Whole Nursery Day of the Dead / Día de los Muertos
Day of the Dead is the English name for the Mexican festival Día de los Muertos. It is a celebration during which the dead are honoured. Surprisingly, it’s not a sombre and melancholy time, but a time of rejoicing and memories.
Whole Nursery Diwali
Diwali, also known as the festival of lights, is a five-day celebration originating from the Indian subcontinent. One of the most popular festivals in India, Hindus, Sikhs and Jains from across the world celebrate in a number of ways.
Whole Nursery Guy Fawkes Night
Guy Fawkes Night, or Bonfire Night, is an annual event held on the 5th November every year. It commemorates the discovery of the Gunpowder plot in 1605.
Whole Nursery Maths Week
Maths Week sets out to encourage children to pursue maths by promoting a more positive and inclusive approach. This is in order to allow children from all social backgrounds to access and enjoy the wonders of mathematics, which are many!
Whole Nursery World Science Day
World Science Day happens every year on November 10th. It was started as a way of opening up the world of scientific research and discovery to engage everybody in current scientific issue and developments — like artificial intelligence or renewable energy. World Science Day aims to show that — although you may not be a scientist or a researcher — science is all around you and is a part of everybody’s life. By making science more accessible, World Science Day is one way in which science can be used to inspire people to study and participate in it.
Whole Nursery Remembrance Day
Remembrance Day is an annual event, where we remember all the people who have lost their lives while serving in the armed forces. It’s also called Armistice Day or Poppy Day.
Whole Nursery World Kindness Day
World Kindness Day is a yearly event created to celebrate kindness and all of its wonderful benefits. It’s a fantastic opportunity to promote acceptance, diversity and love!
Whole Nursery World Nursery Rhyme Week
Celebrating the importance of nursery rhymes in early childhood, over 4 million children from 106 countries around the world have taken part in World Nursery Rhyme Week since its launch in 2013.
World Nursery Rhyme Week was founded by Music Bugs, a company who specialises in interactive, sensory, music and singing classes for early years babies, toddlers and children, to promote the importance of nursery rhymes in early childhood development and education.
Whole Nursery BBC Children in Need
BBC Children in Need is a charity that provides grants and funding to projects based in the UK that have the aim of helping disadvantaged young people. This help comes in a wide variety of forms. For example, a lot of Children in Need’s invaluable work involves supporting charities that help children who have been affected by poverty, disabilities, abuse, and mental health difficulties.
Whole Nursery Universal Children's Day
Universal Children’s Day is celebrated annually on 20th November. Its goal is to improve child welfare worldwide, promote and celebrate children’s rights and promote togetherness and awareness amongst all children.
Whole Nursery Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving is a national holiday celebrated every year in the United States of America on the fourth Thursday in November. Family and friends gather to cook a large meal with traditional dishes and spend time together.
Whole Nursery National Tree Week
It was originally called Plant A Tree in ‘73, and started in (you guessed it!) 1973 in response to Dutch Elm Disease – a tree disease that stops them from getting water properly. It’s all about getting lots of communities to do more to help their local environment by planting as many trees as they can.
Whole Nursery Advent
Advent is a season observed in many Christian churches as a time of waiting and preparation for the celebration of the Nativity of Jesus at Christmas. Advent begins on the fourth Sunday before Christmas day and ends on Christmas Eve.
Whole Nursery Hanukkah
Hanukkah, also called the Festival of Lights, is an eight-day long Jewish festival beginning on the 25th day of Kislev on the Hebrew Calendar (usually from late November to late December).
Whole Nursery St Andrew's Day
St. Andrew’s Day is a national holiday in Scotland that is celebrated with feasts and festivals on November 30 every year. It’s also Scotland’s national day, which marks the beginning of Scotland as a nation.