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You will find various activities for holidays included on each monthly calendar for 2016. Activities include printable short stories, poetry, coloring pages, worksheets, word searches, crossword puzzles, holiday information, recipes, interactive games, thematic book list reviews, and holiday teaching suggestions and craft ideas.

These monthly calendars for 2016 will help in planning multicultural events or a way to time teaching thematic units tied to the curriculum. These are great for planning purposes!

2016 Holidays and Calendar of Events - 2016 Holidays by Day, Week and Month

January 2016 Holidays and Calendar of EventsJanuary 2016 Holidays and Events - Calendar View
You will find integrated teaching units associated with the following January 2016 holidays and events.

and other national and international January 2016 holidays or events of interest. The January 2016 holidays and events calendar includes weekly observances as well as monthly observances of multicultural events and awareness days:

The 100th Day of School (This day floats depending on individual school calendars.)

and many, many more January 2016 holidays and events.

February 2016 Holidays and Calendar of EventsFebruary 2016 Holidays and Events - Calendar View
Teaching ideas associated with the following holidays and events appear on the February 2016 calendar:

and other national and international February 2016 holidays or events of interest. The February 2016 holidays and events calendar includes weekly observances as well as monthly observances of multicultural events and awareness days like International Friendship Week, National Black History Month, American Heart Month and National Dental Health Month.

The One Hundredth Day of School (This day floats depending on individual school calendars.)

  • Feb 01 Change Your Password Day
  • Feb 01 National Freedom Day
  • Feb 01 Phases of the Moon - Last Quarter
  • Feb 02 African American Coaches Day
  • Feb 02 Candlemas
  • Feb 02 Groundhog Day
  • Feb 04 Charles Linbergh 1902
  • Feb 04 Rosa Parks 1913
  • Feb 04 Thank a Mailman Day
  • Feb 04 World Cancer Day
  • Feb 05 Hank Aaron 1934
  • Feb 05 Nat’l Chocolate Fondue Day
  • Feb 06 Wear Red Day
  • Feb 05 Weatherperson's Day
  • Feb 06 Babe Ruth 1895
  • Feb 06 Massachusetts Statehood 1788
  • Feb 06 Ronald Reagan 1911
  • Feb 07 Charles Dickens 1812
  • Feb 07 Popcorn Day
  • Feb 07 Super Bowl 50
  • Feb 08 Boy Scouts Anniversary Day
  • Feb 08 Chinese New Year
  • Feb 08 Clean Out Your Computer Day
  • Feb 08 Family Day (BC)
  • Feb 08 Phases of the Moon - New Moon
  • Feb 09 Hershey Chocolate founded
  • Feb 09 Fat Tuesday
  • Feb 09 Mardi Gras
  • Feb 09 Shrove Tuesday
  • Feb 09 William Harrison 1773
  • Feb 10 Ash Wednesday
  • Feb 10 Lent Begins
  • Feb 11 National Inventors Day
  • Feb 11 Thomas Edison 1847
  • Feb 11 White T-Shirt Day
  • Feb 12 Abraham Lincoln 1809
  • Feb 12 Paul Bunyan Day 1834
  • Feb 13 Get a Different Name Day
  • Feb 14 Arizona Statehood 1912
  • Feb 14 Autism Sunday
  • Feb 14 Library Lovers Day
  • Feb 14 National Have a Heart Day
  • Feb 14 National Organ Donor Day
  • Feb 14 Oregon Statehood 1859
  • Feb 14 Valentine's Day
  • Feb 15 Family Day (Canada)
  • Feb 15 Grammy Awards
  • Feb 15 Phases of the Moon - First Quarter
  • Feb 15 Presidents Day
  • Feb 15 Susan B. Anthony Day
  • Feb 16 Do a Grouch a Favor Day
  • Feb 17 My Way Day
  • Feb 17 Random Acts of Kindness Day
  • Feb 18 Pluto Day
  • Feb 19 Chocolate Mint Day
  • Feb 20 Love Your Pet Day
  • Feb 21 Daytona 500
  • Feb 22 George Washington 1732
  • Feb 22 Phases of the Moon - Full Moon
  • Feb 23 Spay Day
  • Feb 24 Inconvenience Yourself Day
  • Feb 25 Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day
  • Feb 25 Nat’l Chocolate Covered Nuts Day
  • Feb 26 Tell a Fairy Tale Day
  • Feb 28 Nat’l Chocolate Souffle Day
  • Feb 27 Henry Longfellow 1807
  • Feb 28 National Tooth Fairy Day
  • Feb 28 Oscar Night
  • Feb 29 Leap Year Day

and many, many more February 2016 holidays and events.

March 2016 Holidays and Events CalendarMarch 2016 Holidays and Events - Calendar View
Educational teaching resources are available for several multicultural units. Some of the holidays and events associated with the March 2016 calendar are:

and other national and international March 2016 holidays or events of interest. The March 2016 holidays and events calendar includes weekly observances as well as monthly observances of multicultural events and awareness days like Irish-American Heritage Month.

