Teaching Resources: International Holidays - part 3

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Bram Stoker Festival

The Bram Stoker Festival takes place in Dublin every year to celebrate one of Ireland's most famous authors with a gothically inspired programme of events!



December Anniversaries

Guy Fawkes Night

Guy Fawkes Night or Bonfire Night is celebrated in the UK on November 5th with parades, fireworks, bonfires and food, to commemorate a failed attempt to blow up the Houses of Parliament in 1605. Guy Fawkes was one of the conspirators who was caught, tried and executed. Today straw effigies of Fawkes are tossed into the bonfire as part of the celebration.



Hogmanay: Scotland is famous for its New Year's Eve celebration, known as Hogmanay, and those Scots know how to party! Edinburgh hosts a huge street party that lasts three days and features some spectacular events, a torchlight procession, fireworks, great concerts and visitors from every corner of the globe.



An important skill that every child should learn is the ability to seize positive opportunities, even in difficult situations. It's no wonder that some of the most memorable and well-loved characters in 18th century English novels are strong and adventurous children, often orphans, who overcome great obstacles, while maintaining their positive values and kind-heartedness.

Museums at Night

Museums at night is a biannual UK-wide festival, taking place from 30-31 October and 11-14 May. During this time museums, galleries and heritage sites are open to visitors after hours and special events take place every evening.

New Year's Eve

October Anniversaries

Remembrance Day

Each November 11th people in the UK observe a Two Minute Silence on Remembrance Day or Armistice Day, the day that marks the end of the First World War.

Sinking of the Titanic

On April 14th 1912: in one of the worst maritime disasters ever, the largest and fastest ship built to date sinks in the Atlantic after hitting an iceberg, with the loss of 1,500 lives.
On October 1st 1985, a Franco-American expedition located the wreck of the RMS Titanic in the North Atlantic Ocean.

St. Andrew's Day

November 30th, is the feast day of the patron saint of Scotland. It is celebrated with traditional food, music and dance. Bagpipe-playing, traditional ceilidh dancing, art shows, storytelling, reciting, writing poems and tall tales and cooking traditional Scottish meals all make an appearance.

Thanksgiving Day

The Jazz Age

The Jazz Age

With Christmas and New Year's Eve coming up soon, everyone is getting in the mood for parties and celebrations. This year, we are proposing resources related to the Jazz Age period of the 1920s, best remembered for increased prosperity, liberated social behaviour, new literary genres, and unique styles of music and dancing.

The Meaning of September