Events Calendar

World Space Week

worldwide

03 Oct 2019

World Space Week takes place annually from 4 until 10 October 2019. This year's theme is: The Moon - Gateway to the Stars. Many events take place all over the world. How about reviewing some solar system facts and maybe do our new Solar System Quiz?

World Day of Romani Language

worldwide

04 Nov 2019

The Romani language is the official language of the Roma people. The celebration should create awareness about the Romani language and culture and support intercultural dialogue. The language originated form the language spoken by the travelling communities of Indian original and today is predominantly spoken in Europe. Read five facts about the Roma people below.

World Food Day

worldwide

15 Oct 2019

World Food Day promotes "awareness and action for those who suffer from hunger and for the need to ensure healthy diets for all." Join in their poster contest which is open for all 5 - 19 year olds or organise a food event in your community. Read our world food facts - see link below.

International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

worldwide

16 Oct 2019

International Poverty Day aims to create awareness about the situation of children who are raised in unsafe and poor conditions. The Theme for 2019 is: "Acting Together to Empower Children, their Families and Communities to End Poverty". Join the #EndPoverty Campaign. You can download the new UNICEF report 'State of the World's Children 2019' (SOWC) via the link below. This is the first report in 20 years and thus provides a fresh perspective on the important topic.

United Nations Day

worldwide

23 Oct 2019

This national day celebrates the charter of the United Nations, that came into effect in 1945. United Nations Day is celebrated since 1948 with concerts and festivities at the UN headquarters in New York/USA and at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris/France.

Diwali/Deepavali - Festival of Lights

worldwide

26 Oct 2019

The Hindu Festival of Lights celebrates the return of Rama after the successful fight against the demon king Ravana. It is a celebration of the light winning over the darkness. Families light candles and decorate their houses with colourful patterns and greet guests with diya candles. Special feasts are organised where family and friends gather.

World Cities Day

worldwide

30 Oct 2019

The day was established by the United Nations to promote better City and better Life for those living in the world's cities. The motto this year is: Changing the world - Innovations and better life for future generations. The main event will be held in 2019 in Ekaterinburg, in Russia.

Halloween

USA and worldwide

30 Oct 2019

This festival on the night before All Saint's Day is gaining popularity with families all over the world. Children get dressed up in (sometimes) scary and spooky costume and go from house to house asking for sweets and little gifts. The tradition included originally begging for money or food but nowadays the festival is popular for its 'Trick or Treat'. If a treat or sweet is given, the children will not play a trick (mischief) and spare the owner of the house.

Africa Youth Day

Africa and worldwide

30 Oct 2019

The African Union declared November as Africa Youth Month. The motto for the 2019 events is: "1 Million until 2021 - Count me in." The awareness campaign wants to raise 1 million opportunities for young people on the African continent, where 75% of the population is below 35 years old! On November 1 the African Youth Day is celebrated. The African countries will do Scavenger Hunts to learn about its neighbouring countries. How about reading our Africa facts and doing our Africa quiz to test your knowledge?

Dia de los Muertos/Day of the Dead

Mexico and worldwide

01 Nov 2019

This festival is widely celebrated all over Mexico with skulls and colourful masks. It is believed that, on this day, the dead come back to visit their loved ones and this is celebrated in many families with decorated altars and feasts of the most favourite food of the deceased family member. Friends are invited to the house and then families go to the cemetery where they celebrate the life of the deceased with picnics and music.

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