Lyfta's interactive and immersive storyworlds provide a captivating way for students to experience slices of life from around the world. This calendar maps out global days, weeks and months of awareness and celebration, with linked Lyfta resources, to help you to engage your students in global learning and citizenship. Spark curiosity, empathy and compassion in the classroom across the academic year with Lyfta. Our earlier pdf calendar can still be downloaded here.
Zero Waste Week is an inspiring and impactful awareness event that encourages individuals and communities to take small, practical steps towards reducing waste and living more sustainably.
This annual awareness day aims to highlight the importance of charity and philanthropy in making positive changes in our communities and the world.
International Literacy Day raises awareness about literacy as a human right; by eradicating poverty, promoting social inclusion, and fostering a more literate and sustainable society.
London Fashion Week is a prominent and exciting event in the world of fashion, where designers, brands and fashion enthusiasts come together to showcase their latest creations and trends.
This special day was established to promote and uphold democratic values such as freedom of expression, equal rights, and civic engagement.
The Great British Beach Clean is a crucial and impactful environmental initiative that aims to clean up and protect the beautiful coastlines of the United Kingdom.
International Day of Peace, is a significant global event that promotes peace, unity, and non-violence among nations and people worldwide.
International Day of Sign Languages recognises and promotes the importance of sign languages in facilitating communication and inclusion for the Deaf community.
UK National Inclusion Week is an annual event celebrated in the United Kingdom to promote diversity, equality, and inclusion in workplaces and communities.
The European Day of Languages is to raise awareness about the importance of language learning and understanding different cultures.
World Tourism Day is a momentous global event to promote the importance of tourism and its impact on our world.
This is an annual awareness day to honour and appreciate the contributions and achievements of older people worldwide.
World Habitat Day is an important global event dedicated to raising awareness about the state of human settlements and the need for sustainable urban development.
World Animal Day is dedicated to raising awareness and promoting the well-being and rights of animals globally.
World Space Week is an annual event celebrated in October, commemorating the contributions of space science and technology to humanity.
This global event is a special occasion dedicated to honouring and appreciating the significant contributions of teachers to society. A hugely important day in our view!
World Mental Health Day is a significant global event dedicated to raising awareness about mental health issues
World Food Day, offers teachers a chance to spotlight a crucial global topic and commemorates the foundation of the Food and Agriculture Organization.
World Values Day is an annual campaign to increase the awareness and practice of values around the world.
Global Media and Information Literacy Week aims to promote critical thinking and responsible media consumption.
This global initiative highlights the vital role of science in promoting peace and sustainable development.
UK Interfaith Week celebrates unity among different faiths and beliefs.
This day encourages acts of kindness to create a more caring and harmonious world.
Anti-Bullying Week is a vital campaign to raise awareness about bullying and promote a safe and supportive school environment.
Global Entrepreneurship Day celebrates the spirit of innovation and business creativity worldwide.
UK Disability History Month, is a time to learn about and celebrate the achievements and contributions of disabled individuals throughout history.
World Children's Day is a global tribute to children's rights and well-being.
International Day of Persons with Disabilities is a global occasion to promote understanding and support for people with disabilities.
International Volunteer Day honours the remarkable efforts of volunteers worldwide.
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Hanukkah, a Jewish holiday, joyfully celebrates a historical victory and the miracle of light, lasting for eight days, which usually falls in December.
International Human Rights Day commemorates the United Nations' Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948.
International Mountain Day raises awareness about the unique ecosystems, resources, and cultures found in mountain regions.
International Migrants Day recognises the rights and contributions of migrants worldwide.
International Solidarity Day was established by the United Nations to promote a sense of global togetherness and support for those facing challenges.
Celebrated on the first day of the new year, New Year's Day is a time for new beginnings and resolutions.
Annually observed on the 3rd Monday of January, this day commemorates Dr Martin Luther King and his role during the American civil rights movement.
Celebrated on the third Sunday of January, this day promotes and encourages learning, understanding and respect for different faiths, religions and beliefs.
Chinese New Year, also known as Spring Festival or Lunar New Year, is a vibrant celebration falling on the first day of spring in the lunisolar Chinese calendar.
Established by the United Nations, the International Day of Education highlights the importance of education in shaping a better world.
Big Garden Birdwatch, an annual event in January by the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB), invites children to become birdwatchers.
International LEGO Day marks the day the patent was submitted for the original LEGO brick.
