Whole Nursery Rosh Hashanah
Rosh Hashanah, literally meaning “head [of] the year”, is the Jewish New Year. The biblical name for this holiday is Yom Teruah, literally “day of shouting or blasting”.
Whole Nursery Roald Dahl Day
A day to celebrate the wonderful life of Roald Dahl. Born 1916 – Died 1990. Author of so many beloved children’s books such as : James and the Giant Peach, Matilda, Fantastic Mr Fox, BFG plus many more. He still remains for many the world’s No: 1 storyteller.
Whole Nursery Mexican Independence Day
Mexican Independence Day celebrates Mexico’s fight for independence from Spanish rule. On September 16th, 1810, a Catholic priest called Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla delivered a passionate speech in front of the Nuestra Señora de los Dolores church imploring native Mexicans to overthrow the Spanish.
Whole Nursery Talk like a Pirate Day
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 !!!
Whole Nursery Recycle Week
Recycling with kids is incredibly important to do, and a good concept to promote as parents and educators. Recycling 1 ton of paper can save 17 trees, 7,000 gallons of water, 2 barrels of oil, and 4,000 kilowatts of electricity. Ideas for activities : Junk Robot, Make a Bird Feeder, Junk Model Spacecraft.
Whole Nursery 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.
Whole Nursery World Space Week
World Space Week is celebrated 4th – 10th October schools around the world. A week long festival that will inspire young astronauts about the wonderful world of space. From learning about the planets in our solar system to building a rocket set for the moon.
Whole Nursery Dussehra (Hindu festival)
The annual Hindu festival of Dussehra, or Vijayadashami as it’s alternatively known, symbolizing the victory of good over evil, began Thursday. Dussehra is celebrated on the 10th day of the month known as Ashwin in the Hindu calendar.
Whole Nursery Halloween
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 Saint’s 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, lighting bonfires, apple bobbing, divination games, playing pranks, visiting haunted attractions.
Whole Nursery Dia De Los Muertos
Also known as Day of the Dead, it’s a holiday when families celebrate and remember friends and family who have passed away. This tradition originated in Mexico and is celebrated at the beginning of November.
Whole Nursery Diwali
Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, is the most popular of all the festivals from South Asia. It is also the occasion for celebrations by Jains and Sikhs as well as Hindus. The word Diwali comes from the Sanskrit word deepavali, meaning “rows of lighted lamps”. Houses, shops and public places are decorated with small oil lamps called diyas. People also enjoy fireworks and sweets too, so it’s really popular with children
Whole Nursery Bonfire Night
Whole Nursery World Science Day
Children are naturally drawn to science-based activities. It’s ideal to tap into this natural enthusiasm as early on as possible by including science activities in preschool. • It fosters the desire to explore and experiment • It helps develop analytical and problem-solving skills • It nurtures an understanding of cause and effect, trial and error • It helps develop an understanding of the world
Whole Nursery Remembrance Sunday
In the UK and Commonwealth of Nations. Remembrance Day is a day to commemorate the contribution of military and civilian servicemen and women in the two World Wars and later conflicts. At 11am a two minute silence is held to remember the people who died during wars around the world.
Whole Nursery Hannukah
Hanukkah (also Chanukah) is the Jewish Festival of Lights. The word Hanukkah means rededication. Every year, the celebration honors the hard-fought victory of those trying to keep their faith despite a powerful enemy. It is an eight-day holiday that will be celebrated this year starting at sundown.
Whole Nursery Christmas Jumper Day
Christmas Jumper Day On Save the Children’s Christmas Jumper Day, all over the country, thousands of people will be donning their daftest, most wonderful jumpers – all for a good cause. Ask the children to wear a Christmas Jumper on the 10th December.
Whole Nursery Christmas Day
Christmas is an annual festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ, observed primarily on December 25 as a religious and cultural celebration among billions of people around the world.
Whole Nursery New Year's Eve
New Year’s Eve is celebrated on 31st December observed by users of the Gregorian calendar around the world who have been celebrating the start of each new year for at least four millennia. It is often observed with fireworks at the stroke of midnight as the new year starts in each time zone. In Scotland, New Year’s Eve is called Hogmanay.