Holidays  for the Classroom

New Year's Day - Martin Luther King's Birthday - Ground Hog DayChinese New Year
Groundhog Day - Valentine's Day - Black History month - Mardi Gras - St. Patrick's Day 
 April Holidays - May holidays  - Flag Day - Father's Day - July 4th
Labor Day - Canada's Thanksgiving Day - Columbus Day - Halloween - Veterans Day 
  Thanksgiving - Hanukkah - Ramadan - Christmas Around the World - Kwanzaa

New Year's Day
HolidayZone -
       New Year's Day info -
       Mr. Donn -
       Teacher ideas -

Martin Luther King's Birthday  January 15, 1929
     Biography from

       Quotes -

       About Martin Luther King from Enchanted Learning
       Teeny Tiny Book about MLK
       MLK Study Guide from the Seattle Times
           Quiz about his life
       Mr. Donn's site for teachers
       MLK info, music, and poems from Sunnie Bunniezz

        MLK Scavenger Hunt from Teresa Strong
       Scavenger Hunt from Tonya Skinner 
       Scavenger Hunt from Exeter, NH
Education World Scavenger Hunt
       Wide variety of links about MLK from Jerrie Cheek

Chinese New Year - February 19, 2015 Year of the Horse                                  
Learn about the Chinese New Year
         Information about the holiday
         Chinese New Year at Kaboose
Chinese New Year activity links
         Mr. Donn's site
Web sites, activities, puzzles, projects, foods - Mrs. Mitchell
Chinese-American Culture
Chinese Folk and Fairy Tales

Activities and Celebrations for the classroom
            Books and activities
         Chinese New Year from the UK
         Creating fai chun from
Spider Magazine
         More fai chun wall hangings/sayings
Chinese New Year from China Page
  Activities for Chinese New Year:


Black History Month - February
        Black History Month activities from HolidayZone
        Black History Month
information and activities - Thomson Gale
        African American History Lessons - Mr. Donn
        Black History Month - InfoPlease
        Black History from Fact Monster

        Black History month sites - Mrs. Mitchell

        African American History Month

Ground Hog Day - February 2
         Official Groundhog Day web page -
         Groundhog Day from Kaboose
         Ground Hog Day info from Sunnie Bunniezz
         Mr. Donn's site

Valentine's Day - February 14
Kaboose - history and activities
        Cards, coupons, trivia, and more from Kids Turn Central
        Valentine's Day activities from Alphabet Soup
        Valentine's Day info from Sunnie Bunniezz
        Web sites, activities, games, lessons - Mrs. Mitchell
        Lots of activities from 123child

Presidents' Day - third Monday of February
         History of the Holiday plus lessons for teachers
       Presidents Day info from Maryland
Activities and information from The Holiday
       Mr. Donn's site -
Presidents' Day from Sunnie Bunniezz
       Abraham Lincoln (Feb. 12) -
       George Washington (Feb. 22) -

Mardi Gras -  February 17 2015
       Mardi Gras from 
       DLTK Facts, games, crafts
       Mr. Donn's site -
       Projects -
       Projects -
       Future Dates -

St. Patrick's Day- March 17
       HolidayZone -
       Kaboose - 
       Activity Place - Crafts and Projects -
       St. Pat's Day info -

       Jerrie Cheek -
       Mr. Donn's site -

April -
       April Fool's from Jerrie Cheek -

        Mr. Donn's site -

       Patriot's Day - third Monday in April -

       Earth Day on April 22:
       Kaboose -
       Wilderness Society lessons -
       Enchanted Learning -
       Sciencespot -

        Class Project -
       DLTK -

       Arbor Day - April 24, 2009 -
More about Arbor Day -
       Crafts -

May - 
         May 5 - Cinco de Mayo -
         Mr. Donn's site -
         History of -
         History/activities -
         Activities -

Mother's Day -
        More about Mother's Day
        Memorial Day:
           Salute to Veterans -
           Memorial Day Funology -
           Memorial Day Facts -

Flag Day - June 14
      The History of Flag Day -
        Kaboose -
        HolidayZone -

Father's Day -
          More about Father's Day -

Celebrate America - July 4th
HolidayZone -
        Independence Day -

June 18 - July 16, 2015

Ramadan -

Ramadan Activities for Children -                          

Recipes -

Labor Day - September 7, 2015 -
          More about Labor Day -
        Labor Day information -

Canada's Thanksgiving - second Monday in October

Columbus Day - second Monday in October

Halloween - October 31 -
More Halloween info -

       Pumpkin Carving, Trivia, Links, and Facts -
       Halloween Activities, Foods, and Costumes -

Veteran's Day - November 11 -
            More Veteran's Day info -

Thanksgiving - Holidays on the Net -
                     Thanksgiving activities -
                     Thanksgiving lessons -
                     Mrs. Mitchell's activities -

Festivals of Light Around the World  from Peggy Dunn -

Hanukkah: December 16, 2014
                             December 6, 2015

Chanukah On the Net
Hanukkah Games and Activities from Billy Bear
History and Traditions of Hanukkah
Hanukkah - Not Just for Kids

Frequently Asked Questions About Hanukkah
Information plus latke recipe
Hanukkah (thanks to Tiffany) -

Christmas Around the World:

                       How to say Merry Christmas in many languages
                       Christmas Traditions Around the World - Santa's Net
                       The Complete Guide to Christmas Traditions from How Stuff Works
                   Holidays on the Net -
                   World Christmas Traditions -


Argentina -  

Australia -


Austria -

Brazil -


Canada -

(see also France and Canada)

England - (see Great Britain)

France -

France and Canada -

Denmark -

Germany -


Great Britain -

      Boxing Day -

Greece -

Ireland -

Italy -

Mexico -

Netherlands -

Norway -


Poland -

Portugal -


Russia -

Scotland -



Spain -


Sweden -

Switzerland -

Ukraine -


Venezuela -

Wales -

Kwanzaa:  December 26

All About Kwanzaa

Kwanzaa Recipes

Kwanzaa for Kids

Kwanzaa songs -

Kwanzaa stories -

For Teachers:

        When Is? Dates

   Lesson Plans:

Hannukah -

Kwanzaa -

Christmas Around the World -

Holidays from abcteach -

Holiday Lesson Plans from Mr. Donn -

Holidays from edHelper -

Holiday Lesson Plans -

Holidays from proTeacher -

Holidays from Teach-nology -

Winter Holidays -

Make Up Your Own Holiday -

Christmas Trivia -

Holiday dates -
Holiday dates -
Wacky Daily Holidays -


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