AREIAC is an organisation for specialist educationalists, all qualified teachers, providing advice, challenge, leadership, training and support for multi-faith religious education in schools and colleges.

It has an organising committee and regional groups which meet to develop resources, support teachers and lobby government for excellent religious education.

To learn more about AREIAC - click here

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  • Rastafarian: Ethiopian New Year, 11th
  • Muslim: Hajj, 11th-15th
  • Muslim: Eid-Ul-Adha, 13th
  • Buddhist: Rabbit in the Moon, 15th
  • Jewish: Sukkot, 17th-24th
  • Japanese: Higan, 20th
  • Muslim: The Festival of the pool, 21st
  • Pagan: Autumn Equinox, 22nd
  • Secular: Michaelmas, 29th


  • Zoro: Jashn-e-Mehergan, 1st
  • Hindu: Naarati, 1-9th
  • Hindu: Gandhi Jayanti, 2nd
  • Jewish: Rosh Hashanah, 3rd-4th
  • Muslim: New Year / Al Hihra 1438
  • Hindi: Durga Puja, 7th
  • Buddhist: Picnin in a High place, 9th
The dates for the events are provided by the Shap Working Party - order your own festival wallchart
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