October, November, December

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  • Birthday week of Kadrina Secondary school (Estonia)

    Birthday week of Kadrina Secondary school (Estonia)
    During the week we celebrate our school`s birthday in many different ways. The most outstanding event during the week is a race around Kadrina. This is a race where students from every form and teachers are doing a relay. As a tradition usually the school-leavers are racing in costumes.
    Many different activities are held during the week. This year the school`s birthday week is held from 4th to 8th October.
  • Teachers` Day (Estonia)

    Teachers` Day (Estonia)
    A day dedicated to teachers. School-leavers are taking the place of the teachers, giving lessons istead of them. Students also organize activities or lessons for the teachers and ceremonial gathering for the fellow students and teachers. The day is to honour the hard-working teachers. The new "headmaster" also makes a speech for the students.
  • The Republic Day of Portugal (Portugal)

    The Republic Day of Portugal (Portugal)
    Up to this date, we had a monarchy ruling us. On 5th October 1910, there was a popular insurrection in which the king and his family were murdered in a Lisbon street.
    As a consequence of this, there was a shift in the political governing system. From then on, a republic was implemented up to nowadays.
  • The Day of Łukasiński's School (Poland)

    The Day of Łukasiński's School (Poland)
    This is a day of the First Highschool in Dąbrowa Górnicza. In this year we are celebrating the 110th anniversary of founding of our school. Because of that there will be great prom for the teachers and students, who have graduated.
  • Teacher's Day (Poland)

    Teacher's Day (Poland)
    It is special day for the appreciation of teachers. This day is also the anniversary ofcreation the Commission of National Education, created in 1773 from the initiative of King Stanisław August Poniatowski
  • The Republic Day (Turkey)

    The Republic Day (Turkey)
    The Republic Day(Turkey)The Republic Day of Turkey is among public holidays in Turkey to mark the Commemoration of the proclamation of the republic in 1923. Also the halfday in the afternoon of previous day. In 29 October 1923 Atatürk declared the new government type of Turkey will be a republic and named it as Turkey Republic. Actually this government type was being used since 23 April 1920 (the establishment of Grand National Assembly of Turkey) but it wasn't been named yet. Finally on 29 October 1923 the name and
  • All Saints’ Day (Poland)

    All Saints’ Day (Poland)
    On this day people go to cemeteries to light candles and pray for the ones who have passed away. This is very sad day, as it reminds us about people who are no longer with us.
  • All Saints' Day (Portugal)

    All Saints' Day (Portugal)
    It is a religious catholic holiday. All people celebrate their dead relatives. They decorate the graveyards with flowers and candles.
  • All Saints Feast(Italy)

    All Saints Feast(Italy)
    All Saints Day, also known as All Saints, is a feast that celebrates the glory and honor of all saints (canonized or not).
    All Saints is a Christian ritual expression to invoke all the saints and martyrs of Paradise, which are known or unknown.
    This Catholic feast (Latin: Festum Omnium Sanctorum) falls on November 1, and it is a day of obligation that includes a vigil and an octave in the calendar of the extraordinary form of Roman rite
  • The day of the dead(Italy)

    The day of the dead(Italy)
    Festa dei mortiThe feast of the dead Souls, is a celebration of the Catholic Church, inspired by a Byzantin rite. In the Latin church, it is traced back to Saint'Odilone, the Benedictine Abbot of Cluny, in 998 with the Cluniac reform that established the fact that the abbey bells were rung with knell after vespers on November 1 to celebrate the dead. In Italy people go to visit cemeteries and gifts and cakes are made for this day.
  • St. Martin's Day / Mardipäev (Estonia)

    St. Martin's Day / Mardipäev (Estonia)
    For centuries Mardipäev (Martinmas) has been one of the most important and cherished days in the Estonian folk calendar. It remains popular today, especially among young people and the rural population. Martinmas celebrates the end of the agrarian year and the beginning of the winter period. Children go from house to house, sing, dance and so bring luck to the families. They are given treats in return.
  • National Independence Day (Poland)

    National Independence Day (Poland)
    The Parade of 11th November On this day in 1918 Poland regained independence after 123 years of partitions. This is very solemn day with many parades and festivals. The schools are closed and most of the adults is free from work on that day.
  • S. Martinho Fair (Portugal)

    S. Martinho Fair (Portugal)
    11th November is S. Martinho day, which commemorates saint S. Martinho's generosity.
    On this day, there is a fair at our school. Each class is responsible for a booth as all students are asked to bring to school several products. Lots of regional, agricultural ones are sold during the whole day, such as: chetnuts, beans, apples, home-made bread, jan, etc. Knitwear is also sold, as well as traditional necklaces, earrings, etc.
    In past November, we also had a Comenius booth.
  • The Feast Of The Sacrifice (Turkey)

