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Hindus celebrate Krishna Jyanti

This weekend, many Hindus around the world are celebrating Krishna Jayanti – the Birthday of Lord Krishna As with many faith festivals, the exact date depends on the lunar cycle,…

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Khordad Sal – The birthday of Zoroaster

The Birthday of Zarathushtra, also known as Zoroaster, is one of the most important Zoroastrian festivals. Zoroastrianism is said to be one of the oldest monotheistic religions in the world. …

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Shia Muslims celebrate Eid Al Ghadir

Shia Muslims celebrate Eid Al Ghadir Eid Al Ghadir is a festival observed by Shi‘a Muslims alone.  For them, it is an extremely important day.  It commemorates an event shortly…

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Raksha Bandhan – a festival shared by several faiths

In Sanskrit, the name of this festival literally means “the bond of protection, obligation, or care”. This is a special festival which is celebrated in India and other Asian countries…

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Eid al-Adha

After the solemnity and discipline of Hajj pilgrimage, comes the festival of Eid al-Adha Traditionally lasting for four days, Eid al-Adha is also known as the ‘Festival of the Sacrifice’.…

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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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