World Interfaith Harmony Week promotes dialogue and understanding between different faith groups.
Children's Mental Health Awareness Week focuses on nurturing young minds and promoting emotional well-being.
Safer Internet Day emphasises the importance of online safety and encourages teachers to spotlight responsible internet use.
International Day of Women and Girls in Science honours female achievements in STEM fields and encourages gender diversity.
National Random Acts of Kindness Day encourages helpful and thoughtful gestures to inspire a culture of compassion and generosity.
World Day of Social Justice promotes fairness and equality for a brighter future.
World Wildlife Day is a special occasion celebrated globally to honour and protect our planet's incredible biodiversity.
National Careers Week is a great opportunity for teachers to provide students with guidance on potential career paths.
Established by UNESCO, World Book Day is a global event honouring books, authors, and the love of reading.
British Science Week is a celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths.
International Women's Day honours the achievements and contributions of women worldwide.
Mother's Day is the annual celebration of honouring and appreciating mothers and maternal figures for their efforts and sacrifices they make.
Ramadan is one of the holiest times of year for Muslims and takes place during the ninth month of the Islamic calendar.
Global Recycling Day is the day of raising awareness on recycling for the good of our environment.
International Day of Happiness is a global event to highlight the importance of happiness and well-being.
Introduced by the United Nations, this day raises awareness about the benefits of forests for biodiversity, climate, and communities.
World Water Day spotlights the importance of water, and the significance of responsible use of water.
Earth Hour, is an event to show commitment to tackling climate change by turning off non-essential lights for one hour.
Holi is a fun, colourful and bright Hindu festival that celebrates the arrival of spring and the triumph of good over evil.
World Theatre Day raises awareness of the importance of theatres in the entertainment industry.
Autism Awareness Week raises awareness of autism and promotes understanding and accepting attitudes to individuals with autism.
International Children's Book Day promotes the importance of children's literature and celebrates the magical world of storytelling.
The International Day of Sport for Development and Peace celebrates the positive role that sport plays in people's lives and in communities.
World Health Day marks the anniversary of the World Health Organization and highlights the importance of health
Eid al-Fitr, one of the most important Islamic holidays that marks the end of Ramadan, a month of fasting and prayer.
World Art Day is a day to celebrate artistic and creative thinking.
World Heritage Day honours different cultures and treasures from the past.
World Circus Day celebrates the importance and wonders of circus arts.
Earth Day raises awareness of the importance of conservation and protection of our planet through eco-friendly practices.
Passover is a Jewish celebration that commemorates the freedom and liberation of Israelites from slavery in Egypt.
Children's Book Week celebrates the magic of children's literature and encourages literacy.
International Day of the Midwife is an important awareness day as it highlights the crucial and incredible role midwives have in bringing new life into the world.
Deaf Awareness Week aims to raise greater awareness and understanding of the lives of those who are deaf or hard of hearing.
World Fair Trade Day spotlights the importance of fair trade laws and ethical practices.
Mental Health Awareness Week is a crucial week that focuses on challenges in mental health and the practice of self-care.
International Day of Families is the celebration about the importance of families in society.
World Bee Day raises awareness of the importance and vital role of bees in ecosystems and food production.
World Day for Cultural Diversity honours different cultures around the world and encourages tolerance, understanding and respect.
International Day of Biological Diversity raises awareness of biodiversity issues.
Global Day of Parents honours parents and appreciates their efforts worldwide.
World Environment Day raises awareness of environmental challenges and solutions and encourages ethical practices to protect nature.
World Oceans Day raises awareness of marine conservation, plastic pollution and biodiversity.
Established by the United Nations, Human Rights Day honours the adoption and proclamation in 1948 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Father's Day celebrates fathers and father figures and honours their efforts towards parenting
World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought raises awareness of land degradation and the importance of water conservation.
World Refugee Day and Refugee Week raises awareness of those who have been forced to flee their homes and shows compassion and understanding towards those individuals.
World Music Day celebrates the vast range and universal language of music.
International Women in Engineering Day honours the achievement of women in the engineering field.
The International Day of Cooperatives champions teamwork and the power of working together for a better world.
Malala Day marks the day that Malala Yousafzai bravely stood up for girls' education even after surviving a harmful attack
World Youth Skills Day celebrates young people with talent and valuable skills and encourages and empowers them to build a successful future.