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Dharma Day

Dharma Day is a Buddhist celebration which marks the day when the Buddha began teaching. ‘Dharma’ can be translated as ‘truth’, and the day is seen as a time to…

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Martyrdom of the Báb

The Martyrdom of the Báb is a major holy day for members of the Bahá’í faith.  It is celebrated in the UK this year on the 10th July, and commemorates the…

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Westfield Park Balby

Central Neighbourhood Officer/PCSO yesterday (4th July 2019) conducted high visibilty patrols in and around Westfield Park This was following on from a number of reports, reported through to South Yorkshire…

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Jashn-e Tirgan

Jashn-e Tirgan is an ancient summer festival for those of the Zoroastrian faith. Zoroastrianism is one of the world’s oldest religions that is still practiced today.  It is not widely…

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Windrush Day

Windrush Day was introduced last year on the 70th anniversary of the landing of the first Caribbean migrants in the UK.  According to the government, the purpose is to “encourage…

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World Humanist Day

World Humanist Day is celebrated annually around the world on the June solstice (21 June).  Its main aim is to promote the positive values of Humanism. Humanism is a philosophical…

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The Longest Day – Let the sun shine!

The Longest Day – Let the sun shine! The Summer Solstice, also known as ‘the longest day’, is when the sun reaches its highest point in the sky, with the Earth’s…

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Father’s Day

Unlike Mothering Sunday, which has a long tradition dating back to the 16th century, Father’s Day in the UK is a relatively new celebration. Celebrated in the UK on the…

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Rastafari celebrate Leonard Howell Earthday

Rastafari celebrate Leonard Howell Earthday The Rastafari movement, also known (improperly) as ‘Rastafarianism’, emerged in the early 1930s.  Rastas see themselves as conforming to a vision of how Africans should…

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Anniversary of the Martyrdom of Guru Arjan

This anniversary, commemorated on 16 June, is an important day in the Sikh calendar. Guru Arjan (in Punjabi: ਗੁਰੂ ਅਰਜਨ ) was the first of the two Gurus martyred in the Sikh faith.  Born in…

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