Holidays and Traditions by month
Holidays and Traditions






Abbots Bromley Horn Dance Lesson plans
Around the world Oak Apple Day
Calendars Pictures
Cards to send Saint David's Day
Carnivals Shrove Tuesday and Lent
Encyclopedia The Big Egg Hunt
Europe Trooping the Colour
Exercises UK / US
Games to print Up Helly Aa
Ice Cream Day Webquests
Interactive games Whitsun

(Updated on 24/05/2016)

Related pages :

Birthday (vocabulary and activities)
Holidays (vocabulary and activities)
Holidays and Traditions (alphabetical order)
Holidays and Traditions by month


Around the world :

  • Holidays From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  • The Earth Calendar is a daybook of holidays and celebrations around the world.
    (Pour un jour donné, vous obtenez toutes les fêtes de ce jour dans le monde entier)
    (Earth Calendar)
  • Culture Quest World Tour -
    "Join Parsifal and Ophelia as they sample the delicious cuisines, play the games, see the museums full of arts, crafts and history, hear the folktales and learn about the holidays & festivals of many of the world's cultures."
  • National holidays - (
    "Click on a region of the world to explore the countries and their national days."
  • Comparing December Celebrations (Education World) :
    Christmas / Hanukah / Kwanzaa / Las Posadas / Ramadan
    ( Date - Countries - Foods - Symbols - Key Words / Decorations - Songs - Gifts - Stories - Light/Candles )




UK / US :


  • English Customs and Traditions (written by kids - Woodlands Junior School Kent)
    English dos and don'ts - Facts about England - Traditional Foods - Festivals and Special Days - Royal Traditions -
    Flags and Emblems - Education in Britain - Songs, Sayings and Superstitions


  • Pentecost / Whitsun :


    • Whitsuntide - "Pentecost or Whitsun is observed on the seventh Sunday after Easter."


Up Helly Aa :


  • Up Helly Aa
      "refers to any of a variety of fire festivals held in Shetland, in Scotland, annually in the middle of winter to mark the end of the yule season.
    The festival involves a procession of up to a thousand guizers in Lerwick  and considerably lower numbers in the more rural festivals, formed into squads who march through the town or village in a variety of themed costumes...
    The procession culminates in the torches being thrown into a replica Viking longship or galley."






  • The Big Egg Hunt - 12 images
    "The Fabergé Big Egg Hunt takes place throughout London from Feb 21 - March 31. For its duration, over 200 eggs decorated by different designers, artists and celebrities will be strewn across the capital. The project will raise funds for the charities Action for Children and Elephant Family."



Abbots Bromley Horn Dance :


  • The Horn Dance
    "The Abbots Bromley Horn Dance, performed at the Barthelmy Fair in August 1226, is one of the few ritual rural customs to survive the passage of time.
    Today the Horn Dance, which takes place annually on Wakes Monday, offers a fascinating day out attracting visitors from all over the world..."






  • Celebrations (
    "The words ... are some of the most important used when talking about Celebrations."
    (with Pronunciation, Example Sentences and Definitions )


  • Holiday Images ( :
    Christmas Images - Easter - St Patrick's Day - Valentines Images
    (aussi en ESPAGNOL) flashcards




  • Cartes à envoyer (123Greetings)


  • Festivals in the UK - Multiple choice quiz
    "Here are some questions about festivals in the UK. Practise words for festivals with this activity."

  • Events - Matching exercise (with pictures) - interactive (
  • Celebrations - "Match each picture on the left with its celebration on the right." (interactive) - (absolutenglish-972)
  • Celebrations - Vocabulary - "Match the words on the left with their definition on the right." (interactive)
  • Celebrations - Dates - "Match the celebration on the left with its date." (interactive) -


  • celebrations and events - a lesson proposed by Randall S. Davis (esl-lab) with :
    - a list of commonly-used vocabulary with a recording of the words in RealMedia format.
    - a short quiz to test students' comprehension of some of the words,
    - a Follow-Up exercise for expanding students' use of the vocabulary in a conversation with a partner or group.
  • Holidays and Observances: Looking at Diversity and Culture - a lesson plan (
    Introductory Activity : What We Already Know
    Activity 1: Writing About a Favorite Holiday
    Activity 2: Research on Holidays
    Culminating Activity : Making a Display about Holidays and Culture
  • Carnival for Pre-Intermediate - Intermediate (Reward English)



  • HOLIDAYS - SCAVENGER HUNT (erp.oissel.onac)
    (Labor Day, Grandparents'Day, Columbus Day, Halloween, Guy Fawkes, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's Day, Boxing Day, Valentine's Day,
    St Patrick's Day, Easter, Arbor Day.)
  • CELEBRATIONS - a webquest to know about foreign countries. - different tasks (absolutenglish-972)

  • Holiday Scavenger Hunt
    "research the origins of these holidays by using multimedia encyclopedias, books, and the Internet."




  • Weather quiz - interactive
    Sun, rain, thunder - test yourself on the British summer
    "The weather on St Swithin's Day was a typical British mixture - sunny spells and cloud, heavy showers and light drizzle.
    The Magazine tests your knowledge of all things summertime with a weather quiz, starting with the legend of St Swithin himself."



  • Bank Holidays
    "Watch the animation , then try to unjumble the words."
    Activity created by: Renée Maufroid



Games TO PRINT :