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Tisha B’av – a day of mourning

Tisha B’Av is said to be the saddest day of the Jewish calendar. It is a major day of communal mourning for Jewish people.  First and foremost, it commemorates the…

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Hajj – a special pilgrimage

This weekend the eyes of many, especially Muslims, will be focussed on Mecca. This Saudi Arabian city is the location of what is arguably Islam’s holiest site – the Kaaba. …

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The Transfiguration – a miraculous and mysterious event

The Feast of the Transfiguration, on August 6th, commemorates a miraculous and mysterious event in Jesus life and ministry. The event was when Jesus was ‘transfigured’ by a brilliant white…

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Dhul Hijjah – a Month of Pilgrimage

Dhul Hijjah is the 12th and final month of the Islamic lunar year.  It is a sacred month for Muslims, with the first 10 days of the month of Dhul-Hijjah…

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Lammas – a festival with several meanings

Celebrated on 1st August, Lammas is a special festival day for Pagans – who call it Lughnasadh (pronouced loo’nass’ah) – but it is also an old English festival from Anglo-Saxon times.…

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Rastafari celebrate the Birthday of HM Haile Selassie 1

23rd July is one of the holiest days of the Rastafarian year There are an estimated 700,000 to 1 million Rastafari around the world.  They celebrate the birthday of HM…

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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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