The Day of Many Colours is a day for children to celebrate belonging to God’s universal family. Based on the five colours of the Mission Rosary, this special day encourages children to unite in prayer with their sisters and brothers on every continent: Africa, the Americas, Europe, Oceania, and Asia.
The Day of Many Colours takes place on 29 June every year to coincide with the feast of two great missionaries, St Peter and St Paul.
To help schools celebrate this special day, we’ve created a bank of resources. These include fun activities, a class assembly, and a pupil-led liturgical prayer for collective worship.
The Day of Many Colours is shared in every country where our Church is present. Through the Pope’s charity Mission Together, similar days are held around the world, each with the same aim: to develop in children a missionary spirit of care for others; expressed through prayer, charity, and action.
The Mission Together Virtual Map shines a light on the witness of children around the world. Our new ‘Explore the Virtual Map’ online learning resource encourages pupils to discover how, by focusing on specific countries.