Listen to a boy telling us why Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, is his favourite time of the year. 
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Short stories: George and the dragon
Who was Saint George? Watch this story, one of our 'British tales' videos about characters and people from British history, to find out!
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What is your favourite day? Read about some favourite days and post a comment below to tell us about your favourite day.
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Your Turn: Carnival
Tell us all about carnival! Do you celebrate carnival in your country? How do you celebrate? Do you have a special carnival party? Do you wear a fancy-dress costume? Do you eat any special food? Do you have a day off school? 
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Your Turn: Festivals Poem
Christmas, Diwali, Halloween … What festivals do you celebrate in your country? What is your favourite festival? We'd love to hear about your favourite festival so why don't you send us a poem telling us about it. 
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In the UK, 1 April is 'April Fool's Day'. This is a day when people play tricks on each other for fun. A trick is like a practical joke. Do you like playing tricks on people? Is there a similar day in your country? Tell us about a trick you have played on somebody!
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Your Turn: Presents
When do you give presents to people? Who do you give presents to? Do you make presents or do you buy them? What's your ideal present?
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Your Turn: New Year's Resolutions
Happy New Year! Many people make New Year's resolutions in January.
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Your Turn: Weddings
Have you ever been to a wedding? What do people wear at weddings? What do people eat at weddings? Would you like to get married when you are older?
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Your Turn: New Year's Eve
Do you celebrate New Year's Eve where you live? What do you do on New Year's Eve? Do you have a special dinner or party? Do you stay awake until midnight? Happy New Year!
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