School effectiveness

February 2017

1

Vasant Panchami

Hindu fesitval in honour of the goddess of learning.

1

Basant

Observed by Namdhari Sikhs to mark birth of Bab Ram Singh.

1

Imbolc

Spring festival in honour of the goddess Brigit.

2

Candlemas

Celebrates presentation of Jesus in the temple.

3

Setsubun

Japanese bean scattering festival. Also known as Rissun.

8 or 15

Paranirvana

Mahayana Buddhist festival marking the death of the Buddha.

10

Birthday of Sri Guru Ravidass

Celebration of birth of founder of Ravidassia faith.

11

Tu B’Shevat

Jewish New Year for trees.

9

Teng Chieh

Chinese lantern festival.

12

Darwin Day

Observance in honour of a great British thinker.

25

Mahashivratri

Hindu new moon festival honouring the god Shiva.

28

Birthday of Sri Ramakrishna

Hindu teacher who founded the Rama Krishna movement.

28

Shrove Tuesday

Day when Christians repent prior to the season of Lent.

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Last updated: 17 Jun 2016