Special Days and Holidays

 

This is my favourite tool whenever I need a topic for a complete lesson or a nice little Extra. 

 

Check out the regularly updated calendar below to find the next special day that might interest your class/group/ pupil and helps you create a lively lesson. 

 

 

 

 


Date

1.3.21

 

 

3.3.21

 

 

8.3.21

 

 

14.3.21

 

 

17.3.21

 

 

19.3.21

 

 

20.3.21

 

 

21.3.21

 

 

22.3.21

 

 

23.3.21

 

 

1.4.21

 

 

2.4.21

 

 

4.4.21

 

 

5.4.21

 

 

7.4.21

 

 

12.4.21

 

 

18.4.

 

 

21.4.21

 

 

22.4.21

 

 

23.4.2021

 

 

29.4.21

 

 

30.4.21

 

 

1.5.21

 

 

2.5.21

 

 

3.5.21

 

 

4.5.21

 

 

5.5.21

 

 

13.5.21

 

 

15.5.21

 

 

20.5.21

 

 

21.5.21

 

 

26.5.21

 

 

31.5.21

 

 

3.6.21

 

 

5.6.21

 

 

8.6.21

 

 

14.6.21

 

 

15.6.21

 

 

21.6.21

 

 

4.7.21

 

 

12.7.21

 

 

18.7.21

 

 

21.7.21

 

 

30.7.21

 

 

2.8.21

 

 

12.8.21

 

 

29.8.21

 

 

30.8.21

 

 

6.9.21

 

 

17.9.21

 

 

21.9.21

 

 

23.9.21

 

 

27.9.21

 

 

30.9.21

 

 

5.10.21

 

 

9.10.21

 

 

11.10.21

 

 

16.10.21

 

 

31.10.21

 

 

1.11.21

 

 

5.11.21

 

 

11.11.21

 

 

14.11.21

 

 

18.11.21

 

 

21.11.21

 

 

25.11.21

 

 

28.11.21

 

 

30.11.21

 

 

10.12.21

 

 

21.12.21

 

 

25.12.21

 

 

26.12.21

 

 

31.12.21

 

 

1.1.22

 

 

4.1.22

 

 

5.1.22

 

 

15.1.22

 

 

24.1.22

 

 

25.1.22

 

 

1.2.22

 

 

2.2.22

 

 

11.2.21

 

 

13.2.21

 

 

14.2.22

 

 

15.2.22

 

 

21.2.22

 

 

1.3.22

 

 20.10.25

Special day

Zero Discrimination Day, St. David's Day (Wales)

 

 World Wildlife Day

 

 

International Women's Day

 

 

Mothering Sunday UK

 

 

St. Patrick's Day

 

 

Red Nose Day

 

 

International Day of Happiness

 

 

UNESCO World Poetry Day, Persian New Year, International Day of Forests

 

World Water Day

 

 

World Meteorological Day

 

 

April Fool's Day

 

 

Good Friday

 

 

Easter Sunday

 

 

Easter Monday

 

 

World Health Day

 

 

International Day of Human Space Flight

 

 

International Day for Monuments and Sites

 

 

Queen Elizabeth's birthday; World creativity and innovation day

 

Earth Day USA

 

 

World Book Day, St. George's Day (England)

 

 

International Dance Day

 

 

International Jazz Day

 

 

May Day

 

 

World Tuna Day

 

 

Early May Bank Holiday, World Press Freedom Day

 

Inofficial Star Wars Day (May the force...)

 

 

Cinco de Mayo (USA)

 

 

Ascension

 

 

International Day of Families

 

 

Whitsun, World Bee Day

 

 

World Tea Day

 

 

Vesak (Buddha Day, first full moon)

 

 

Spring Bank Holiday, Memorial Day (USA)

 

 

World Bicycle Day

 

 

World Environment Day

 

 

World Oceans Day

 

 

Flag Day (USA)

 

 

Father's Day UK

 

 

Summer solstice

 

 

Independence Day

 

 

Battle of the Boyne

 

 

Nelson Mandela International Day

 

 

Swan Upping (London)

 

 

International Day of Friendship

 

 

Summer Bank Holiday in Scotland

 

 

International Youth Day

 

 

Notting Hill Carnival until 30th

 

 

Summer Bank Holiday except Scotland

 

 

Rosh Hashanah (Jewish, till 8.9.), UNICEF World Children's Day, Labor Day (USA)

 

Citizenship Day (USA)

 

 

International Day of Peace

 

 

International Day of Sign Languages

 

 

World Tourism Day

 

 

International Translation Day

 

 

 World Teachers' Day

 

 

World Post Day

 

 

Columbus Day (USA)

 

 

World Food Day

 

 

World Cities Day, Halloween

 

 

All Saints' Day

 

 

Bonfire Night

 

 

Beginning of Carnival in Germany, Origami Day, Veterans' Day (USA), Remembrance Day (UK)

 Diwali

 

 

World Philosophy Day

 

 

World Television Day

 

 

Thanksgiving (US)

 

 

Hannukkah (until 6th December)

 

 

St. Andrews (Scotland)

 

 

Human Rights Day

 

 

Winter solstice

 

 

Christmas Day

 

 

Boxing Day, Kwanzaa (African American Awareness Week, USA) until January 1st

 

 New Year's Eve

 

 

New Year's Day

 

 

World Braille Day

 

 

Twelfth Night (UK)

 

 

Martin Luther King Jr Day

 

 

International Day of Education

 

 

Burns Night (Scotland)

 

 

Chinese New Year

 

 

Groundhog Day, Candlemas

 

 

International Day of Women and Girls in Science

 

World Radio Day

 

 

Valentine's Day

 

 

Susan B. Anthony's Birthday (USA)

 

 

Presidents' Day (Washingon's Birthday, USA)

 

Shrove Tuesday/ Pancake Day

 

World Statistics Day - only in years divisible by 5!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Extra material

The Story of Rosa Parks, school or sports projects

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

https://www.earthday.org/earth-day-2021/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Queen-Song "Bicycle Ride"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Local Traditions, English instructions for folding something simple

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Biographies Louis Braille, Helen Keller