CHINESE NEW YEAR - 28th JANUARY



Chinese New Year is celebrated in many countries around the world. Each new year is named after one of twelve animals. 2016 was the year of the Monkey and 2017 is the year of the Rooster


Dragon dances, acrobats, fireworks, a parade ... London is buzzing with excitement at Chinese New Year. Find out what you can do to join in the excitement!
People do lots of special things to celebrate Chinese New Year, this song is about some of them.
My Favourite Day - Chinese New Year
Chinese New Year - Game
Chinese Year of the Dragon - Game
Year of the Horse - Printables
   
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GANDHI SAYS PEACE - 30th JANUARY


January 30th is Peace and Non Violence Day


Mahatma Gandhi Biography



Find out more about the Indian leader, whose profound spirituality and belief in justice inspired the world.

PLAY THIS QUIZ






Can you write your "acrostic poem"?:



Write them down and create your "Word Cloud"

Here's a one for you:


READING


Can you tell about any ongoing conflicts round the world?
Learn about some of them here
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MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY - 16th JANUARY - USA

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is celebrated on the third Monday of January. It commemorates the birthday of this great preacher and Civil Rights Activist.

Each year on the third Monday of January schools, federal offices, post office and banks across America close as we celebrate the birth, the life and the dream of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

It is a time for the nation to remember the injustices that Dr. King fought. A time to remember his fight for the freedom, equality, and dignity of all races and peoples. A time to remember the message of change through nonviolence.

" I have a dream...

I have a dream that one day little black boys and black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls as sisters and brothers

I have a dream today"



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MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY - 16th JANUARY

Martin Luther King, Jr. Wordsearch


Complete this animated jigsaw puzzle to see why we celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day!


Civil Rights Words
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a civil rights leader. Below are words associated with his movement. Can you unscramble the words and look up their meaning?
Choose a letter from each box to create a word then check the answer.
LINK

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MARTIN LUTHER KING Jr. DAY IN UNITED STATE - 16 th JANUARY 2017

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is a United States federal holiday marking the birthday of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. It is observed on the third Monday of January each year, which is around the time of King's birthday, January 15.

King was the chief spokesman for nonviolent activism in the civil rights movement, which successfully protested racial discrimination in federal and state law.


"The Stone Of Hope" memorial by master sculptor Lei Yixin was opened to the public in West Potomac Park, Washington DC, on August 22, 2011.

His most famous address was the "I Have A Dream" speech. He was an advocate of non-violent protest and became the youngest man to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. He was assassinated in 1968.

In 1968, shortly after Martin Luther King died, a campaign was started for his birthday to become a holiday to honor him. After the first bill was introduced, trade unions lead the campaign for the federal holiday. It was endorsed in 1976. Following support from the musician Stevie Wonder with his single "Happy Birthday" and a petition with six million signatures, the bill became law in 1983. Martin Luther King Day was first observed in 1986, although it was not observed in all states until the year 2000.
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