This year I have made it my goal to discover as many holidays from as many cultures as possible around the world, and on each holiday to learn something about the people that celebrate it. As I go through the holidays, I will be sharing what I learn on social media and giving ideas and activities for some of the holidays that you might do at home.
It’s impossible to learn everything about a culture in a year, or even a lifetime, even if its a culture you’re immersed in. But my belief is that all the most beautiful parts of any given culture come out in plain sight on holidays. The food, clothes, music, poetry, dances, and all everything else puts on its best and brightest form when we gather to celebrate. So by learning something about the people who celebrate all the different kinds of holidays throughout the year, I hope to get a better idea of the world we live in. I hope that you’ll join me in this journey and follow along with my Multicultural Holiday calendar as I share some of the things I learn. I’ll also be sure to share about any celebrations I try to take part in, especially those that are new to me.
The 2020 Multicultural Holidays Calendar
This fun, interactive 12-month calendar celebrates a different country each month of the year. Each page includes
– 12 pictures to color in of a culturally significant landmark in
– fast facts about 1 of 11 different countries (France gets two shout outs with the Notre Dame and the Eiffel Tower)
– a place to make notes of facts you learn about holidays in each month
The 11 places are Russia, China, India, Easter Island, Mexico, France, the USA, Australia, Cambodia, Romania, Egypt, and France again.
Each month has at least 9 holidays listed. These holidays might be:
– Religious (Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist, etc)
– National (South Africa, the USA, Ethiopia, Egypt, etc)
– Famous People’s Birthdays
– Historically Significant Events
– Dates of Scientific Breakthroughs
QR codes are also provided if you wish to learn more about each of the holidays throughout the year by following my instagram or blog, where I will share more details and even some celebratory ideas for every holiday listed in this calendar this year.
2020 Multicultural Holidays Around the World Calendar
This 26-page download includes 14 printable calendar pages (a cover page and an instruction page with QR codes plus the 12 months), as well as the 12 full-page versions of the hand-drawn landmarks to color.
January 2020 Multicultural Holidays Printable
Celebrate Holidays from around the world this month including Tai Pongal, Chinese New Year, MLK Day, Holocaust Day and more! This printable comes with the January calendar, an 8x11 coloring page of St Basil's Cathedral, and the QRcodes to follow along as I share what I learn about each holiday!
February 2020 Multicultural Holidays Printable
Celebrate Holidays from around the world this month including Tu B'shevat, Kawhia Kai Festival, Magha Puja Day and more! This printable comes with the February calendar, an 8x11 coloring page of The Great Wall of China, and the QRcodes to follow along as I share what I learn about each holiday!