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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February 2020

Pancake Day

February 25
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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March 2020

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 5
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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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ABC Does….Excellence In Early Years Conference – Manchester

March 6
Early Years Events

Excellence In Early Years Conference - 6th March Manchester - Studio Venues How the theory translates into effective everyday practice This one day conference is intended for all Early Years practitioners and will provide practical ideas for planning and provision which develop quality play and learning. Our Early Years settings should be the best place to learn and achieve. There is huge potential to really engage children in their learning through quality play experiences in a stimulating environment. All too…

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Holi Festival Of Colour – Hindu Festival

March 9 - March 10
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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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Sport Relief

March 9 - March 13
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Sport Relief is a biennial charity event from Comic Relief. Sport Relief is still chasing the same goals we always have – improving health and wellbeing in schools around the country. Fundraising website - SPORT RELIEF WEBSITE 

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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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ABC Does….Excellence In Early Years Conference – Aberdeen

March 19

Excellence In Early Years Conference - 19th March Aberdeen ( Double Tree by Hilton Hotel ) How the theory translates into effective everyday practice This one day conference is intended for all Early Years practitioners and will provide practical ideas for planning and provision which develop quality play and learning. Our Early Years settings should be the best place to learn and achieve. There is huge potential to really engage children in their learning through quality play experiences in a…

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Mother’s Day ( UK )

March 22
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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Vincent Van Gogh’s Birthday

March 30
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