Archive for 'Festivals'

May Altar

We bring flowers to honour the ‘Queen of May’

May Altar & May Bush…

Summer has arrived in the Language Units. We have our May Altar and May Bush on display.
We say our prayer to Mary everyday. We decorated our May Bush with brightly coloured eggs and ribbons.

 

World Festivals and Celebrations: Tanabata by Meil

The Japanese Tanabata Festival is dated back 2,000 years ago and is originated from the Chinese story. There were two stars named Altair and Vega,which are separated from each other from the milky way and are only able to meet on the seventh day on the…

World Festivals and Celebrations: Kawhia Kai by Jack M

The Kawhia Kai festival is celebrated in New Zealand on the 4 of February. This year was its 7th year running and over 10,000 people went to the festival. They have music and entertainment at the festival. There is 25 kai stalls there. Four local Kāwh…

World Festivals and Celebrations: Las Fallas by Lee

Las Fallas is a Spanish festival/celebration which is located in Valencia Spain. The Las Fallas Festival is commemorating St. Joseph. Each neighbourhood of the city has an organized group of people that works all year long holding fundraising partie…

World Festivals and Celebrations: Cinco de Mayo by James M

Most people think Cinco De Mayo was the day to remember Mexican independance, well your all WRONG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! But it actually commemorates the battle of Puebla. The battle started because Mexico was in  debts to European gover…

World Festivals and Celebrations: La Tomatina by Darragh

La Tomatina was believed to created by a group of friends nobody knows when. It was first officially celebrated in 1959. 10 tonnes of tomatoes are brought by truck to the middle of Bunol, a town near Valencia in Spain. The party begins the night before…

World Festivals and Celebrations: Holi by David

Holi is a festival in India it is also called the festival of colours. To take part in this Hindu tradition and you just through chalk at people. Every year, Hindus greet each other with a splash of colour. They don’t just through chalk at each othe…

World Festivals and Celebrations: Winterlude by Eoin & Jack H

Winterlude is run by Canada’s National Capital Commission. It started in 1979. The festival is Ottawa’s most important tourist attractions. The festival attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors every year. In 2007 it set a world record for 1.6 m…

World Festivals and Celebrations: Las Fallas by Rory

Las Fallas is a festival in Valencia (Spain) which runs from March 15 to March 19. They make papier-mache figures which are often 20 feet tall. They make famous people like film stars, football stars, animation characters and other people and character…

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