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 2021

National Tree Week

November 27 - December 5
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Hanukkah Festival of Lights 8 Days – Jewish Festival

November 28 - December 6
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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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December 2021


December 1
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Christingle celebrations are named after the Christingles that are lit during the ceremony. Christingles are oranges wrapped in red tape, decorated with dried fruit or sweets, with a candle on the top. During the service, each person takes a Christingle and the candles are all lit to create a warm, magical glow symbolising the light of Christ and bringing hope to people living in darkness. Christingles are made using oranges and a few other bits, as you choose. You light…

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Christmas Jumper Day

December 10

Christmas Jumper Day   On Save the Children's Christmas Jumper Day, all over the country, thousands of people will be donning their daftest, most wonderful jumpers - all for a good cause. Ask the children to wear a Christmas Jumper on the 10th December. more information can be found on the Christmas Jumper Day official website  Back to Calendar

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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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Kwanzaa – African Heritage

26/12/2021 - 01/01/2022
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An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day 26 of December, repeating until 26/12/2024

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Kwanzaa is a week long celebration held in the United States and other nations of the Western African diaspora in the Americas. African American culture is observed from December 26th to January 1st culminating in a feast and gift giving. Kwanzaa was created by Maulana Karenga and first celebrated in 1966-67. There are seven core principles and each of the seven days of Kwanzaa is dedicated to one of the following principles: Unity, Self determination, Collective work and responsibility, Co-operativae…

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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 2022

RSPB’s Big Schools’ Birdwatch


Big Schools' Birdwatch

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