  • Mar 01 Nebraska Statehood 1867
  • Mar 01 Ohio Statehood 1803
  • Mar 01 Peace Corps Day
  • Mar 01 World Compliment Day
  • Mar 02 Theodor Geisel 1904
  • Mar 02 NEA's Read Across America Day
  • Mar 03 Florida Statehood 1845
  • Mar 03 National Anthem Day
  • Mar 03 World Book Day
  • Mar 04 Employee Appreciation Day
  • Mar 04 National Grammar Day
  • Mar 04 Vermont Statehood 1791
  • Mar 06 Namesake Day
  • Mar 07 National Be Heard Day
  • Mar 08 International Women's Day
  • Mar 08 Phases of the Moon - New Moon
  • Mar 08 Unique Names Day
  • Mar 09 Barbie Day
  • Mar 09 Get Over it Day
  • Mar 10 Harriet Tubman Day
  • Mar 11 Johnny Appleseed Day
  • Mar 12 Girl Scouts Birthday
  • Mar 13 Daylight Savings Time begins
  • Mar 13 Uranus Discovered in 1781
  • Mar 14 Albert Einstein 1879
  • Mar 14 International Ask a Question Day
  • Mar 14 Pi Day
  • Mar 15 Andrew Jackson 1767
  • Mar 15 Maine Statehood 1820
  • Mar 15 Mother's Day - Mothering Sunday (UK)
  • Mar 15 Phases of the Moon - First Quarter
  • Mar 16 James Madison 1751
  • Mar 17 St. Patrick's Day
  • Mar 18 American Chocolate Week
  • Mar 18 Grover Cleveland 1837
  • Mar 19 Earth Hour
  • Mar 19 National Chocolate Caramel Day
  • Mar 20 First Day of Spring
  • Mar 20 Palm Sunday
  • Mar 20 Won't You Be My Neighbor 
  • Mar 21 World Down Syndrome Day
  • Mar 22 As Young As You Feel Day
  • Mar 23 National Puppy Day
  • Mar 23 Phases of the Moon - Full Moon
  • Mar 24 National Chocolate Covered Raisins Day
  • Mar 25 Good Friday
  • Mar 25 Tolkien Reading Day 
  • Mar 26 Brother and Sister Day
  • Mar 26 Legal Assistants Day
  • Mar 27 Easter Fun
  • Mar 27 Easter (Religious)
  • Mar 29 John Tyler 1791
  • Mar 30 Doctors Day
  • Mar 30 Pencil Day 
  • Mar 31 César Chávez Day
  • Mar 31 Phases of the Moon - Last Quarter

and many, many more March 2016 holidays and events.

April 2016 Holidays and Calendar of EventsApril 2016 Holidays and Events Calendar - Calendar View
Educational teaching resources are available for several multicultural units. Some of the holidays and events associated with the April 2016 calendar are:

and other national and international April 2016 holidays or events of interest. The April 2016 holidays and events calendar includes weekly observances as well as monthly observances of multicultural events and awareness days.

  • Apr 01 April Fools Day
  • Apr 01 National Fun at Work Day
  • Apr 01 US Air Force Academy Day
  • Apr 02 International Children's Book Day
  • Apr 02 National Love Our Children Day
  • Apr 02 World Autism Awareness Day
  • Apr 03 National Chocolate Mousse Day
  • Apr 03 National Find a Rainbow Day
  • Apr 03 Washington Irving 1783
  • Apr 04 Maya Angelou 1928
  • Apr 04 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr assassination 1968
  • Apr 04 Walk Around Things Day
  • Apr 05 Booker T. Washington 1856
  • Apr 05 National Deep Dish Pizza Day
  • Apr 06 Sorry Charlie Day
  • Apr 06 Tartan Day 1320
  • Apr 07 Metric System Day 1799
  • Apr 07 No Housework Day
  • Apr 07 Phases of the Moon - New Moon
  • Apr 07 World Health Day
  • Apr 09 Name Yourself Day
  • Apr 10 National Farm Animals Day
  • Apr 10 National Sibling Day
  • Apr 11 National Pet Day
  • Apr 12 D.E.A.R. Drop Everything and Read Day
  • Apr 13 Thomas Jefferson 1743
  • Apr 14 International Moment of Laughter Day
  • Apr 14 Phases of the Moon - First Quarter
  • Apr 15 Income Tax Pay Day (Observed April 16th this year)
  • Apr 15 Jackie Robinson Day
  • Apr 15 Leonardo DaVinci 1452
  • Apr 15 One Day Without Shoes Day
  • Apr 16 Husband Appreciation Day 
  • Apr 16 National Stress Awareness Day
  • Apr 16 National Wear Your Pajamas to Work Day
  • Apr 17 National Haiku Poetry Day
  • Apr 18 Boston Marathon
  • Apr 19 National Hanging Out Day
  • Apr 20 Chinese Language Day
  • Apr 21 Kindergarten Day
  • Apr 21 National Chocolate Covered Cashews Day
  • Apr 22 Earth Day
  • Apr 22 Passover
  • Apr 22 Phases of the Moon - Full Moon
  • Apr 23 James Buchanan 1791
  • Apr 23 Talk Like Shakespeare Day
  • Apr 23 William Shakespeare 1564
  • Apr 24 Library of Congress Day
  • Apr 25 Red Hat Society Day 1998
  • Apr 25 World Penguin Day
  • Apr 26 National Kids and Pets Day
  • Apr 26 Richter Scale Day
  • Apr 27 Secretary's Day/ Administrative Assistant Day
  • Apr 27 Morse Code Day
  • Apr 27 Ulysses Grant 1822
  • Apr 28 James Monroe  1758
  • Apr 28 Maryland Statehood 1788
  • Apr 28 Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day
  • Apr 29 Arbor Day
  • Apr 29 International Dance Day
  • Apr 29 National Teach Children to Save Day
  • Apr 30 Louisiana Statehood 1812
  • Apr 30 Phases of the Moon - Last Quarter
  • Apr 30 Sense of Smell Day
  • Apr 30 Spank Out Day

