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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April 2023

Easter Sunday

09/04/2023
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Easter Sunday or Easter Day is the most important day of the year for Christians. It is when they celebrate that three days after being killed Jesus rose from the dead and defeated evil forever. The Easter Day is the first Sunday after the first full moon on or after the March equinox. Churches are filled with flowers on Easter Day, these represent new life. Priests wear their brightest robes in celebration. Easter Day is the end of Lent and…

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June 2023

World Environment Day

05/06/2023
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An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day 5 of June, repeating until 05/06/2024

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World Environment Day is the United Nations’ flagship day for promoting worldwide awareness and action for the environment. Over the years, it has grown to be one of the largest global platforms for public outreach, celebrated by millions of people in well over 100 countries.   If current consumption patterns and waste management practices continue, then by 2050 there will be around 12 billion tonnes of plastic litter in landfills and the environment. See what's in your Bin ! What…

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World Ocean Day

08/06/2023
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An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day 8 of June, repeating indefinitely

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World Oceans Day takes place every year on the 8th June. This international celebration raises awareness of the importance of our oceans. The oceans cover 71 percent of the Earth's surface. The oceans are home to millions of Earth's plants and animals—from tiny single-celled organisms to the gargantuan blue whale the planet's largest living animal. Fish, octopuses, squid, eels, dolphins, and whales swim the open waters. While crabs, octopuses, starfish, oysters, and snails crawl and scoot along the ocean bottom.  

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July 2023

Canada Day

01/07/2023
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An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day 1 of July, repeating until 01/07/2025

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Canada Day, observed on July 1st every year. Canada Day marks the anniversary of the day the North American country’s three colonies, Canada, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, came together. The three colonies formed a Dominion that was part of the British Empire – and is now  a member of the Commonwealth. People celebrate with concerts, parades and firework displays.

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October 2023

World Animal Day

04/10/2023
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An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day 4 of October, repeating indefinitely

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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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Talk like a Pirate Day

19/10/2023
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An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on of [month], repeating until 19/09/2024

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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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Boxing Day

26/10/2023
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An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on of [month], repeating until 23/12/2024

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Halloween

31/10/2023
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An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day 31 of October, repeating indefinitely

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The word Halloween literally means the evening before All Hallows Day or All Saint’s Day, celebrated on November 1. Halloween is also the shortened name of Allhalloween, All Hallows’ Evening and All Saints Eve which is celebrated on October 31. The origin and meaning of Halloween is derived from ancient Celtic harvest festival. Halloween activities include trick-or-treating, attending Halloween costume parties, carving pumpkins into jack-o'-lanterns, apple bobbing. Back to Calendar

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November 2023

Bonfire Night

05/11/2023
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An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day 5 of November, repeating indefinitely

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On November 5th people across the UK celebrate Bonfire Night as it is the anniversary of the attempt to blow up the Houses of Parliament by a group led by a man called Guy Fawkes in 1605.  Bonfires are lit to burn the 'guy' a kind of dummy that represents Fawkes and fireworks are set off. There is a famous poem by John Milton: Remember remember the Fifth of November The Gunpowder Treason and Plot I know of no reason…

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December 2023

Kwanzaa – African Heritage

26/12/2023 - 01/01/2024
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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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