School effectiveness

April 2017

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Qing Ming

Chinese remembrance festival for the dead.

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Rama Navami

Hindu festival for Rama, the human incarnation of Vishnu.

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Hanamatsuri

Japanese flower festival honouring the Buddha’s birth.

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Palm Sunday

Festival honouring Jesus’ arrival in Jerusalem and the start of the Christian Holy Week.

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Mahavira Jayanti

Honours birth of teacher who shaped modern Jainism

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Hanuman Jayanti

Hindu festival in honour of the monkey-headed god.

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Pesach

Jewish festival commemorating liberation of ancient Israelites from slavery.

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Maundy Thursday

Christian observance of Last Supper.

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Good Friday

Honours sacrifice of Jesus on the cross.

14

Vaisakhi

Sikh New Year observance that honours the founding of the khalsa.

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Easter

Christian celebration of resurrection of Christ.

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Pascha

Celebration of Jesus’ resurrection in Orthodox Christian Church.

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Ridván

Baha’i festival celebrating Baha’u’llah’s proclamation of his mission.

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St George’s Day

Feast day of patron saint of England.

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The Prophet’s night journey

Celebrates the journey of the Muslim prophet Muhammad through the heavens and into the presence of Allah.

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Yom Ha-Shoah

Jewish day of remembrance for the victims of the Holocaust.

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Last updated: 17 Jun 2016