and many, many more April 2016 holidays and events.

May 2016 Calendar of Holidays and EventsMay 2016 Holidays and Events Calendar - Calendar View
Educational teaching resources are available for several multicultural units. Some of the holidays and events associated with the May 2016 calendar are:

and other national and international May 2016 holidays or events of interest. The May 2016 holidays and events calendar includes weekly observances as well as monthly observances of multicultural events and awareness days like Teacher Appreciation Week and Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month.

May Graduation

May 02 - May 06 Teacher Appreciation Week
May 01 - May 31 Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month

  • May 01 May Day
  • May 01 Mother Goose Day
  • May 01 School Principal's Day
  • May 02 Brothers and Sisters Day
  • May 02 World Laughter Day
  • May 03 National Teacher Appreciation Day
  • May 03 World Asthma Day
  • May 04 Bird Day
  • May 04 Star Wars Day
  • May 05 cinco de mayo
  • May 05 National Day of Prayer
  • May 06 Child Care Provider Day
  • May 06 No Homework Day 
  • May 06 Nurses Day or National RN Recognition Day
  • May 06 Phases of the Moon - New Moon
  • May 06 Space Day
  • May 07 National Babysitters Day
  • May 07 National Scrapbooking Day
  • May 08 Child Care Provider Day
  • May 08 Harry Truman 1884
  • May 08 Mother's Day
  • May 08 No Socks Day
  • May 10 World Lupus Day
  • May 11 Eat What You Want Day
  • May 11 Minnesota Statehood 1858
  • May 11 National School Nurse Day
  • May 11 Receptionist's Day
  • May 13 Frog Jumping Day
  • May 13 Phases of the Moon - First Quarter
  • May 14 International Bird Day
  • May 14 Letter Carriers' Food Drive Day
  • May 15 International Day of Families
  • May 15 National Chocolate Chip Day
  • May 15 Pentecost
  • May 18 International Museum Day
  • May 19 Boys Club Day
  • May 20 National Bike to Work Day
  • May 20 Weights and Measures Day
  • May 21 Armed Forces Day
  • May 21 National Wait Staff Day
  • May 21 Phases of the Moon - Full Moon
  • May 23 So. Carolina Statehood 1788
  • May 23 Victoria Day (CA)
  • May 24 International Tiara Day
  • May 27 Cellophane Tape Day
  • May 29 John F. Kennedy 1917
  • May 29 Phases of the Moon - Last Quarter
  • May 29 Rhode Island Statehood 1790
  • May 29 Wisconsin Statehood 1848
  • May 30 Memorial Day
  • May 31 What You Think Upon Grows Day

and many, many more May 2016 holidays and events.

June 2016 Holidays and Calendar of EventsJune 2016 Holidays and Events Calendar - Calendar View
Educational teaching resources are available for several multicultural units. Some of the holidays and events associated with the June 2016 calendar are:

and other national and international June 2016 holidays or events of interest. The June 2016 holidays and events calendar includes weekly observances as well as monthly observances of multicultural events and awareness days like National Flag Week and Universal Father's Week.

