Blog Category: Religious, Seasonal and Holidays

A jewish child excited to grab a donut at a sensory friendly synagogue.

How to Make Your Synagogue Sensory Friendly 

For many Jewish people, going to the synagogue is an important part of their lives. Visiting the synagogue can bring both a feeling of belonging to a community and foster spiritual meaning. However, for many people, visiting the synagogue can be overwhelming to the senses.  A sensory-friendly synagogue helps! Synagogues are often sensory-rich environments. Sensory-rich environments

Group of people standing looking at firework show.

How to Have a Sensory-Friendly Guy Fawkes Celebration

Guy Fawkes Night or Bonfire Night is a celebration that occurs in the United Kingdom in November. This celebration is associated with costumes, fireworks and bonfires. As well as large crowds of people. For many people, this is an exciting and sensory-rich celebration. However, this celebration may also be stressful and overwhelming for people who

Family of four enjoying quality time together during Thanksgiving.

Sensory Friendly Thanksgiving Greetings

Are you planning your Thanksgiving gathering of friends and family? Want to make it more accessible and inclusive this year? You can make features of the gathering sensory-friendly. Moreover, you can use sensory-friendly Thanksgiving greetings! While family and friend dinners, traditions and celebrations are fun, they can also be overwhelming. In particular, gatherings like Thanksgiving

Children dressed up for Independence Day sitting on lawn eating watermelon.

Create a Sensory-Friendly Independence Day Party

Getting ready for your July 4th party yet? Independence Day in the United States is associated with BBQs, parties, and fireworks. However, if you have a family member with sensory sensitivities, July 4th celebrations are likely stressful. However, there are simple ways you can adapt your celebrations! Create a sensory-friendly Independence Day celebration that makes

Adult holding Canada Day flag standing outside on street.

How to Have a Sensory-Friendly Canada Day Celebration

Are you planning a celebration for July 1st, Canada Day? Canada Day events typically involve friends and family celebrating together. There may be a BBQ, a pool party or a gathering in the garage. Furthermore, fireworks are often part of family, neighbourhood or community celebrations. However, if you have a child or family member with

Small family wearing traditional Indian outfits with statue of Ganesha behind them.

Strategies for a Sensory-Friendly Ganesh Chaturthi

Ganesh Chaturthi is a Hindu festival celebrated to honour the birth of Lord Ganesha. This is a celebration that is widely celebrated in India and by the Hindu diaspora around the world. During this day, Hindus visit the temple to pray and pay their respect to Lord Ganesha. Temples hold a special prayer where devotees

Adult and a child wearing cultural outfits sitting on the grass, playing with flowers.

Five Ways to Make Your Onam Celebration Sensory-Friendly

Onam is an important festival that is celebrated in Kerala, India. It is celebrated by all the Malayalees. It is known as the harvest festival and lasts for ten days. Each day consists of different traditional activities. This festival reflects the tradition and culture of Kerala. Although Onam is a Hindu festival, other religions have

Two parents and daughters lighting an oil lamp with Indian traditional outfits.

Simple Strategies for a Sensory-Friendly Diwali Celebration

Diwali is commonly known as the festival of lights or celebration of lights. Diwali is seen as a victory of light over darkness. It is celebrated by Hindus, Jains, Sikhs, and some Buddhists. People celebrate Diwali by lighting number of clay lamps around their home. In addition, a Diwali celebration also consists of prayers, fireworks,

Two Hindu couples walking down the aisle with people surrounding them at a sensory-friendly Hindu wedding.

Create a Sensory-Friendly Hindu Wedding

Weddings are often both a merry and a stressful occasion. Hindu weddings are rich in traditions. Celebrations occur over a number of days, with beautiful and fun rituals. The rituals, traditions and customs also come with loud music, hundreds of guests, bright colours, and long days. Consider a sensory-friendly Hindu wedding to help guests who

Smiling group of people at a sensory-friendly temple visit

5 Ways to Make Your Temple Visits Sensory-Friendly

Visiting temples is important for Hindus. Temple is a sacred place where Hindus go to worship. Hindus typically visit the temple at least once a week. Furthermore, on Fridays, all Hindu temples hold a special prayer. Even though it is crucial for Hindus to visit the temple often, it can also be challenging because of

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