School effectiveness

August 2017

1

Lughnasadh/Lammas

Pagan festival in honour of the corn harvest.

1

Tisha B’Av

Jewish day of mourning for the destruction of the Temple of Jerusalem.

4

Mid-autumn Festival

Chinese harvest moon festival.

6

The Transfiguration

Festival celebrating the revelation of the divinity of Christ.

7

Raksha Bandhan

Hindu and Sikh festival for the bestowal of protection on a brother.

9-18

Farvardigan

Zoroastrian/Parsee festival honouring departed souls.

13-16

O-Bon

Japanese festival honouring spirits of the dead. (Note: often takes place a month earlier in urban areas.)

15

Janamashtami/Krishna Jayanti

Hindu festival in honour of the birth of Krishna.

15

Assumption of the Virgin Mary

Christian celebration of the ‘taking up’ of Mary to heaven (also known as Dormition of the Theotokos).

18

Paryushana-Parva

Jain festival of forgiveness and confession of sins.

25

Ganesh Chaturthi

Hindu festival in hour of the elephant-headed god Ganesh.

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Last updated: 17 Jun 2016