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Remembrance and Poppies

In the UK, Remembrance Sunday is always the Sunday nearest to 11th November.  Poppies have become an important symbol of remembrance. 11th November is Remembrance Day, also known as Armistice…

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Muslims celebrate the Birth of the Prophet Muhammad

Muslims across the world will celebrate Milad ul Nabi this week, – the festival which marks the Birthday of the Prophet Muhammad. Although Muhammad’s exact date of birth is unknown,…

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Rastafari celebrate the coronation of Emperor Haile Selassie

One of the holiest days of their year, Rastafari people are today (2nd November) celebrating Haile Selassie’s accession to the Ethiopian throne. Born Tafari Makonnen, Emperor Haile Selassie I was…

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Saints and Souls

After the revelry and fun of Halloween comes two days of honouring the dead – All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day. All Saints’ Day on 1st November is also…

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