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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November 2020

Anti Bullying Week

November 9 - November 13
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Anti Bullying Week -  #AntiBullyingWeek A safe and supportive school climate can help prevent bullying. Safety starts in the classroom. When adults respond quickly and consistently to bullying behavior they send the message that it is not acceptable. Research shows this can stop bullying behavior over time. Parents, school staff, and other adults in the community can help kids prevent bullying by talking about it. Building a safe school environment, and creating a community-wide bullying prevention strategy.   More information…

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Diwali – Hindu Festival

November 13 - November 16
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Diwali Festival of Light Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, is the most popular of all the festivals from South Asia. It is also the occasion for celebrations by Jains and Sikhs as well as Hindus. The word Diwali comes from the Sanskrit word deepavali, meaning "rows of lighted lamps". Houses, shops and public places are decorated with small oil lamps called diyas. People also enjoy fireworks and sweets too, so it's really popular with children. Why not make a Rangoli on…

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December 2020

Hanukkah Festival of Lights 8 Days – Jewish Festival

December 10 - December 18
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Hanukkah - Jewish Festival Hanukkah or Chanukah is the Jewish Festival of Lights. The word Hanukkah means rededication and commemorates the Jews' struggle for religious freedom. In the western calendar Hanukkah is celebrated in November or December. The Menorah is an eight-branched candelabrum which is lit from right to left during Hanukkah. Each night one candle is lit until all eight candles are alight. Regular daily prayers are said and blessings are recited. Traditional Hanukkah treats are potato pancakes and…

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Christmas Eve

December 24
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Christmas Eve is the evening or entire day before Christmas Day, the festival commemorating the birth of Jesus. Christmas Day is observed around the world.

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Christmas Day

December 25
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Christmas is an annual festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ, observed on December 25 as a religious and cultural celebration among billions of people around the world.

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Boxing Day

December 26
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New Years Eve

December 31
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An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day 31 of December, repeating until 31/12/2022

New Years Eve New Year's Eve is celebrated on 31st December observed by users of the Gregorian calendar around the world who have been celebrating the start of each new year for at least four millennia. It is often observed with fireworks at the stroke of midnight as the new year starts in each time zone. In Scotland, New Year's Eve is called Hogmanay.  In England, Big Ben striking 12 signifies the start of New Year with hugs kisses and the…

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January 2021

Australia Day

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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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March 2021

Mother’s Day ( UK )

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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Holi Festival Of Colour – Hindu Festival

29/03/2021 - 30/03/2021
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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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