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Junior School: Celebrations Around the World

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CELEBRATIONS AROUND THE WORLD

Celebrations Around the World | Celebration around the world, Alphabet for  kids, Holidays around the world

 

CELEBRATION BOOKS

A Certain Celebration – Elaine McNamara – Marriage Celebrant

 

celebration is a special enjoyable event that people organize because something pleasant has happened or because it is someone's birthday or anniversary.

AUSTRALIA DAY

Australia Day 26 January 2020

 

On Australia Day (26 January) we reflect on what it means to be Australian. We celebrate all the things we love about our country—our home, our history and our people.

Australia Day was called “Foundation Day” in the early part of the nineteenth century, and was typically marked by sporting events including horse racing and boat races. The first colony to declare Australia Day as a public holiday was New South Wales in 1838, on the 50th anniversary of the Sydney Cove landing.

CHRISTMAS

Christmas - Wikipedia

 

Christmas is the observance of Jesus’ humble birth in a stable in Bethlehem. The holiday also celebrates the events surrounding his birth, such as an angel’s appearance to shepherds, telling them to visit the newborn king.

EASTER

Does The Easter Bunny Have A Sustainable Supply Chain?

Easter is a Christian holiday that celebrates the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. The Friday before Easter is called Good Friday. It is the day that Jesus was crucified on the cross at Calvary.
 

TRADITIONAL HOLIDAY FOODS

The AGCO Happy Holidays Festive Food & Drink Quiz

Traditional holiday foods are foods and dishes that are passed on through generations or which have been consumed for many generations. Traditional holiday foods and dishes are traditional in nature, and may have a historic precedent in a national dish, regional cuisine or local cuisine.

HOLIDAYS

Holidays | PBS LearningMedia

 

A holiday is a day set aside by custom or by law on which normal activities, especially business or work including school, are suspended or reduced. Generally, holidays are intended to allow individuals to celebrate or commemorate an event or tradition of cultural or religious significance.

ANZAC DAY

 

10 interesting facts about Anzac Day | Real Insurance

'ANZAC' stands for Australian and New Zealand Army Corps. On the 25th of April 1915, Australian and New Zealand soldiers formed part of the allied expedition that set out to capture the Gallipoli peninsula. These became known as Anzacs and the pride they took in that name continues to this day.

EARTH DAY

Mother Earth: 5 Fun Facts About Earth Day | Live Science

Our planet is an amazing place, but it needs our help to thrive! That’s why each year on April 22, more than a billion people celebrate Earth Day to protect the planet from things like pollution and deforestation. By taking part in activities like picking up litter and planting trees, we’re making our world a happier, healthier place to live.

R U OK DAY

Time to check in on R U OK? Day » Camden Council

 

The aim of R U OK? Day is to engage Australians to connect with people in the community they may have concerns about, encouraging them to seek further help and to follow up to ensure support is being provided.

DAWALI

Diwali—Festival of Lights

It is a celebration of the victory of light over darkness and the triumph of good over evil. 3. This festival can last up to five days. Diwali takes place every year in late October or early November depending on the cycle of the moon.

FESTIVALS & CELEBRATIONS

Significance of festivals, Types of Festivals, Auspicious Festivals

 

Festivals and celebrations are both events and occasions that are marked by joy, mirth, and happiness of people. Usually both events are done in the presence of the public. “Celebration” is the broad and general term for any merry-making activity

REMEMBERENCE DAY

In Honor eCard - Free Remembrance Day Cards Online

Remembrance Day in Australia is dedicated to Australians who died as a result of war, particularly from World War I onwards. A minute of silence is dedicated to the deceased, especially for soldiers who died fighting to protect the nation. Remembrance Day is annually observed on November 11 although it is not a public holiday.

FESTIVAL OF COLOUR

Holi Festival of Colours – Nepean Community & Neighbourhood Services

 

Holi ( /ˈhoʊliː/) is a popular ancient Indian festival, also known as the "Festival of Love", the "Festival of Colours" and the "Festival of Spring". The festival celebrates the eternal and divine love of Radha Krishna.

THANKSGIVING

5 Tips for a Healthy Thanksgiving To Keep You on Track

 

Thanksgiving Day, annual national holiday in the United States and Canada celebrating the harvest and other blessings of the past year. Americans generally believe that their Thanksgiving is modeled on a 1621 harvest feast shared by the English colonists (Pilgrims) of Plymouth and the Wampanoag people.

CHINESE NEW YEAR

Chinese New Year in Australia

The Chinese New Year celebrates the first day of the first month on the Chinese calendar. It is also called the Spring Festival and is the most important of the traditional Chinese holidays.