Grades 4-5: Holidays & Holy Days (fall)

 

First Day

9/10/2017

We will get acquainted and talke about our upcoming year, which will help us to feel a kinship to children all over the world, and to identify more closely as a UU.

 

Rosh Hashana

9/17/2017

We will celebrate the autumnal Jewish New Year, feeling the joy associated with new beginnings as well as the responsibility to correct old mistakes.

 

Dussehra

9/24/2017

We will celebrate this Hindu festival of the triumph of good over evil.

 

St. Francis Day

10/1/2017

We will honor the values of Francis of Assisi and affirm our interdepence with nature.

 

Sukkot

10/8/2017

Our class joins the congregation in the sanctuary to build a sukkah as we celebrate the Biblical thanksgiving festival of the Jewish people.

 

Divali

10/15/2017

We will celebrate this fall festival that welcomes the Hindu goddess of good fortune, Lakshmi.

 

Huichol Indian Day

10/22/2017

We will explore the religious beliefs of the Huichol Indians through their yarn paintings.



El Dia De Los Muertos (Day of the Dead)

10/29/2017

We will celebrate the lives of loved ones in our lives that have passed on as we explore this Mexican holiday.

 

Unicef Day

11/5/2018

We will raise our awareness of the plight of many of the world's people and hold up the goal of international cooperation.

 

John Murray Day

11/12/2017

We will introduce the Universalist story, in which a chapel is built to await the coming, some day, of a preacher who will speak of a loving God; at the same time, a preacher sails to America, determined never to preach again . . . until he meets the builder of the chapel.

 

Wampanoag Thanksgiving

11/19/2017

We will appreciate the Native American religion, its deep spirituality, and oneness with nature.

 

Maulid al Nabi

12/3/2017

We will celebrate the birthday of Mohammed, and learn about Islam and Islam prayer.

 

Hannukah

12/17/2017

The celebration of the Jewish Festival of Lights marks the winning of a victory for religious freedom, and the story of the light that would not go out.

 

Our New Year

1/7/2018

The celebration of our own New Year offers the opportunity for self-assessment, and encourages fresh hopes and good resolutions, with fun and fanfare.

 

Martin Luther King Day

1/14/2018

We will honor the birthday of a great American in the struggle for justice and celebrate the power of non-violence.

 

UU Pilgrimage

1/21/2018

We will celebrate the courage of our UU "pioneers".