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Pentecost – the Church’s birthday!

The Christian holy day of Pentecost is celebrated on the seventh Sunday after Easter According to the Christian Bible, it was while the apostles were praying together that the Holy…

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The Jewish festival of Shavuot

Shavuot is known as the Festival of Weeks in English and Pentecost in Ancient Greek.  (Pentecost is also the name of a Christian festival which, this year, happens on the…

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Eid al-Fitr

The end of Ramadan is marked by a special festival called Eid al-Fitr – the Festival of the Breaking of the Fast.  It can last from 1-3 days.  In the…

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Ramadan

Ramadan is one of the holiest months in the Islamic calendar, and is a period of fasting, extra prayer and charitable deeds. Ramadan takes place in the ninth month in…

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