June Graduation

  • Jun 01 Kentucky Statehood 1792
  • Jun 01 Say Something Nice Day 
  • Jun 01 Stand for Children Day
  • Jun 01 Tennessee Statehood 1796
  • Jun 02 Leave the Office Early Day
  • Jun 02 National Rocky Road Ice Cream Day
  • Jun 03 First U.S. Spacewalk 1965
  • Jun 03 National Egg Day
  • Jun 04 Aesop 620 BC
  • Jun 05 National Cancer Survivors Day
  • Jun 05 Phases of the Moon - New Moon
  • Jun 05 Richard Scarry 1919
  • Jun 06 D-Day 1944
  • Jun 06 Russian Language Day
  • Jun 07 Daniel Boone Day
  • Jun 07 National Chocolate Ice Cream Day
  • Jun 08 World Oceans Day
  • Jun 09 Donald Duck Day 1934
  • Jun 12 Anne Frank 1929  
  • Jun 12 George H.W. Bush 1924
  • Jun 12 Loving Day
  • Jun 12 Phases of the Moon - First Quarter
  • Jun 13 Sewing Machine Day
  • Jun 14 Army's Birthday 1775
  • Jun 14 Flag Day
  • Jun 15 Arkansas Statehood 1836
  • Jun 15 Native American Citizenship Day
  • Jun 15 Worldwide Day of Giving
  • Jun 16 National Fudge Day
  • Jun 16 Recess at Work Day
  • Jun 19 Father's Day
  • Jun 19 Juneteenth
  • Jun 19 Flip Flop Day
  • Jun 20 Phases of the Moon - Full Moon
  • Jun 20 Summer Solstice
  • Jun 20 West Virginia Statehood 1863
  • Jun 20 World Rufugee Day
  • Jun 21 New Hampshire Statehood 1788
  • Jun 21 World Handshake Day
  • Jun 23 Don't Let the Nouns Get You Down
  • Jun 23 Let it Go Day
  • Jun 24 Take Your Dog to Work Day
  • Jun 25 Eric Carle 1929
  • Jun 25 Virginia Statehood 1788
  • Jun 26 America's Kids Day
  • Jun 27 "Happy Birthday to You" Day
  • Jun 27 Helen Keller 1880
  • Jun 27 Phases of the Moon - Last Quarter
  • Jun 27 Please Take My Children To Work Day
  • Jun 29 Camera Day
  • Jun 30 National Bomb Pop Day
  • Jun 30 NOW (National Organization For Women) Day

and many, many more June 2016 holidays and events.

July 2016 Holidays and Calendar of EventsJuly 2016 Holidays and Events Calendar - Calendar View
Educational teaching resources are available for several multicultural units. Some of the holidays and events associated with the July 2016 calendar are:

and other national and international July 2016 holidays or events of interest. The July 2016 holidays and events calendar includes weekly observances as well as monthly observances of multicultural events and awareness days.

  • Jul 01 Canada Day
  • Jul 01 Zip Code Day 1963
  • Jul 02 I Forgot Day
  • Jul 02 Made in the USA Day
  • Jul 03 Idaho Statehood 1890
  • Jul 04 Calvin Coolidge 1872
  • Jul 04 Independence Day - U.S. 4th of July
  • Jul 05 Phases of the Moon - New Moon
  • Jul 06 George W. Bush 1946
  • Jul 07 Chocolate Day
  • Jul 07 Father Daughter Take a Walk Day
  • Jul 07 Global Forgiveness Day
  • Jul 07 Tell the Truth Day
  • Jul 08 Cow Appreciation Day
  • Jul 10 Teddy Bears' Picnic Day
  • Jul 10 Wyoming Statehood 1890
  • Jul 11 Cheer Up the Lonely Day
  • Jul 11 John Quincy Adams 1767
  • Jul 12 Henry David Thoreau 1817
  • Jul 12 Phases of the Moon - 1st Quarter
  • Jul 13 Embrace Your Geekness Day
  • Jul 13 International Puzzle Day
  • Jul 13 National French Fries Day
  • Jul 14 Bastille Day
  • Jul 14 Gerald Ford 1913
  • Jul 14 Shark Awareness Day
  • Jul 15 Be a Dork Day
  • Jul 15 Gummi Worm Day
  • Jul 16 Toss Away "Could/Should Haves" Day
  • Jul 17 National Ice Cream Day
  • Jul 18 Global Hug Your Kids Day
  • Jul 18 International Mandela Day
  • Jul 19 Phases of the Moon - Full Moon
  • Jul 20 Moon Day
  • Jul 20 National Lollipop Day
  • Jul 22 Spoonerism Day
  • Jul 23 Gorgeous Grandma Day
  • Jul 23 National Day of the Cowboy
  • Jul 23 National Hot Dog Day
  • Jul 24 Cousins Day
  • Jul 24 Parents Day
  • Jul 24 Tell an Old Joke Day
  • Jul 25 Carousel Day
  • Jul 26 New York Statehood 1788
  • Jul 26 Phases of the Moon - Last Quarter
  • Jul 27 Barbie in a Blender Day
  • Jul 27 Take Your Houseplant For a Walk Day
  • Jul 28 National Milk Chocolate Day
  • Jul 29 Lasagna Day
  • Jul 29 National Talk in an Elevator Day
  • Jul 30 Father-in-law Day
  • Jul 30 International Day of Friendship
  • Jul 30 National Dance Day
  • Jul 30 Paperback Book Day
  • Jul 31 World Ranger Day

and many, many more July 2016 holidays and events.

August 2016 Holidays and Calendar of EventsAugust 2016 Holidays and Events Calendar - Calendar View
Educational teaching resources are available for several multicultural units. Some of the holidays and events associated with the August 2016 calendar are:

and other national and international August 2016 holidays or events of interest. The August 2016 holidays and events calendar includes weekly observances as well as monthly observances of multicultural events and awareness days.

