Holiday Calendar

Holidays and one-off events are a great excuse for getting the kids involved in crafts, colouring, projects and themed learning activities. You'll find lots of ideas here for nearly every holiday under the sun! Scroll down for a listing of holidays and events by date...

Activity Village's holiday calendar

Holidays and Events covered by Activity Village



September / October - Harvest Festival

October: Black History Month (UK)

3rd October: National Poetry Day (UK)

4th October: World Animal Day

4th October: Grandparent's Day (UK)

TBC 5th - 10th October: National Libraries Week (UK)

12th October: Canadian Thanksgiving

14th October: Columbus Day

16th October: World Food Day

21st October: Apple Day

31st October: Halloween


2nd November: Day of the Dead

5th November: Bonfire Night

8th November: Remembrance Sunday

11th November: Remembrance Day

14th November: Diwali

15th November: Steve Irwin Day

25th November: National Tree Week

26th November: Thanksgiving

30th November: St Andrew's Day


1st December: Rosa Parks Day (in some US States)

1st December: Advent

10th - 18th December: Hanukkah

15th December: National Cupcake Day (US)

25th December: Christmas

26th December: Kwanzaa


Holidays and Events covered by Activity Village



1st January: New Year

4th January: World Braille Day

20th January: Martin Luther King Day

21st January (TBC): National Handwriting Day (UK)

25th January: Burns Night

26th January: Australia Day


All of February: Black History Month (US)

2nd February: Groundhog Day

4th February: Rosa Parks Day (in some US States)

6th February: Waitangi Day (New Zealand Day)

7th February: Superbowl

7th February: Charles Dickens' Birthday

7th February: Send A Card To A Friend Day

12th February: Chinese New Year (Year of the Ox)

14th February: Valentine's Day

15th February: National Flag of Canada Day

15th February: Presidents' Day

16th February: Pancake Day

16th February: Mardi Gras

22nd February: World Thinking Day

27th February: National Polar Bear Day

MARCH 2021

March: Women's History Month

1st March: St David's Day

2nd March: Dr Seuss's Birthday

4th March: World Book Day

8th March: International Women's Day

9th March: Commonwealth Day

14th March: Mother's Day (UK)

14th March: Mothering Sunday

15th - 21st March: Shakespeare Week

17th March: St Patrick's Day

20th March: Spring Equinox

20th March: Nowruz

27th March - 4th April: Passover

28th - 29th March: Holi

APRIL 2021

April: National Pet Month

[27th March - 4th April: Passover]

4th April: Easter Sunday

9th April: Winston Churchill Day (US)

13th April: Vaisakhi

13th April: Thomas Jefferson Day (US)

21th April: The Queen's Birthday (actual)

21st April: Rama Navami

22nd April: Earth Day

23rd April: St George's Day

23rd April: Shakespeare Day / Shakespeare's Birthday

25th April: World Penguin Day

25th April: Anzac Day

26th April: Arbor Day (date varies by country and US state)

30th April: Buddha's Birthday

MAY 2021

1st May: International Space Day

4th May: Star Wars Day

3rd to 7th May TBC: Sun Awareness Week

3rd to 7th May: Teacher Appreciation Week (US)

5th May: Teacher Appreciation Day (US)

5th May: Children's Day (Japan)

5th May: Cinco de Mayo

8th May: Vesak

8th May: VE Day

9th May: Europe Day

9th May: Mother's Day (US)

11th May: International Astronomy Day

12 May: Eid al-Fitr

12th May: Florence Nightingale's Birthday

15th May: International Day of Families

16th May: Armed Forces Day (US)

18th May: Victoria Day (Canada)

20th May: World Bee Day

21st May: Ascension Day

23rd May: World Turtle Day

25th May: Memorial Day (US)

30th May: World Otter Day

JUNE 2021

1st June: Butterfly Education and Awareness Day

1st June: Dinosaur Day

8th June: World Oceans Day

12th June: Anne Frank's Birthday

12th June: The Queen's Birthday (official)

12th June: Cupcake Day (Alzheimer's Society) (Date TBC)

19th June: Juneteenth

20th June: International Surfing Day

20th June: Father's Day (UK, US and Canada)

21st June: Summer Solstice

22nd June: Windrush Day

27th June: Helen Keller Day

28th June - 11th July TBC: Wimbledon Championships

JULY 2021

1st July: Canada Day

4th July: Fourth of July

18th July: Mandela Day

19th July - 23rd July: Eid al-Adha

21st July: Ice Cream Day

24th July: Amelia Earhart Day

29th July: International Tiger Day

30th July: Friendship Day

31st July: JK Rowling's Birthday

31st July: National Tree Day (Australia)


August / September: Back to School

8th August: International Cat Day

10th August: World Lion Day

11th August: Enid Blyton's Birthday

16th August: National Tell a Joke Day


August / September: Back to School

3rd September: National Flag Day (Australia)

5th September- Father's Day (Australia and New Zealand)

6th September: Read a Book Day

6th September: Labor Day (US and Canada)

9th September: Are You OK Day? (Australia)

12th September: Grandparent's Day (US)

13th September: Roald Dahl Day

18th September: World Cleanup Day

19th September: Talk Like A Pirate Day

21st September: Peace Day

22nd September: World Rhino Day

22nd September: Autumn Equinox

September / October - Harvest Festival

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