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ESL Lesson Plan Calendar

ESL Lesson Plan Calendar

Moveable Dates

Fixed Dates

Plan your lessons around the year with the help of EnglishClub's handy lesson plan calendar. Find upcoming festivals and events with free resources to keep your lessons topical and your students interested!

Moveable Dates

The following events do not fall on the same day every year according to the Western/Gregorian calendar.

January/February

Chinese/Lunar New Year

late January or early February

February

Winter Olympics

(more about Olympics in general under Summer Olympics)

Carnival

March

Winter Paralympic Games

March/April

Easter

late March or early April

June/July

Summer Olympics

The following Olympic resources relate to the Olympics in general (Summer and Winter):

FIFA World Cup football tournament

July/August

Summer Paralympic Games

Ninth month of Islamic lunar year

Ramadan

Twelfth month of Islamic lunar year

Hajj

Birthdays

Fixed Dates

January

1

New Year’s Day

Overthrow of Khmer Rouge in Cambodia

8

President Bush Vomits on Japanese Leader

16

Shah of Iran Flees Uprising

27

International Holocaust Memorial Day

Liberation of Nazi Death Camp at Auschwitz

30

Assassination of Mahatma Gandhi

February

11

Nelson Mandela is Freed from Jail

13

Allies Bomb Dresden, Killing Thousands

14

Valentine’s Day

19

First Space Station Launched

March

10

Invention of the Telephone

11

First Basketball Game played (1892)

16

U.S. Massacre of Vietnamese Villagers

17

St. Patrick’s Day

The Rune of St Patrick with vocab and audio speaker icon

19

First Space Walk

19

U.S.-led Invasion of Iraq

April

1

April Fools 1

12

First Man into Space

28

Prisoners abused by U.S. Forces in Iraq

22

Earth Day

June

29

First Ascent of Mount Everest

4

Aesop’s Birthday

July

4

Declaration of Independence (USA)

30

First FIFA World Cup

August

8

U.S.A Drops Nuclear Bombs on Japan (1945)

31

Princess Diana Car Crash and Death

September

3

Allied Declaration of War on Nazi Germany

9

Teddy Bear Day

11

911 - World Trade Center Attacks in New York City

October

4

First Satellite Launched in Space

World Animal Day

12

Columbus Reaches the New World

17

Slaughter of Protesting Algerians in Paris (1961)

Communists Depose Russian Rulers

31

Halloween

November

3

The First Bra is Patented

5

Guy Fawkes Night

9

Fall of Berlin Wall

26

Opening of Tutankhamen’s Tomb

December

December month

3

Gas Leak Kills Thousands in India

21

US Forces Occupy the Philippines

24

Christmas Eve

25

Christmas

31

New Year's Eve