Hispanic Heritage Month

This national month celebrates the contribution and influence of Hispanic heritage to the history, culture, and achievements of the United States. The theme of 2021 is Be Proud of Your Past, Embrace the Future, which aims to encourage Hispanics to embrace their background, be proud of their identity and celebrate. Available in Victoria, Fire of Flamenco incorporates dance, music, and …

European Day of Languages

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In 2001, the European Year of Languages, the Council of Europe declared 26 September the European Day of Languages to celebrate linguistic diversity in Europe and promote language learning. The European Day of Languages aims to preserve the linguistic diversity in Europe, promote plurilingualism and intercultural understanding through recognising the need to diversify the range of languages people learn, and …

Hispanic Heritage Month

This national month celebrates the contribution and influence of Hispanic heritage to the history, culture, and achievements of the United States. The theme of 2021 is Be Proud of Your Past, Embrace the Future, which aims to encourage Hispanics to embrace their background, be proud of their identity and celebrate. Available in Victoria, Fire of Flamenco incorporates dance, music, and …

International Literacy Day

UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation, proclaimed International Literacy Day in 1967. It aims to highlight the significance of literacy and raise awareness and concern for literacy problems in our communities. According to UNESCO, there are more than 700 million adults and 600 million children and adolescents lacking basic literacy skills or not achieving minimum proficiency levels …

Indigenous Literacy Day

Since 2004, Indigenous Literacy Day has been celebrated on the first Wednesday of September. This day highlights the difficulties faced by Indigenous Australians and advocates equality. Education and literacy are some of the most prominent challenges faced by Indigenous Australian, for example, large literacy gaps between Indigenous children and non-Indigenous children. Cultural Infusion’s Indigenous programs help children from all parts …

Early Childhood Educators’ Day

Held on the first Wednesday in September each year to recognise the contribution of Australian educators, Early Childhood Educators’ Day thanks educators for their role in the wellbeing and healthy development of future generations. Early education can improve children’s social skills and cultivate lifelong interests. Around Australia, kindergarten and preschool teachers are supported by pre-primary incursions that help children discover …

World Arabic Language Day

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The fifth most internationally spoken language in the world, the Semitic language of Arabic has communicated ground-breaking findings in the disciplines of engineering, social sciences, philosophy and mathematics. World Arabic Language Day celebrates the diversity of the Arabic language, as it has evolved into a myriad of dialects each distinct to its particular region. Recognising the influence of Arabian culture, …

International Human Solidarity Day

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International Human Solidarity Day advocated by the United Nations brings focus to a global commitment of harmony. Parallel to the fundamentals of Sustainable Development Goals, this day brings awareness to unity in all communities and emphasises the need to holistically address systemically rooted international problems. Diversity Atlas encourages solidarity by fostering diverse, equitable and inclusive (DEI) workspaces through its capacity …

World Environment Day

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World Environment Day is the perfect time to introduce your students to different types of cultural understanding about the world around us.Discover the environmental practices of our nation’s First Peoples with Indigenous workshops or learn about our delicate ecosystem from ecologist Carolina Zuluaga with her educational puppet show Hero Ladybirds of the Galapagos Islands.

Winter Solstice

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Around Australia, Winter Solstice bonfires have become increasingly popular as people gather together to celebrate the longest night of the year.Societies throughout history and across the world host festivals and ceremonies to celebrate the winter solstice. Known as the day of the “sun’s rebirth”, winter solstice celebrations honour the symbolism of fire and light, along with life, death, the rising …

Obon Festival begins

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The Buddhist Obon Festival has been celebrated for more than 500 years. It originates from the story of Maha Maudgalyayana, Mokuren, a disciple of Buddha who used his powers to see the spirit of his deceased mother. Obon or just Bon is a Japanese Buddhist custom, which honours the spirits of one’s ancestors. Over the years, it has evolved into …

International Music Day

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Held annually by the International Music Council, International Music Day, promotes musical art across society by employing the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) ideals of peace and friendship. Bringing people of diverse backgrounds together, this day instils a mutual appreciation for love of music, acknowledging its powerful and uplifting effect on society. This day particularly resonates with …

Culture Day

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Each year on 3 November, people in Japan come together to celebrate Culture Day, a day dedicated to Japanese culture. It is a significant national event which promotes love of freedom and peace; key pillars of the Japanese constitution. Importantly, it is also the birthdate of Emperor Meiji, who ruled Japan from 1867-1912. To honour the essence of this day, …

Remembrance Day

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Also known as Armistice Day, November 11th commemorates the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month when the guns on the Western Front fell silent, marking the end of the First World War. This was formalised by the signing of the Armistice, an agreement made between the Allied Powers and the Central Powers to end all military …

International Day of Islamic Art

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In 2019, UNESCO proclaimed this day to raise awareness to past and contemporary artistic expressions of Islam and the contribution of culture through Islamic Art to civilisation. It encourages worldwide appreciation for Islamic art in all its forms, such as glass, metalwork, pottery, jewellery and textiles. These representations of Islamic art greatly influenced and formed part of the architectural style …