Back to School (Can start anytime in August or September)

  • Aug 01 Armed Forces Day
  • Aug 01 Colorado Statehood 1876
  • Aug 01 Girlfriends Day
  • Aug 01 Respect for Parents Day
  • Aug 02 National Night Out
  • Aug 03 Watermelon Day
  • Aug 04 Barack Obama 1961
  • Aug 04 Coast Guard Day
  • Aug 04 Single Working Women's Day
  • Aug 06 Hiroshima Day
  • Aug 07 Friendship Day
  • Aug 07 National KidsDay
  • Aug 07 Purple Heart Day
  • Aug 07 Sisters Day
  • Aug 08 Happiness Happens Day
  • Aug 08 The Date to Create
  • Aug 10 Herbert Hoover 1874
  • Aug 10 Missouri Statehood 1821
  • Aug 10 National S'mores Day
  • Aug 11 Son and Daugher Day
  • Aug 12 International Youth Day
  • Aug 12 Kool-Aid Day
  • Aug 13 International Left Handers' Day
  • Aug 13 National Garage Sale Day
  • Aug 14 VJ Day
  • Aug 15 Cupcake Day
  • Aug 15 National Relaxation Day
  • Aug 17 National Thrift Shop Day
  • Aug 18 Bad Poetry Day
  • Aug 18 Mail Order Catalog Day
  • Aug 19 Bill Clinton 1946
  • Aug 19 Hug Your Boss Day
  • Aug 19 World Humanitarian Day
  • Aug 20 Benjamin Harrison 1833
  • Aug 20 International Geocaching Day
  • Aug 20 International Homeless Animals Day
  • Aug 21 Hawaii Statehood 1959
  • Aug 21 Senior Citizens Day
  • Aug 22 Be an Angel Day
  • Aug 23 Day For The Remembrance of The Slave Trade & Its Abolition
  • Aug 24 National Waffle Day
  • Aug 24 Pluto Demoted Day
  • Aug 24 Vesuvius Day
  • Aug 25 Kiss and Makeup Day
  • Aug 26 National Dog Day
  • Aug 26 Women's Equality Day
  • Aug 27 International Bat Night (08/27-08/28)
  • Aug 27 Lyndon B. Johnson 1908
  • Aug 28 Crackers Over the Keyboard Day
  • Aug 28 Race Your Mouse Around the Icons Day
  • Aug 30 National Toasted Marshmallow Day
  • Aug 31 Love Litigating Lawyers Day

and many, many more August 2016 holidays and events.

September 2016 Holidays and Calendar of EventsSeptember 2016 Holidays and Events Calendar - Calendar View
Educational teaching resources are available for several multicultural units. Some of the holidays and events associated with the September 2016 calendar are:

and other national and international September 2016 holidays or events of interest. The September 2016 holidays and events calendar includes weekly observances as well as monthly observances of multicultural events and awareness days like National Hispanic Heritage Month and Constitution Week.

Back to School (Schools starting in September, usually start shortly after Labor Day)
Constitution Week (Sept 17-23)
National Hispanic Heritage Month
(Sept 15 - Oct 15)

  • Sep 01 Calendar Adjustment Day
  • Sep 01 National No Rhyme or Reason Day
  • Sep 01 Phases of the Moon - New Moon
  • Sep 02 National Lazy Mom's Day
  • Sep 03 Bacon Day
  • Sep 03 National Buffalo Chicken Wings Day (09/03-09/04)
  • Sep 03 National Writing Date Day
  • Sep 04 Father's Day (Australia and New Zealand)
  • Sep 04 Newspaper Carrier Day
  • Sep 05 Be Late for Something Day
  • Sep 05 Labor Day
  • Sep 07 Google Commemoration (Founded) Day
  • Sep 07 Grandma Moses Day
  • Sep 08 International Literacy Day
  • Sep 08 World Physical Therapy Day
  • Sep 09 Californa Statehood 1850
  • Sep 09 Phases of the Moon - First Quarter
  • Sep 09 Wonderful Weirdos Day
  • Sep 10 Swap Ideas Day
  • Sep 10 World Suicide Prevention Day
  • Sep 11 National Grandparents Day
  • Sep 11 Patriot Day
  • Sep 12 Video Games Day
  • Sep 13 International Chocolate Day
  • Sep 14 National Kreme Filled Donut Day
  • Sep 14 Star Spangled Banner 1814
  • Sep 15 International Day of Democracy
  • Sep 15 William Taft 1857
  • Sep 15 Hispanic Heritage Month starts
  • Sep 16 Phases of the Moon - Full Moon
  • Sep 16 Stepfamily Day
  • Sep 17 Constitution Day | Citizenship Day
  • Sep 17 International Coastal Cleanup Day
  • Sep 18 National Attention Deficit Disorder Awareness Day
  • Sep 18 National Respect Day
  • Sep 18 World Water Monitoring Day
  • Sep 19 Talk Like a Pirate Day
  • Sep 20 Get Ready Day
  • Sep 21 International Day of Peace
  • Sep 22 Autumn Equinox - First Day of Autumn
  • Sep 22 Dear Diary Day
  • Sep 22 Ice Cream Cone Day
  • Sep 22 National White Chocolate Day
  • Sep 23 Love Note Day
  • Sep 23 Phases of the Moon - Last Quarter
  • Sep 24 Family Health and Fitness Day USA
  • Sep 24 Punctuation Day
  • Sep 26 Family Day - A Day to Eat Dinner With Your Kids 
  • Sep 26 Johnny Appleseed Day
  • Sep 27 Ancestor Appreciation Day
  • Sep 27 Sam Adams 1722
  • Sep 28 National Good Neighbor Day
  • Sep 29 World Heart Day
  • Sep 29 VFW Day
  • Sep 30 Ask a Stupid Question Day
  • Sep 30 Hug a Vegetarian Day

and many, many more September 2016 holidays and events.

