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ADHD Awareness Month

October 1
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Children with ADHD are likely to have poor concentration, be impulsive and often insatiable. They may have speech, language or communication difficulties; social skills are generally an area of concern. Young children with ADHD have difficulty working with others of a similar age. ADHD is a non-discriminatory disorder affecting people of every age, gender, IQ, religious and socio-economic background. Up to 30% of children and 25-40% of adults with ADHD have a co-existing anxiety disorder. Experts claim that up to 70% of those…

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Black History Month

October 1
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Celebrating Black History Month. Celebrate the achievements of black men and women throughout history.    

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World Animal Day

October 4

World Animal Day The mission of World Animal Day, according to the official World Animal Day website is to raise the status of animals in order to improve welfare standards around the globe. Research has shown that there are numerous benefits in encouraging children to care for animals. For young children, looking after a companion animal can help develop a sense of responsibility and compassion, and can help in coming to terms with some of life’s more difficult issues, such…

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World Space Week

October 4 @ 12:00 am - October 10 @ 11:59 pm BST
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World Space Week is celebrated  4th - 10th October schools around the world. A week long festival that will inspire young astronauts about the wonderful world of space. From learning about the planets in our solar system to building a rocket set for the moon. more information : http://www.worldspaceweek.org/    

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Dussehra – Hindu Festival

October 25
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The annual Hindu festival of Dussehra, or Vijayadashami as it's alternatively known, symbolizing the victory of good over evil, began Thursday. Dussehra is celebrated on the 10th day of the month known as Ashwin in the Hindu calendar, which traditionally corresponds to September or October of the Gregorian calendar. The first nine days are celebrated during what's known as Maha Navratri, meaning ninth night, and culminate on the tenth day when Dussehra begins. The festival of lights Diwali is celebrated twenty days after Dussehra.

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