Festivals and celebrations

Image: Singapore Fireworks Celebration Fireworks 2008 - Team Korea ( Korean Fantasia ) by Joshua Sosrosaputro

We have selected these online resources to support you when you need information relating to this popular topic Festivals and Celebrations. SCIS 1525132

See also: ChristmasDiwali – Festival of LightsEaster.


Earth Calendar

The Earth Calendar is a daybook of holidays and celebrations held around the world. Can be searched by date, country and religion.

Suggested level: primary, intermediate, secondary
www.earthcalendar.net/index.php


Festivals and Special Occasions

Describes the celebrations, festivals and special occasions that take place at different times of the year by different groups of people around the world.

Suggested level: primary, intermediate
www.wicked.org.nz/Themes/Hot-topics/Celebrations-and-festivals


Mocomi- Festivals for Kids

Mocomi provides interactive information on a wide range of festivals from around the world.

Suggested level: primary, intermediate, secondary

http://mocomi.com/learn/culture/festivals/


ManyAnswers

To discover information on the home work site ManyAnswers use the search term festival.

Suggested level: primary, intermediate, secondary
http://manyanswers.co.nz


EPIC

Encyclopaedia Britannica Online offers comprehensive information on festivals and celebrations around the world.  School login (username and password) is required.

Suggested level: primary, intermediate, secondary
www.tki.org.nz/epic2


Books

Have you thought about using fiction with your class to support your topic? The following are some suggestions for your students (and you!) to read and enjoy.

Feathers in the wind, by Sally Grindley, 2012 (junior fiction book)
Sam goes wild, by Jennifer Beck, 2012 (picture book)
Up and down the Andes: a Peruvian festival tale, by Laurie Krebs, 2008 (picture book)

Video

Celebrations around the world. Sophie Littler. Youtube. 2.42
www.youtube.com/watch?v=7JxOUwwkgzg