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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January 2021

Australia Day

January 26
Festival and Celebration Calendar

AUSTRALIA DAY Australia Day is the official National Day of Australia. Celebrated annually on 26 January, it marks the anniversary of the 1788 arrival of the First Fleet of British Ships at Port Jackson, New South Wales, and the raising of the Flag of Great Britain at Sydney Cove by Governor Arthur Phillip. The day is celebrated with family gatherings, picnics, barbecues, parades and fireworks. Try some of these activities : Find out about different animals that live in Australia Learn…

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February 2021

Safer Internet Day

February 9
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Safe Internet Day   Safer Internet Day is celebrated globally in February each year, to promote the safe and positive use of digital technology for children and young people and inspire a national conversation. Safe Internet Day offers the opportunity to highlight positive uses of technology and to explore the role we all play in helping to create a better and safer online community. It calls upon young people, parents, carers, teachers, social workers, law enforcement, companies, policymakers, and wider, to…

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Chinese New Year ( Year of the OX )

February 12 - February 19
Chinese new year OX

Chinese New Year marks the first day of the New Year in the Chinese calendar, which differs from the Gregorian calendar. It is also known as the Spring Festival or the Lunar New Year. Every year is represented by a zodiac animal sign. Chinese New Year marks the first day of the New Year in the Chinese calendar, which differs from the Gregorian calendar. It is also known as the Spring Festival or the Lunar New Year. Every year is…

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Valentine’s Day

February 14
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Valentine's Day Valentine's Day is a Christian celebration known as the feast day of Saint Valentine signifying the celebration of love and affection held annually on February 14th. The custom of sending cards, flowers, chocolates and other gifts originated in the UK. The celebration of Saint Valentine did not have any romantic connotations until Chaucer's poetry about 'Valentines' in the 14th century.  

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Pancake Day

February 16
Shrove Tuesday

Pancake Day is also known around the world as Shrove Tuesday. It falls on the day before Ash Wednesday each year, the first day of Lent. Why not have a Pancake race: Give each child a saucepan and a pancake. Establish the length of the race and how many times the pancake must be tossed before reaching the finishing post. If a pancake falls out of the pan, you have to return to the start!  

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Love You Pet Day

February 19 - February 20
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Feeding and caring for a pet encourages childhood responsibility. Children with pets display improved impulse control, social skills and self-esteem. Kids with pets get outside more—to go for walks, run and play—and enjoy all the associated health benefits. Pets Enrich the Classroom Experience Even kids with no exposure to animals or nature in their home environment can see, feel, touch and make connections to the wide world of animals. A pet brings increased sensitivity and awareness of the feelings and…

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Fairtrade Fortnight

February 22
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Fairtrade Fortnight Where does our food come from? The foods we eat are produced all around the world. Think about some of the different snacks you might have during your break times at school. Get the children thinking about where their food comes from, it’s worth reminding them that Fairtrade is all about helping the farmers in other countries who grow our food to earn enough money, because many of them are so poor they can’t even feed their own…

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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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