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Teaching Through the Holidays!

Over the years, I have realized how much special events impact teaching, especially at the elementary level.  Not only is it fun, but it often teaches children about history, culture, honoring others, and family traditions!

New Years Day

January 1st


Third Monday in January

Inauguration Day

When a new US president is elected

Belly Laugh Day

January 24th

Super Bowl

Varies Each Year

Groundhog Day

February 2nd

Valentines Day

February 14th

Presidents Day

Third Monday of February

Mardi Gras

The two weeks before Shrove Tuesday and Ash Wednesday

Library Week

Second Week of April

National Pet Day

April 11th

Earth Day

April 22nd

Arbor Day

Depends on climate and planting season


Varies year to year

Teacher Appreciation Week

First Week of May

Mother's Day

Second Sunday in May

Memorial Day

Last Monday in May

Father's Day

Third Sunday in June

Labor Day

First Monday in September

Grandparent's Day

First Sunday after Labor Day

Star Trek Day

September 8th

Patriot Day

September 11th

Columbus Day

Second Monday in October

Fire Prevention Week

2nd Week of October

Mole Day

October 23rd


October 31st

Election Day

Second Tuesday in November

Veteran's Day

November 11th


Fourth Thursday in November


December 25th


December 12th-20th (varies year to year)


December 26th-January 1st (varies)