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Special Days
Religious people celebrate lots of special days!

Special Days

This Special Days RE quiz looks at religious dates and celebrations and asks KS1 children to answer questions about special days.

Many religions have special celebration days. Some dates you will know because you celebrate them or are off school but some may be new to you. See how much you know about these important dates.

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1.
Muslims celebrate Eid al-Adha but the dates change each year. Why is this?
Because they aren't really sure which days they want to celebrate
Because it varies depending on weather
Because the dates are based on the Islamic calendar
Because they don't want to celebrate too near to Christmas
This celebration lasts four days and means festival of sacrifice.
2.
What must you do during Lent?
Eat chocolate
Give up something you enjoy
Only eat brown food
Give away your food
This leads up to Easter, when you are finally allowed to eat or do the thing you'd given up.
3.
Diwali normally falls between which two months?
January and February
March and April
October and November
May and June
The date varies as it depends on the Hindu calendar but it normally falls in the middle of these two months.
4.
Holi is the festival of colours but which religious people celebrate this?
Hindus
Christians
Catholics
Buddhists
This is celebrated in spring when all the flowers are blooming and bright colours can be seen.
5.
What day does Easter fall on?
Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
The date varies but the day is always the same.
6.
Jewish people celebrate Passover but how long does it last?
7 to 8 days
32 to 33 days
100 to 101 days
999 to 1000 days
Passover always happens in spring.
7.
What do people do on Christmas day?
Climb Mount Everest
Go to the zoo
Give each other presents
Eat Easter eggs
This represents the giving of gifts the three kings gave to Jesus.
8.
The date for Ramadan varies as it's on the ninth month of the Muslim year but what must all Muslims do during this time?
Fast
Run
Drink
Dance
They are not allowed to eat during daylight hours.
9.
Sikhs celebrate Guru Nanak's birthday on 15th April but which season is this?
Summer
Winter
Autumn
Spring
He was born in 1469 - that's over five hundred years ago.
10.
What date is Christmas?
23rd December
24th December
25th December
26th December
This is celebrated by many, especially Christians.
Author:  Finola Waller

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