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Jewish people celebrate harvest and freedom

This week is the Jewish festival of Sukkot.  Also called the Feast of Tabernacles, it’s considered the most joyous festival of the Jewish year. Sukkot begins five days after Yom Kippur, and…

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Interfaith Week of Prayer for World Peace

The 8 days from the 2nd to the 3rd Sunday in October each year are kept as an occasion when members of all faiths focus their prayers on world peace.…

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A solemn day for Jewish people

Today is Yom Kippur, also known as the ‘Day of Atonement’.  This ‘Sabbath of Sabbaths’ is the holiest day of the Jewish year. Yom Kippur is the 10th of the 10…

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Hindus celebrate Navaratri

Navaratri is one of the greatest Hindu festivals.  True to the literal meaning of its name in Sanskrit, is lasts 9 nights (10 days). This year Navaratri runs from 29th…

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Jewish New Year celebrations have started

This year’s Jewish New Year celebrations started at sundown last night and continue until sunset on Tuesday. Each year, 163 days after Passover, the Jewish community celebrates Rosh Hashanah. This festival…

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Michaelmas – a feast with many meanings

Michaelmas, also known as the Feast of Saint Michael and All Angels, is a Christian festival. It is observed by most Western Christians on 29 September.  In civic life, Michaelmas…

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Equal Day and Night today!

This year, the autumn equinox falls on 23 September.  This marks the start of autumn for all in the northern hemisphere, but for Pagans it is also a final celebration…

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Yaum Ashura – a day or remembrance

Yaum Ashura, or the Day of Ashera, is a holy festival of remembrance in Islam.  It is a day of differing significance to Sunni and Shi’a Muslims. For Sunni Muslims…

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