School effectiveness

December 2017

1

Milad-un-Nabi

Muslim festival honouring birth of the prophet Muhammad. (Shi’a Muslims celebrate five days later.)

3

Advent Sunday

Start of the Christian Year

8

Bodhi Day

Day when some Buddhists celebrate Gautauma’s enlightenment.

10

Human Rights Day

Anniversary of the adoption of the “Universal Declaration of Human Rights” by the United Nations General Assembly in 1948.

13-20

Hanukkah

Jewish festival of lights, which begins at sunset on the day before.

21

Yule

Pagan festival of winter solstice.

24

Christmas Eve

Prelude to Christmas; time of carol services and midnight mass.

25

Christmas Day

Christian celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ.

26

Zartusht-no-diso

Remembrance day for the prophet Zarathustra (Fasli calendar).

26

Kwanzaa

Celebration of African-American spirituality and cultural inheritance.

31

Omisoka

Japanese cleansing festival in preparation for the New Year.

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Last updated: 23 Jun 2016