October 2012 Holidays and Activities

This week in September we celebrate 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

National Day in Nigeria — here are some coloring pages of traditional costumes in Nigeria

1st Monday–Australian Labor Day

October 5thWorld and International Teacher’s Day. Check out teacher day info on these countries: India, ThailandRussia,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 26-28th–UAE and other Muslim countries–sheep, sheep in taxi, sheep for sacrifice, sheep Qurban, sheep on the street, sheep in a jeepEid al-Adha / Qurban – Feast of the Sacrifice

A Muslim perspective on the history

of this holiday


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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