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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  • Zoroastrian: Navroze / No Ruz, 17th
  • Buddhist: Festival of the Hungry Ghost / Zhohgyuanjie, 17th
  • Hindu: Raksha Bandhan, 18th
  • Christian: The Transfiguration, 19th
  • Zoroastrian: Khordad Sal, 22nd
  • Christian: The Dormition of the Mother God, 28th
  • Jain: Paryushan, 29th-5th Sept
  • Hindu: Janmashtami, 25th


  • Christian: Harvest Festival, dates vary
  • Sikh: Installation of the Sikh scripture in the Harmandir Sahib, 1st
  • Muslim: Shul-Hijjah, 3rd
  • Zoroastrian: Fravardin Mah Parab, 4th
  • Hindu: Ganesh Chaturthi, 5th
  • Rastafarian: Ethiopian New Year, 11th
  • Muslim: Hajj, 11th-15th
The dates for the events are provided by the Shap Working Party - order your own festival wallchart
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