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2022 Early Childhood Services Calendar of Events and Awareness Days

Updated: Jun 14

Below is a list of events, awareness days, celebrations and more happening in 2022. At the end of each month below, you can print a version for your service, which includes a section for you to add your own community events.


We have included a variety of different events, including cultural holidays and International holidays, plus some fun days that may be of interest to your children. You do not need to celebrate or talk about all of the below events. Choose days based on your children and families interests, connections and cultures. Please email us if you think we have missed any or have made a mistake- click here..


These dates are all subject to change and we will add more as the year goes so please check back.


January 2022


1st-New Year’s Public Holiday Day


1st-31st-Walk Your Dog Month

1st-31st-Veganuary


2nd-National Science Fiction Day


4th-World Braille Day


4th-National Spaghetti Day

6th-Epiphany-Christian

7th-Orthodox Christmas Day


11th-Girl Hug Boy Day


12th-Earth Chakra Day

14th-Orthodox New Year

14th-Makar Sankranti (Hindu)


14th-International Kite Day

17th-JanTu B'Shevat (Arbor Day)


16th-World Religion Day


17th- Kid Inventor’s Day


18th-Winnie the Pooh Day

20th-Penguin Awareness Day


21st-Squirrel Appreciation Day


21st-National Hug Day


26th-Australia /Survival/Invasion Day-View our Australia Day Activity Pack here


27th-Chocolate Cake Day


29th-Puzzle Day View our-Puzzle Learning story and benefits of Puzzles Set here



PRINT THE JANUARY CALENDAR HERE

 

February 2022


1st-Chinese New Year (Tiger)- View our Lunar New Year Activity pack here

1st-28th-Feel Good February


2nd February-World Wetlands Day


4th-20th-Winter Olympics-Beijing-Download our FREE pack here


6th-Waitangi Day (NZ)- View our Waitangi Day Learning Story Pack here


8th-Safer Internet Day


9th-World Pizza Day


10th-11th-International Day of Women and Girls in Science-View our Science Learning Story pack here


12th-International Darwin Day


13th-Anniversary of Apology


13th-World Radio Day


14th-Valentine’s Day-View our Valentines Day Activity Pack here


14th-International Epilepsy Day-View our FREE Epilepsy Awareness Pack here


14th-International Book Giving Day- View our Book Corner Display pack here


15th-National Pet Adoption Day-View our My Pets Learning Story pack here


15th-Lantern Festival


16th-Magha Puja Day (Buddhism)


21st-International Mother Language Day


26th-Tell a Fairy Tale Day-View our Imaginative Play Learning Story Pack here


VIEW AND PRINT THE FEBRUARY CALENDAR HERE



 

March 2022


1st-3st-Australian Women’s History Month


1st- 31st- Epilepsy Awareness Month- View our Epilepsy Awareness Pack here


1st-Pancake Tuesday-Shrove Tuesday-View our Free pack here


1st-World Compliment Day


2nd- Ash Wednesday- View our Free Pack here


2nd March- Dr Seuss Day


3rd-World Wildlife Day


3rd-9th-Hearing Awareness Week


6th-Clean Up Australia Day


6th-9th Parks Week


7th-Labour Public Holiday Day, WA


8th-UN International Women’s Day


14th-Labour Public Holiday Day, Tasmania


14th-Canberra Day


15th-21st-Harmony Week-View our Harmony Week Activity Pack here


16th-17th-Purim


17th-National Close the Gap Day


17th-St Patrick’s Day- View our St Patricks Day Learning Story Pack here


18th-Global Recycling Day-View our Recycling Activity Pack here


19th-Holi


20th-International Day of Happiness


20th-Very Hungry Caterpillar Day


21st-Harmony Week-View our Harmony Week Activity Pack here


21st-World Poetry Day


21st-World Down Syndrome Day


21st-International Day of Forests


21st-27th-National Playgroup Week


22nd-World Water Day View our-Water Play Learning Story Pack here


23rd-World Meteorological Day


23rd-National Eucalypt Day


25th-Ride2School Day


26th-Earth Hour


26th-Epilepsy Awareness Day (Purple Day)-View our Epilepsy Awareness Pack here


27th-Neighbour Day


VIEW AND PRINT THE MARCH CALENDAR


 

April 2022


2nd-World Autism Day- View our FREE Autism Awareness Pack here


2nd-Ramadan begins- FREE Pack coming soon


2nd-International Children’s Book Day


6th-16th-Nature Play Week-View our Exploring Nature Learning Story Pack here


6th-Tartan Day


7th- World Health Day-View our Health and Nutrition pack here


8th-Hana Matsuri (Buddhism)


12th-International Day of Human Space Flight-View our Exploring Space Activity pack here


14th-Vaisakhi-Sikh


15th-23rd-Passover (Pesach)


15th-Good Friday Public Holiday Day


17th- Easter Sunday-View our Easter Activity Pack here


18th-Easter Monday Public Holiday Day


18th-World Heritage Day


21st-World Creativity & Innovation Day


22nd-Earth Day


23rd-World Book and Copyright Day


24th-Orthodox Easter


25th-ANZAC Public Holiday Day


29th-International Dance Day


30th-International Jazz Day-View our Music and Movement Learning Story Pack here


VIEW AND PRINT OUR APRIL CALENDAR HERE

 

May 2022


1st-7th- International Compost Awareness Week-View our Sustainable Practice Learning Story Pack here


1st-Ramadan ends


2nd- 8th- Family Day Care Week View our-Family Day Care Super bundle here


2nd-Labour Public Holiday Day, QLD


2nd-3rd-Eid al-Fitr-View our free pack here


4th-Star Wars Day


4th-World Asthma Day


8th-Mother’s Day View our-Mother's Day Display and Learning Story Pack here


8th-Hana Matsuri (Buddhism) FREE pack coming soon


12th-International Nurses Day-View our Community Visitors pack here


15th-International Day of Families-View our My Family Pack here


15th-22nd- Road Safety Week-View our Transport Activity and Display pack here


16th-22nd-Under 8’s Week-View our Free U8's pack here


16th-International Day of the Boychild


19th-Austalia’s Biggest Morning Tea- Cool Resources here


20th-World Bee Day-View our Mini Beast Pack here


23rd-World Turtle Day-View our Exploring the Ocean Pack here


25th-National Simultaneous Storytime


26th-National Sorry Day-View our FREE Sorry Day pack here


27th-3rd-Reconciliation week View our-Reconciliation Week Display and Activity Pack here



VIEW AND PRINT OUR MAY CALENDAR HERE


 

June 2022


🏳️‍🌈1st-30th-Pride Month

1st-International Children’s Day


1st-Global Day of Parents


3rd-Mabo Day


5th-World Environment Day- View our Environmental Experiences Pack here


5th- Butterfly Education and Awareness Day (BEAD)-View our Mini Beasts pack here


6th-Western Australia Day Public Holiday Day


8th-World Oceans Day- View our Exploring the Ocean activity pack here


9th-National Buddy Day-View our Forming Friendship pack here