October 2016 Holidays and Calendar of EventsOctober 2016 Holidays and Events Calendar - Calendar View
You will find integrated teaching units associated with the following October holidays and events:

and other national and international October 2016 holidays or events of interest. The October 2016 holidays and events calendar includes weekly observances as well as monthly observances of multicultural events and awareness days like Fire Prevention Week and National Hispanic Heritage Month.

Fire Prevention Week (Oct 9- Oct 15)
National Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept 15 - Oct 15)

  • Oct 01 Jimmy Carter 1924
  • Oct 01 Phases of the Moon - New Moon
  • Oct 02 Guardian Angels Day
  • Oct 02 National Custodial Workers Day
  • Oct 02 Rosh Hashanah (10/02-10/04)
  • Oct 02 World Farm Animals Day
  • Oct 03 Child Health Day
  • Oct 03 Fall Astronomy Day
  • Oct 03 World Day of Bullying Prevention - Blue Shirt Day
  • Oct 03 World Habitat Day
  • Oct 04 Rutherford Hayes 1822
  • Oct 04 Ten-Four Day
  • Oct 04 World Animal Day
  • Oct 05 Chester Arthur 1829
  • Oct 05 National Stop Bullying Day
  • Oct 05 Walk to School in the USA Day
  • Oct 05 World Teachers Day
  • Oct 06 National German-American Day
  • Oct 07 World Smile Day
  • Oct 08 Universal Music Day
  • Oct 09 Fire Prevention Day
  • Oct 09 Phases of the Moon - First Quarter
  • Oct 10 Canadian Thanksgiving
  • Oct 10 Columbus Day
  • Oct 10 National Metric Day
  • Oct 10 Native American Day
  • Oct 11 Eleanor Roosevelt 1884
  • Oct 11 Free Thought Day
  • Oct 11 National Face Your Fears Day
  • Oct 12 National Bring Your Teddy Bear To Work & School Day
  • Oct 13 English Language Day
  • Oct 13 Navy Birthday 1775
  • Oct 13 World Sight Day
  • Oct 14 Dwight Eisenhower 1890
  • Oct 14 William Penn 1644
  • Oct 14 World Egg Day
  • Oct 15 National Grouch Day
  • Oct 16 Dictionary Day 
  • Oct 16 Phases of the Moon - Full Moon
  • Oct 16 World Food Day
  • Oct 17 Black Poetry Day
  • Oct 17 Boss's Day (or National Boss's Day) 
  • Oct 18 National Chocolate Cupcake Day 
  • Oct 19 Evaluate Your Life Day
  • Oct 20 Get Smart About Credit Day
  • Oct 21 Reptile Awareness Day
  • Oct 22 Caps Locks Day
  • Oct 22 International Stuttering Awareness Day
  • Oct 22 Phases of the Moon - Last Quarter
  • Oct 23 iPod Day
  • Oct 25 Mother-in-Law Day
  • Oct 24 United Nations Day
  • Oct 25 Pablo Picasso 1881
  • Oct 26 Hillary Clinton 1947
  • Oct 27 Cranky Co-workers Day
  • Oct 27 Theodore Roosevelt 1858
  • Oct 28 National Chocolates Day
  • Oct 29 International Internet Day
  • Oct 29 National Cat Day
  • Oct 30 John Adams 1735
  • Oct 30 National Candy Corn Day
  • Oct 30 Phases of the Moon - New Moon
  • Oct 31 Halloween
  • Oct 31 National Knock-Knock Jokes Day
  • Oct 31 Nevada Statehood 1864

and many, many more October 2016 holidays and events.

November 2016 Holidays and Calendar of EventsNovember 2016 Holidays and Events Calendar - Calendar View
Teaching ideas associated with the following holidays and events appear on the November 2016:

and other national and international November 2016 holidays or events of interest. The November 2016 holidays and events calendar includes weekly observances as well as monthly observances of multicultural events and awareness days like American Indian Heritage Month.

