Calendar


Celebrations Listed by Month


January

Olympics (winter)

Three Kings Day (January 6)

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (3rd Monday - 2 units)

TET -Vietamese New Year (varies - January or February)

Chinese New Year (varies - January or February - 2 units)

February

Susan B. Anthony Day (February 15)

Mardi Gras (varies - February or March)

March

Women's History Week (varies)

Passover (varies - March or April)

April

April Fools' Day (April 1)

Hana Matsuri - Buddha's Birthday (April 8)

Cambodian New Year (Mid-April)

Earth Day (April 22 - 2 units)

May

Law Day (May 1)

Korean Children's Day (May 5)

Cinco de Mayo (May 5)

June

Strawberry Thanksgiving (varies-late June, early July)

July

August

September

Mexican Independence Day (September 16)

Rosh Hashanah (varies-mid September to early October)

October

Columbus Day (October 12)

Diwali (Varies - October or November)

Halloween (October 31)

November

Day of the Dead (November 1 & 2)

Book Week (the week before Thanksgiving)

Thanksgiving (4th Thursday)

Thanksgiving and Clothing (4th Thursday)

December

Bill of Rights Day (December 15)

Celebration Symbols and Meanings (winter celebrations)

Lights and Festivals (winter holiday focus)

Fiestas (winter examples)

Hanukkah (varies)

Christmas Trees (December 25)

Kwanzaa (December 26 - January 1)

No Specific Dates

Birthdays (two mini-units)

Celebration Symbols and Meanings (general)

Consumerism and Holidays

Federal Holidays (variety - dates vary)

Fireworks

Food and Celebration (2 mini-units available on this topic)

Green Corn Festival (local harvest time)

Parades

Powwow

Quilting Bees

Ramadan

Rituals and Rites of Passage

 

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