Awareness Days

Monday 12th December 2022 Gingerbread House Decorating Day

Originating in the USA, Gingerbread House Decorating Day is an opportunity to make and decorate a Gingerbread House. You can be as creative as you want and create a showstopping gingerbread house or perhaps a simpler gingerbread man or snowman. A fun activity to do at home or in the club, you could even turn it into a friendly competition!

Sunday 18th December 2022 Hanukkah Begins

Also known as the Festival of Lights, Hanukkah (or Chanukah in Hebrew) is a traditional eight day Jewish holiday, that falls in November or December each year. Each night of Hanukkah, the Hanukkiah (a nine-branched candelabra) is lit in a particular order and can often be seen in house windows. Hanukkah as a tradition is over 2,000 years old and celebrates the miracle of the oil. This was when the Holy Temple in Jerusalem was damaged and there was only enough oil to light the menorah for one night, but miraculously the candles burnt for eight days. BBC Bitesize has easy to read information about Hanukkah and its traditions.

Sunday 18th December 2022 International Migrants Day

International Migrants Day’s aim is to raise awareness about the challenges and difficulties surrounding international migration. According to the UN, it is estimated that 281 million people and international migrants live in a country different to their country of birth. 2021 saw 59.1 million people internally displaced with 53.2 million due to conflict and violence and 5.9 due to disasters. Young Citizens has resources to help children and young people better understand these challenges.