    The Feast Of The Sacrifice (Turkey)
    In Turkey, we have two religious festivals: Ramadan and the Feast of the Sacrifice. Both of them are celebrated ten days earlier than the year before every year. Because celebration days are calculated according to the lunar callender called ‘Kameri Takvim’. According to the lunar callender the Feast of the Sacrifice is celebrated on the tenthday of the month Zilhicce. It is celebrated in four days. This festival is well known with its story. In the past, the prophet Ibrahim hadn’t had a child
  • St. Catherine's Day / Kadripäev (Estonia)

    St. Catherine's Day / Kadripäev (Estonia)
    It marks the arrival of winter. It requires dressing up as ladies (white or light clothes) and going from door to door on the eve of the holiday to collect gifts, such as food, cloth and wool, in return for suitable songs and blessings. It is very similar to St Martin's Day, but is meant to bring good luck for the cattle.
  • Eve of St. Andrew’s (Poland)

    Eve of St. Andrew’s (Poland)
    Eve of St. Andrew’s is a magical night of fortune-telling, when people pour hot wax into cold water through a key hole and try to read their fate from the shape of the congealed wax.
  • Independence Day (Portugal)

    Independence Day (Portugal)
    We were dominated by three Spanish kings for 60 years and in this date there was a rebellion to expel them from Portugal. Thus we restored our independece.
  • St. Nicholas Day (Poland)

    St. Nicholas Day (Poland)
    On this day children are given gifts from ‘Santa Claus’ – in reality their mothers, fathers or their grandparents. This day is a tribute to Saint Nicholas, who used to do the same thing to children of his hometown.
  • Immaculate Conception (Italy and Portugal)

    Immaculate Conception (Italy and Portugal)
    The Immaculate Conception of Mary was proclaimed as a dogma in 1854 by Pope Pius IX. But the history of devotion to Mary Immaculate is much older, dating back to centuries, even millennia. Since 1476, the feast of the Immaculate Conception of Mary was introduced in the Roman Calendar. In Italy Catholics celebrate this feast with processions, religious rites, but it is also meant as the starting of Christmas time.
  • Saint Lucy(Italy)

    Saint Lucy(Italy)
    Santa Lucia Day, December 13, is celebrated in Siracusa where there is a huge parade carrying the saint on a golden coffin to the Church of Santa Lucia. Since the time and life of Saint Lucia, many legends have grown up around her story, according to them she was tortured and her eyes were put out before her death, so she is invoked as the patron of eye ailments another one says she used to lit candles to find her way through the darkness while she was visiting the Christians hidden in the caves
  • Christmas ball (Estonia)

    Christmas ball (Estonia)
    Before the holiday, school has a ball, where everyone dresses up and dances. Usually there is a show and a band too. After the show and before the dancing, Santa Claus comes and gives everyone their bag of candy.
  • Christmas (Poland)

    Christmas (Poland)
    Probably the most celebrated holiday in Poland. On this day families meet at tables filled with typical Christmas dishes, such as red beetroot, soup served with small dumplings, pickled herring, dumplings with cabbage and mushrooms, fried carp, and poppy seed cake and gingerbread for dessert. There are many rituals connected with this evening such as sharing a Christmas wafer before dinner, singing carols and exchanging presents, which lie hidden under the Christmas tree till the end of the meal
  • Christmas ( Estonia)

    Christmas ( Estonia)
    Christmas in Estonia mainly starts with the day of Christmas Eve. Everyone in the family waits for Santa Claus to come from Lapland with his sleigh conducted by reindeer. The local people believe that Santa come with a huge bag of gifts. Both young and old people get their gifts by singing songs, chanting verses or performing dances. Before Christamas, elves put candies into the shocks or slippers, usually at night, when everyone is sleeping.
  • Christmas Day (Portugal)

    Christmas Day  (Portugal)
    This is a Christian holiday on which we celebrate Christ's birth.
    Our homes, streets and shops are beautifully decorated weeks before this date.
    This is a very important day and all the families meet together.
    On 25th December's eve, we eat a special menu, consisting of boiled cod, octopus, potatoes and cabbage. For dessert, there are always many traditional cakes, biscuits, candies and puddings.
    At midnight we offer gifts in the name of Jesus or, more recently, of Santa Claus.
  • Christmas(Italy)

    Christmas(Italy)
    Christmas, that is the Christian Feast celebrating the birth of Jesus, falls on December 25
    The term derives from the Latin Natalis, meaning "related to birth."
    They are closely related to the tradition of Christmas “The Crib” or Presepe and the Christmas tree in recent times .
    The Crib, derived from medieval representations that the tradition dates back to St. Francis of Assisi, is a figurative reconstruction of the nativity of Jesus and is a strong tradition in itally.
  • New Year's Eve (Poland and Portugal)

    New Year's Eve (Poland and Portugal)
    Firework above Warsaw New Year's Eve is the final day of the Gregorian year, and the day before New Year's Day. It is celebrated with parties and social gatherings spanning the transition of the year at midnight. The sky is always bright from all the fireworks used on that day.