American Indian Heritage Month (Nov 1 - Nov 30)

  • Nov 01 All Saints' Day
  • Nov 01 National Authors' Day
  • Nov 01 National Family Literacy Day
  • Nov 02 All Souls Day
  • Nov 02 James Polk 1795
  • Nov 02 North Dakota Statehood 1889
  • Nov 02 South Dakota Statehood 1889
  • Nov 02 Warren Harding 1865
  • Nov 03 Cliché Day
  • Nov 03 National Men Make Dinner Day
  • Nov 04 Use Your Common Sense Day 
  • Nov 05 Digital Scrapbooking Day
  • Nov 06 Daylight Savings Time Ends
  • Nov 07 Job Action Day
  • Nov 07 Phases of the Moon - First Quarter
  • Nov 08 Election Day
  • Nov 08 International Tongue Twister Day
  • Nov 08 Montana Statehood 1889
  • Nov 08 National Parents as Teachers Day
  • Nov 08 National Young Reader's Day
  • Nov 10 Marine Corps Birthday 1775
  • Nov 11 Remembrance Day (UK, Canada)
  • Nov 11 Veterans Day
  • Nov 11 Washington Statehood 1889
  • Nov 12 National Gaming Day (Libraries) 
  • Nov 13 World Kindness Day
  • Nov 14 International Girls Day
  • Nov 14 Phases of the Moon - Full Moon
  • Nov 15 America Recycles Day
  • Nov 15 I Love to Write Day
  • Nov 16 Oklahoma Statehood 1907
  • Nov 17 Great American Smokeout
  • Nov 19 James Garfield 1831
  • Nov 19 Gettysburg Address Delivered 1863 - Equal Opportunity Day
  • Nov 19 National Survivors of Suicide Day
  • Nov 20 Name Your PC Day
  • Nov 20 Universal Children's Day
  • Nov 21 North Carolina Statehood 1789
  • Nov 21 Phases of the Moon - Last Quarter
  • Nov 22 JFK Assassinated 1963
  • Nov 23 Franklin Pierce 1804
  • Nov 24 Thanksgiving
  • Nov 24 Zachary Taylor 1784
  • Nov 25 Black Friday
  • Nov 25 National Day of Listening
  • Nov 25 National Native American Heritage Day 
  • Nov 26 Small Business Saturday
  • Nov 28 Cyber Monday
  • Nov 29 Louisa May Alcott 1832
  • Nov 29 Phases of the Moon - New Moon
  • Nov 30 Computer Security Day
  • Nov 30 Mark Twain 1835
  • Nov 30 Winston Churchill 1874

and many, many more November 2016 holidays and events.

December 2016 Holidays and Calendar of EventsDecember 2016 Holidays and Events Calendar - Calendar View
Educational teaching resources are available for several multicultural units. Some of the holidays and events associated with the December 2016 calendar are:

and other national and international December 2016 holidays or events of interest. The December 2016 holidays and events calendar includes weekly observances as well as monthly observances of multicultural events and awareness days.

  • Dec 01 Day With(out) Art Day
  • Dec 01 Rosa Parks Day 1955
  • Dec 02 Special Education Day
  • Dec 03 Illinois Statehood 1818
  • Dec 03 International Day of Disabled Persons
  • Dec 04 National Cookie Day
  • Dec 04 National Dice Day
  • Dec 05 Martin Van Buren 1782
  • Dec 07 Delaware Statehood 1787
  • Dec 07 Phases of the Moon - First Quarter
  • Dec 08 Eli Whitney 1765 
  • Dec 10 Dewey Decimal System Day
  • Dec 10 Human Rights Day
  • Dec 10 Mississippi Statehood 1817
  • Dec 10 Nobel Prize Day
  • Dec 11 Indiana Statehood 1816
  • Dec 12 Pennsylvania Statehood 1787
  • Dec 13 Mary Todd Lincoln 1818
  • Dec 14 Alabama Statehood 1819
  • Dec 14 Phases of the Moon - Full Moon
  • Dec 15 Bill of Rights Day
  • Dec 15 National Re-gifting Day
  • Dec 16 National Chocolate Covered Anything Day
  • Dec 17 Wright Brothers Day
  • Dec 18 New Jersey Statehood 1787
  • Dec 20 World Day of Prayer and Action for Children
  • Dec 21 Earmuff Day
  • Dec 21 Phases of the Moon - Last Quarter
  • Dec 21 Winter Solstice
  • Dec 23 Festivus
  • Dec 24 Christmas Eve
  • Dec 24 Hanukkah (begins December 24at sunset and ends January 01, 2017)
  • Dec 25 Christmas
  • Dec 25 Isaac Newton 1642
  • Dec 26 Boxing Day
  • Dec 26 Kwanzaa (12/26-1/1)
  • Dec 26 National Candy Cane Day
  • Dec 26 National Thank You Note Day
  • Dec 27 National Fruitcake Day
  • Dec 28 Iowa Statehood 1846
  • Dec 28 National Chocolate Day
  • Dec 28 Pledge of Allegiance Day 
  • Dec 28 Woodrow Wilson 1856
  • Dec 29 Andrew Johnson 1808
  • Dec 29 Phases of the Moon - New Moon
  • Dec 29 Texas Statehood 1845
  • Dec 30 Bacon Day
  • Dec 30 Mercer Mayer 1943
  • Dec 31 Make Up Your Mind Day
  • Dec 31 New Year's Eve
  • Dec 31 Universal Hour of Peace Day

and many, many more December 2016 holidays and events.

