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Days of the year that might be useful
to plan lessons around

calendar

For events that change dates each year,
we have just given the event at the end of the month

There is a limit to how local the dates can be
- for a site catering for all cultures,
the more general the appeal the better.

Events are linked to plans & teaching ideas on the site

January - February - March - April
May - June - July - August
September- October - November - December

Please let us know if you feel another day needs to be included or if there are any mistakes - please fill in the form below. Thanks.

January
1st
New Year's Day
6th
Three King's Day
8th
Elvis Presley's official birthday
20th-ish
Martin Luther King Jr Day - 3rd Monday of Jan.
25th
Robert Burns' Day - Scotland's national poet
26th
Indian Republic Day
26th
Australia Day
Eid ul-Adha - on the tenth day of the Islamic
month of Dhul Hijja - varies in the Gregorian
calendar
  
Chinese New Year
February
2nd
Groundhog Day
6th
Waitangi Day - New Zealand
14th
Valentine's Day
21st
International Mother Language Day
The Oscars
March
1st
St. David's Day - Wales
4th
World Book Day - UK & Ireland
8th
International Women's Day
10th
United Kingdom Commonwealth Day
14th
 International Pi Day
17th
St Patrick's Day
20th/21st
First Day of Spring
22nd
World Water Day
26th
Independence Day of Bangladesh
27th
World Theatre Day
April
1st
April Fool's Day
2nd
International Children's Book Day
7th
World Health Day
14th
Anniversary of Titanic sinking
International Moment of Laughter Day
18th
Record Store Day - UK
Crossword Puzzle Day
22nd
Earth Day
23rd
St. George's Day - England
International Day of the Book
Anniversary of Shakespeare's death (1616)
25th
International Noise Awareness Day
varies slightly each year
  
Passover
  
Easter
Carnival time
  
London Marathon
May
1st
May Day - Labour Day
5th
Cinco de Mayo - Mexico
8th
World Red Cross Day
9th
Europe Day
12th
Limerick Day - birthday of Edward Lear
17th
International Day Against Homophobia and
Transphobia
18th
International Museum Day
24th
Victoria Day - Canada
June
5th
World Environment Day
6th
D-Day WWII
20th
United Nations World Refugee Day
21st
Summer Solstice (& Dec 21st)
27th
Happy Birthday, "Happy Birthday"
  
Mother's Day - dep. on country
  Wimbledon begins
July
1st
Canada Day
International Joke Day
4th
US Independence Day
11th
World Population Day
14th
French Bastille Day
20th
First man on the moon (1969)
  
Tour de France bicycle race
August
1st
World Wide Web Anniversary
12th
International Youth Day
13th
Lefthanded Day
14th
Pakistan Independence Day
15th
Indian Independence Day
20th
World Mosquito Day
31st
BlogDay
31st
Malaysia Independence Day
  
La Tomatina Festival, Spain
  
The Burning Man Project in Nevada
September
7th
Brazilian Independence Day
8th
International Literacy Day
World Physiotherapy Day
15th
International Day of Democracy
19th
International Talk Like A Pirate Day
21st
International Day of Peace
26th
European Day of Languages
27th
International Tourism Day
29th
Scotland Yard Anniversary
  
Confucious Day
30th
International Spelling Day
  
Rosh Hashanah
October
2nd
Gandhi born (1869)
3rd
Reunification Day in Germany
5th
World Teachers' Day
9th
John Lennon's birthday
10th
World Mental Health Day
4th > 10th
World Space Week
12th>18th
 Week of Global Action against Debt and IFIs
12th
Columbus day
15th
Global Handwashing Day
16th
World Food Day
24th
United Nations Day
29th
Internet First Created (1969)
28th
John Peel Day
31st
Halloween
   Nobel Prizes
    
Ig Nobel Prizes
November
5th
Bonfire Night
7th
Marie Curie's birth (1867)
9th
Fall of the Berlin Wall (1989)
11th
Remembrance Day
13th
World Kindness Day
16th
International Day for Tolerance
17th
World Peace Day
20th
Universal Childrens Day - UN
22nd
JF Kennedy assassinated (1963)
25th
Eid Al Fitr
28th
Buy Nothing Day (varies)
30th
St Andrew's Day, Scotland
  
US Thanksgiving Day - 4th Thurs. in month. Buy Nothing Day in US - day after Thanksgiving.
December
1st
World Aids Day
7th
Pearl Harbour Day
10th
Human Rights Day
21st
Winter Solstice (& June 21st)
World Peace Day
24th
Christmas Eve
25th
Christmas Day - Xmas in general
26th
Kwanzaa
Boxing Day
31st
New Year's Eve
  Channukah
   Tolerance Week - 1st week of Dec.
  International Language Week
 
Teachers' Day around the world takes place on different dates - see the days at the Wikipedia page:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teachers%27_Day

Wikipedia's excellent focus on days of the year

Quiz of the year - 2000>2013

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