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Up Helly Aa

Up Helly Aa is a traditional Viking fire festival that takes place every year on the last Tuesday of January. It marks the beginning of the longer days and the…

National Freedom Day

National Freedom Day is observed on February 1st in the United States to commemorate the date in 1865 when President Abraham Lincoln signed the joint resolution that later became the 13th…


Setsubun, the Bean-Throwing Festival, takes place before the first day of spring in Japan. Roasted soybeans called fuku mame (fortune beans) are thrown for good luck.

Rosa Parks Day

Rosa Parks Day is an American holiday honoring the civil rights activist Rosa Parks, born on this day in 1913.

Sapporo Snow Festival

The Sapporo Snow Festival is an annual winter event held in Sapporo, Japan, showcasing elaborate and intricate snow and ice sculptures. Millions of visitors from around the world attend the…

Black Lives Matter at School Week of Action

Black Lives Matter at School, a national coalition organizing for racial justice in education, encourages all educators, students, parents, unions, and community organizations to join the annual week of action…

Waitangi Day

Waitangi Day, a public holiday in New Zealand, celebrates the Treaty of Waitangi, regarded as the nation's founding document.

World Read Aloud Day

Every year, on World Read Aloud Day, people around the globe read aloud and share stories to advocate for literacy as a human right that belongs to all people. Click…

Global School Play Day

Global School Play Day is all about restoring unstructured play to a generation of kids!

Carnival of Brazil

The Carnival of Brazil is a festival held in Rio de Janeiro before Lent and is considered the biggest carnival in the world. The celebration includes vibrant parades, elaborate costumes,…