 
 

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Holidays and

Teaching Themes

July Teaching Activities & Worksheets

4th of July Thematic Unit - 4th of July
Summer Thematic Unit - Summer
Back to School Thematic Unit - Back to School
July Calendar of Events - July Teaching Ideas - Other July Teaching Ideas

August Teaching Activities & Worksheets

Summer Thematic Unit - Summer
Back to School Thematic Unit - Back to School
August Calendar of Events - August Teaching Ideas - Other August Teaching Ideas

Sample Thematic Activities & Teaching Ideas

Letter Activities, Coloring Pages, Worksheets and Games - Letters of the Alphabet Games
Community Helpers Games, Activities, Worksheets, Books, Poetry, Lessons and Teaching Ideas - Community Helpers
100th Day of School Games, Activities, Worksheets, Books, Lessons and Teaching Ideas - The 100th day of School Activities
Seasons Thematic Unit - Summer - Summer
Seasons Thematic Unit - Fall - Autumn - Games, Coloring Pages, Activities, Worksheets, Articles, Books, Poetry, Lessons and Teaching Ideas - Fall
Seasons Thematic Unit - Winter - Winter
Seasons Thematic Unit - Spring - Spring
U.S. Presidents Games, Coloring Pages, Activities, Worksheets, Timelines, Books, Poetry, Stories, Lessons and Teaching Ideas - Presidents
Dr. Seuss Thematic Teaching Unit - NEA Read Across America - Read Across America - Dr. Seuss' Birthday
Native Americans Thematic Unit - Games, Coloring Pages, Activities, Worksheets, Articles, Books, Poetry, Lessons and Teaching Ideas - Native American Study
USA States - U.S. Geography Thematic Unit - U.S. Geography

Holiday Fun- Alphabetical

100 Days of School Theme Unit of Study - 100th Day of School
4th of July Thematic Unit - 4th of July
Patriot Day Theme Unit of Study - 9/11 - Patriot Day
April Fools Day Thematic Unit - April Fools Day
American Heart Month Thematic Unit - Wear Red Day - American Heart Month
Arbor Day Theme Unit of Study - Arbor Day
Armed Forces Thematic Unit - Armed Forces Day
Ash Wednesday Theme Unit of Study - Ash Wednesday
  - Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
Back to School Thematic Unit - Back to School
Birds Theme Unit of Study - Bird Day
Black History Thematic Unit - Black History Month
Chinese New Year Theme Unit of Study - Chinese New Year
Christmas Thematic Unit - Christmas Fun
Christian Christmas Theme Unit of Study - Christmas - Religious Christian Christmas
Cinco de Mayo Thematic Unit - Cinco de mayo
Christopher Columbus Theme Unit of Study - Columbus Day
Constitution Day Thematic Unit - Constitution Day | Constitution Week
Dental Health Theme Unit of Study - Dental Health Month
Dr. Seuss Thematic Unit - Dr. Seuss Birthday
Earth Day Theme Unit of Study - Earth Day
Fun Easter Thematic Unit - Easter Fun
Christian Easter Theme Unit of Study - Easter - Religious Christian Easter
Election Day Thematic Unit - Election Day
Epiphany Thematic Unit - Epiphany
Fall - Autumn Theme Unit of Study - Fall Activities
Father's Day Thematic Unit - Father's Day
Fire Safety Theme Unit of Study - Fire Safety Week
Flag Day Thematic Unit - Flag Day
Fourth of July Theme Unit of Study - Fourth of July
Graduation Thematic Unit - Graduation
Grandparents Day  Theme Unit of Study - Grandparents Day
Groundhog's Day Thematic Unit - Groundhog's Day
Halloween Theme Unit of Study - Halloween
Hanukkah Thematic Unit - Hanukkah
New Year Theme Unit of Study - Happy New Years Eve
Hispanic Heritage Thematic Unit - Hispanic Heritage Month
Kwanzaa Theme Unit of Study - Kwanzaa
Labor Day Thematic Unit - Labor Day
Leap Year Thematic Unit - Leap Year
Mardi Gras Theme Unit of Study - Mardi Gras
Martin Luther King  Thematic Unit - Martin Luther King, Jr Day
May Day Theme Unit of Study - May Day
Memorial Day Thematic Unit - Memorial Day
Mothers Day Theme Unit of Study - Mother's Day
National Day of Prayer Theme Unit of Study - National Day of Prayer
Native Americans Thematic Unit - Games, Coloring Pages, Activities, Worksheets, Articles, Books, Poetry, Lessons and Teaching Ideas - Native American Study
New Year Thematic Unit - New Year
One Hundred Days of School Theme Unit of Study - One Hundredth Day of School
Passover Thematic Unit - Passover
U.S. Presidents Theme Unit of Study - Presidents Day - U.S. Presidents
St Patricks Day Thematic Unit - St. Patrick's Day
Spring Theme Unit of Study - Spring Fun
Summer Thematic Unit - Summer
Super Bowl Theme Unit of Study - Super Bowl Sunday
  - Teacher Appreciation Week
Thanksgiving Thematic Unit - Thanksgiving
Valentines Day Theme Unit of Study - Valentine's Day
Veterans Day Thematic Unit - Veteran's Day
Winter Theme Unit of Study - Winter
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