School effectiveness

September 2017

1

Eid-ul-Adha

Muslim festival of sacrifice.

5

Hungry Ghost Festival

A day for satisfying the hunger of the ghosts of the dead.

11

Ethiopian New Year’s Day

Rastafarian New Year celebration.

21-30

Navaratri

Hindu festival lasting nine nights and commemorating the victory over the demon king Ravana.

21

Al-Hijra

Muslim New Year.

21

Rosh Hashanah

Jewish New Year festival.

22

Shunbun-no-hi

Japanese festival marking the autumn equinox.

22

Mabon

Pagan observance of the autumnal equinox and the approach of winter.

28

Birthday of Confucius

Remembrance festival in honour of the great Chinese teacher. In some places celebrated as “Teachers’ Day.”

30

Yom Kippur

Day of atonement, the holiest day in the Jewish calendar.

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Last updated: 17 Jun 2016