October 2011 Holidays and Activities

This past week in September we celebrated Educator’s Day in America. In October, Teacher’s Day is celebrated around the world.

October 1–National Day in China; Decorations, crafts, and photos

1st Monday–Australian Labor Day

October 5thWorld and International Teacher’s Day. Check out teacher day info on these countries: India, Thailand, Canada, Russia, Australia, Philippines.

2nd Monday—Columbus Day http://familycrafts.about.com/cs/octoberholidays/l/bloct11th.htm

Columbus Virtual Field Trip  Christopher Columbus and Other Famous People

Also 2nd Monday in October–Canadian Thanksgiving; check out these craft and clip art ideas.

October 19thStar Spangled Banner First Sung In 1814.

October 28th—Statue of Liberty’s birthday http://familycrafts.about.com/cs/octoberholidays/l/bloct28th.htm

October 29th–Republic Day in Turkey; Kids’ activities for Turkey

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