Category Archives: religious holiday

Eid ul Fitr (‘Id al-Fitr)

is an Islamic celebration marking the close of Ramadan. It is a festival of thanksgiving to Allah for enjoying the month of Ramadan. It involves wearing finest clothing, saying prayers, and fostering understanding with other religions. http://www.timeanddate.com/holiday/us/eid-al-fitr

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Visakha Puja – Buddha Day

May 6, 2012 Buddhist marking of the birth, enlightenment and death (attainment of Nirvana) of Lord Buddha. http://www.tdsb.on.ca/_site/ViewItem.asp?siteid=15&menuid=21967&pageid=19137

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National Day of Prayer

May 3, 2012 Is an annual day of observance held on the first Thursday of May, designated by the United States Congress when people of various faith traditions are asked to pray and meditate. http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2011/04/29/presidential-proclamation-national-day-prayer

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Holy Week – Palm Sunday to Easter Sunday

April 1-8, 2012 In Christianity Holy Week is the week immediately before Easter. It commemorates the last week of the earthly life of Jesus of Nazareth as recorded in the gospels. http://www.crivoice.org/cyholyweek.html

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New Year – Hindu

February 23, 2012 The New Year is based on the months in the Lunar Hindu Calendar. http://teacherlink.ed.usu.edu/tlresources/units/byrnes-celebrations/diwali.html

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