October 2014 Holidays and Activities

October is Fire Prevention Month. Here are some great links: Aware and Prepare and Fire Museum of Texasfire truck, fire museum, fire prevention, holidays, activities

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.

2nd Monday (Oct 13, 2014)—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. Virtual tour of Ft. McHenry.

fire prevention, fire museum, fire trucks, fire hydrantOctober 3rd-4th and other Muslim countries–Eid al-Adha / Qurban – Feast of the Sacrifice

A Muslim perspective on the history of this holiday

October 28th—Statue of Liberty’s birthday http://buggyandbuddy.com/crafts-for-kids-make-a-statue-of-liberty-crown-and-torch/

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

See also: Puttin’ Out Fires

Education, Homeschool, Gap Year

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